Program Report (Nepal) on Equity in Education: Advocacy through Girls' Education Network, Young People and Political Leaders
The United Nations Girls’ Education Initiative (UNGEI) was officially launched in Nepal in 2008 jointly by the government of Nepal to strengthen the loose network advocating for issues on girls’ education formed by UNICEF in 2002. Currently the UNGEI network exists at national and district levels with the name “Girls’ Education and Gender Equity Network” which is popularly called the ‘GE Network’. The network has been actively involved in mainstreaming the UNGEI agenda into the government’s plan, working through existing structures and building upon the common vision and goal of all partners working for gender and equity.
The network’s achievements have been successful not only in raising awareness about gender equity at the grassroots level but also for having a striking presence in reforming policy. It has been successful in bringing all stakeholders to a single arena.This report touches on the progress that has been made thus far and areas where more efforts are needed.