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Economic Social and Cultural Rights

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WOREC Nepal has been advocating and promoting economic, social and cultural rights (ESCR) of women, marginalized and vulnerable communities on the basis of human right based approach (HRBA) at national and community level. The campaign aims for ensuring the rights of women to enjoy the highest attainable standard of physical, mental and reproductive health, right to food and right to mobility and safe migration for work and for better opportunities to maintain sustainable livelihood and dignified lives. 

The government of Nepal is obliged to respect, protect and fulfill the rights realized under the ICESCR, as it has not merely ratified the covenant but also has incorporated some of these rights as fundamental rights in the interim constitution of Nepal and has framed it as law.  
The lack of accessible, affordable, acceptable and quality health services has deprived women’s access to health facilities thereby compelling them to live with various health problems. The food insecurity rampant in the country has made severe effect on the life of the people living mostly in remote and hilly regions of the country.  The lack of work opportunities, access to resources and economic crisis has made people displaced internally and externally for the search of better livelihood options, which often leads to trafficking, sexual exploitation and other forms of violence both in origin and destination countries. Due to social barriers and discriminatory cultural and traditional norms and values women and marginalized communities have always been suffering.  Economically, women do not have access and control over resources like land, house, earned money, farms, community forest and other natural resources. Culturally women are the one who has to eat last in the family; and socially women are deprived of nutritious food, education, participation in decision making and social security. These socio-economic, socio-cultural and socio-political practices make women vulnerable to different kinds of nutritional, reproductive and productive dilemma. 
At this alarming situation, the ESCR campaign of WOREC Nepal is aimed at ensuring human’s economic, social and cultural rights and is focused to make the state accountable to its actions and operating in regard to ESCR from women’s perspective.
WOREC Nepal has been conducting various programs under ESCR campaign. 

WOREC Nepal has been advocating and promoting economic, social and cultural rights (ESCR) of women, marginalized and vulnerable communities on the basis of human right based approach (HRBA) at national and community level. The campaign aims for ensuring the rights of women to enjoy the highest attainable standard of physical, mental and reproductive health, right to food and right to mobility and safe migration for work and for better opportunities to maintain sustainable livelihood and dignified lives. 

The government of Nepal is obliged to respect, protect and fulfill the rights realized under the ICESCR, as it has not merely ratified the covenant but also has incorporated some of these rights as fundamental rights in the interim constitution of Nepal and has framed it as law.  

The lack of accessible, affordable, acceptable and quality health services has deprived women’s access to health facilities thereby compelling them to live with various health problems. The food insecurity rampant in the country has made severe effect on the life of the people living mostly in remote and hilly regions of the country.  The lack of work opportunities, access to resources and economic crisis has made people displaced internally and externally for the search of better livelihood options, which often leads to trafficking, sexual exploitation and other forms of violence both in origin and destination countries. Due to social barriers and discriminatory cultural and traditional norms and values women and marginalized communities have always been suffering.  Economically, women do not have access and control over resources like land, house, earned money, farms, community forest and other natural resources. Culturally women are the one who has to eat last in the family; and socially women are deprived of nutritious food, education, participation in decision making and social security. These socio-economic, socio-cultural and socio-political practices make women vulnerable to different kinds of nutritional, reproductive and productive dilemma. 

At this alarming situation, the ESCR campaign of WOREC Nepal is aimed at ensuring human’s economic, social and cultural rights and is focused to make the state accountable to its actions and operating in regard to ESCR from women’s perspective.

WOREC Nepal has been conducting various programs under ESCR campaign. 

 

  • Bio-Intensive Farming System and Livelihoods
  • Empowerment of Marginalised Communities
  • Women Health Right Program
  • Community Health Program
  • Safe Migration Program
  • Early Childhood Development and Child Rights Program

 

 

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