Research Study

  • Study on Vulnerable and Indigenous Communities Development Plan (VICDP)

This study has been undertaken to prepare the Development Plan for Vulnerable and Indigenous communities of the project area VDCs- Lete and Koban of Mustang District. The objectives of study is to documenting the baseline socio-economic conditions, assessing the project’s social impacts, developing mitigation measures for any adverse impacts and developing measures to provide benefits to the vulnerable and indigenous communities of the project area. A VICDP has been developed using a participatory planning approach which encourages the participation and involvement of all key stakeholders in development planning.  In the same way, a series of consultations, interviews, and focus group discussions were conducted with local key stakeholders including teachers, CBOs, women’s groups, mothers’ groups, community leaders and health workers; government line agencies – Chief District Officer (CDO), Women Development Officer (WDO), District Police Officer (DSP) and Local Development Officer (LDO) and President of Red Cross, Chairperson of Health Committees, School Principal and teachers at Dhaulagiri Technical School (DTH), Social Mobilizers, etc.

  • Study on implementation status of National Legislation (National Civil (Code) and Country Criminal (Code) and Domestic Violence Act GESI Perspective

A study deals with reviewing of the existing National legislation (National Civil Code Act 2017 and Country Penal Code Act 2017 and Domestic Violence (Crime and Punishment) Act, 2009 on GESI Perspective to identify and analyze the implementation status of the National legislation and domestic violence Act in selected districts of seven Province of the country. Similarly, this study also highlighted the issues related to concerned Government agencies dealing with crime against women and girls (CAWG) especially CAWG cases and observes the stakeholders role and responsibility and their coordination with relevant actors for implementation of laws. Finally, study also deals with the identification of gaps, challenges and recommendations on implementation of Domestic Violence (Offences and Punishment) Act, 2009 and Regulations, 2010.

 

  • Study and review on National Civil Code and procedural: from Gender Perspective

The study was conducted to review National Civil Code, 2017 and Civil Procedural, 2017 from gender perspective to identify the major discrepancies and gaps that need to be addressed in the codes for addressing gender equality. Propose detailed recommendations to amend the Acts including steps to bring about changes and harmonization with the Constitution of Nepal, decisions of Supreme Court and international treaties. Fort the purpose of the review the doctrinal legal research methods have been used.

The doctrinal research is concerned with the analysis of the legal provision from gender perspective. In consultation with the CWAD, the most relevant documents and materials that provide policy/legal context, were identified, collected and reviewed. Based on the human rights framework (Constitutional as well as international human rights obligations), the desk review was conducted for understanding the National Civil Code and National Civil Procedural Code.

  • Study and review on Criminal Codes of Nepal from Gender Perspective

This study analyzes the provisions of the National Criminal Code, 2017 the National Criminal Procedure Code, 2017 and the Criminal Offences (Sentencing and Execution) Act, 2017 (hereinafter collectively referred to as ‘Criminal Codes’) from Gender perspective. The objective of the study is to analyze the current provisions of the National Criminal Code, 2017, National Criminal Procedure Code, 2017 and the Criminal Offences (Sentencing and Execution) Act, 2017 from the perspective of gender and international human rights law. The study performs line by line, word by word analysis and looks into the implications they have on women, girl child, sexual and gender minorities.

The study relies on both primary and secondary sources of data. As primary data, the study uses the findings of two consultation meetings with the parliamentarians, officials of the Supreme Court of Nepal and the Ministry of Law, Justice and Parliamentary Affairs (MoLJP), working group networks, group of lawyers and members of civil society organizations working on rights of women, sexual and gender minorities as of this particular subject.

  • Study and review on Legal Aid Act, 2054

The study was conducted on Nepalese prevailing Legal Aid Act, 2054 to study the laws and policies regarding legal aid and try to find out its loopholes, to analyze the problems and difficulties in implementing the laws regarding legal aid, and to study the gap between the laws and policies relating to legal Aid by comparing them.

This study is based on doctrinal methodology primary and secondary source of data. As primary data, the study uses the findings of two consultation meetings with the parliamentarians, officials of the Supreme Court of Nepal and the Ministry of Law, Justice and Parliamentary Affairs (MoLJP), working group networks, group of lawyers and members of civil society organizations working on rights of women, sexual and gender minorities as of this particular subject. Secondary source of information has been collected from published documents, reports, legal documents and government documents. Similarly, books, newspaper, journals, articles, international human right conventions, treaties, and different websites are consulted. In this study there is also used important court decision, research paper which is done by government and other private institution.