Nepal: Strengthening Systems to Protect and Uplift Women Project

Sovereign Project | 55092-001

The proposed project will help strengthen services for survivors of gender-based violence (GBV) in three provinces in Nepal and increase awareness on GBV prevention and existing services. The project will (i) provide rehabilitation services for GBV survivors through 3 province level long-term rehabilitation centers and one national long-term rehabilitation center; (ii) fill gaps in availability of survivor-centric and gender-sensitive infrastructure within the Police to ensure safe, confidential and respectful environment for reporting of cases; (iii) build service providers' capacity; and (iv) enhance awareness on GBV prevention. The project is aligned with the government's Fifteenth Five-Year Plan 2019/20 2023/24 that calls for strengthening services for GBV survivors and builds on previous engagement of the Asian Development Bank (ADB) in strengthening GBV response in Nepal.

Project Details

  • Project Officer
    Shrestha, Unika
    South Asia Department
    Request for information
  • Country/Economy
    Nepal
  • Sector
    • Public sector management
Project Name Strengthening Systems to Protect and Uplift Women Project
Project Number 55092-001
Country / Economy Nepal
Project Status Proposed
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Grant
Source of Funding / Amount
Grant: Strengthening Systems to Protect and Uplift Women Project
Asian Development Fund US$ 12.00 million
Strategic Agendas Environmentally sustainable growth
Inclusive economic growth
Drivers of Change Gender Equity and Mainstreaming
Governance and capacity development
Knowledge solutions
Sector / Subsector

Public sector management / Social protection initiatives

Gender Equity and Mainstreaming Gender equity
Description The proposed project will help strengthen services for survivors of gender-based violence (GBV) in three provinces in Nepal and increase awareness on GBV prevention and existing services. The project will (i) provide rehabilitation services for GBV survivors through 3 province level long-term rehabilitation centers and one national long-term rehabilitation center; (ii) fill gaps in availability of survivor-centric and gender-sensitive infrastructure within the Police to ensure safe, confidential and respectful environment for reporting of cases; (iii) build service providers' capacity; and (iv) enhance awareness on GBV prevention. The project is aligned with the government's Fifteenth Five-Year Plan 2019/20 2023/24 that calls for strengthening services for GBV survivors and builds on previous engagement of the Asian Development Bank (ADB) in strengthening GBV response in Nepal.
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy Women and girls in Nepal have made significant strides in human development over the past 2 decades; however, gender disparities and gender-based violence (GBV) prevail. Nepal's gender development index increased from 0.77 in 2000 to 0.93 in 2019. Yet, women and girls continue to face discrimination that manifest in poor social and economic outcomes. Labor force participation rate among adult women (26.3%) is significantly lower than that among men (53.8%). Although women comprise 33.0% of parliament, this has not translated to transformative changes in women's lives in general. Furthermore, women continue to face violence in various forms which not only violates their fundamental human rights but further undermines their physical and mental health and hinders progress towards gender equality.
Impact GBV cases reduced and GBV survivors reintegrated in society (Government of Nepal's Fifteenth Five Year Plan 2019/2020-2023/2024).
Outcome Access to and quality of GBV services in project areas improved.
Outputs

Adequate WCSC facilities established

Rehabilitation services for GBV survivors strengthened.

Community awareness on GBV prevention and services increased.

Institutional capacity for providing effective GBV services developed

Geographical Location Lumbini Province, Province 2, Sudurpashchim Pradesh
Safeguard Categories
Environment B
Involuntary Resettlement C
Indigenous Peoples B
Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects
Environmental Aspects
Involuntary Resettlement
Indigenous Peoples
Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation
During Project Design
During Project Implementation
Business Opportunities
Consulting Services Support for recruitment of consulting services who will prepare bidding documents for civil works as part of project readiness
Procurement Relatively small amount of civil works contracts with local bidders will be procured in this project.
Responsible ADB Officer Shrestha, Unika
Responsible ADB Department South Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division Human and Social Development Division, SARD
Executing Agencies
Ministry of Women, Children and Senior Citizens
Singhadurbar
Kathmandu, Nepal
Timetable
Concept Clearance 12 Nov 2021
Fact Finding 06 May 2022 to 03 Jun 2022
MRM 26 Jul 2022
Approval -
Last Review Mission -
Last PDS Update 17 Nov 2021

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