Client: UN Women

Duration: May to December 2021

Thematic areas: GESI, Governance

The survey was conducted on Women’s Political Experiences including Discrimination and Violence. The survey was a component of a larger mixed-methods study that the UN Women Nepal Country Office launched in 2020 on Violence against Women in Politics in Nepal. The study seeks to document experiences of women in politics, with a particular focus on assessing obstacles to women’s political participation, including the experience of violence, magnitude, forms of violence, risk, and protective factors, help-seeking behavior, and consequences it may have on women’s health, well-being as well as on their political participation and leadership.

The survey contributed to the objectives of the larger national study on violence against women in politics in Nepal on the following broad areas:

  1. Strengthen the evidence base on women’s political participation experiences and obstacles, notably VAWP in Nepal
  1. Contribute to the development of a global model for measuring and monitoring VAWP
  2. Generate knowledge on the legislative and policy framework enabling women’s political participation and VAWP in Nepal
  1. Identify entry points and provide recommendations for strengthening the monitoring,prevention and response to VAWP in Nepal