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Preventing school dropout and early marriage in Nepal

Research reports

Written by Fiona Samuels

Discriminatory gender norms continue to impact the lives of girls and women in Nepal. This research assesses how to strengthen girl-focused social protection programmes in two of the country's provinces.

This report highlights the objectives and key components of two girl-focused programmes in Nepal: Beti Padhau Beti Bachau (BPBB) and Bank Khata Chhoriko Suraksha Jivan Variko (BKCSJV), exploring their main successes and challenges.

Both programmes aim to address gender discriminatory norms, namely early marriage, school dropout, sex-selective abortion, and gender-based violence in the home, community and school.

The aim of this scoping report is to provide recommendations to programme implementers (UNICEF, the UK Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office, and other social protection partners) as to how they can best support provincial governments to continue to implement these programmes.