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18 November 2019

‘Cultural norms are strong and will fight back’: narratives of change and challenges in achieving gender equality and women’s empowerment in Nepal

Author: Carol Watson, Anita Ghimire, Tulasha Khadka
Published by: ALIGN
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This research report provides the findings from ALIGN 'History and Change' research conducted in Nepal in November 2019, which investigated the impact of harmful gender norms in Nepal and how they have changed over time. The report outlines examples and excerpts from in-depth and intergenerational interviews with 51 study participants, with themes emerging from the interviews illuminating experiences of gender norms and norm change across areas including experiences of adolescence, education, politics, marriage, professional engagement and other areas.