KATHMANDU, Oct 23: Expressing its gratitude toward the notable progress made by Nepal in achieving the International Conference on Population and Development (ICPD) goals, the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) has pledged support to Nepal in meeting the strategic vision of achieving three zeros by 2030. The strategic vision of three zeros include zero unmet need for contraception and family planning, zero preventable maternal deaths, and zero gender-based violence and harmful practices.

KATHMANDU, Nov 28: In the four months since Nirmala Panta, the 13-year-old schoolgirl in Kanchanpur district, was raped and subsequently murdered, the issue of rape and other gender-based violence has remained the most talked-about issue. Civil society groups, informal social media groupings and several other networks launched awareness and pressure campaigns aimed at sensitizing the public about violence against women and girls.