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Population 30,485,798
Capital Kathmandu

The ten year long armed conflict from 1996 to 2006 launched by former Maoist rebels led to more than 13,000 people killed, left many more injured and thousands missing. The Comprehensive Peace Agreement (CPA), signed in November 2006 between the Government of Nepal and the newly formed Communist Party of Nepal (CPN)-Maoist, signaled an end to the armed conflict and a transition of the Maoists into a political party. Open elections to all parties in 2008 for a Constituent Assembly (CA) to draft Nepal’s new constitution elected 601 members, including previously marginalized groups and 33 percent women. With peace process in Nepal regularly stalled by political impasses, in May 2012 the CA was dissolved after failing to deliver a new constitution. After a long gap, the government announced a new date for the CA election in November 2013.

p-circle.png N-Peace Nepal

Since 2011, the Women, Peace & Security (WPS) agenda and implementation of Nepal’s National Action Plan (NAP) on UNSCR 1325 & 1820, has been the focus of activity carried out under the N-Peace initiative in Nepal. Leading government and civil society representatives from Nepal have also engaged in cross-country knowledge… read more ↓

peace-circle.png Women, Peace & Security Agenda

Nepal was the first country in South Asia and second in Asia to launch a National Action Plan on UNSCR 1325 & 1820 [2011/12 – 2015/16] in February 2011. The Nepal NAP development process has been celebrated as one of the most consultative NAP processes to date, engaging stakeholders at… read more ↓

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2016 Nominations Now In!

2016 Nominations are now in for Indonesia, Nepal, Pakistan, Myanmar, the Philippines, Afghanistan and Sri Lanka!    Please see below the Criteria for this year's awards:   Criteria I. Untold Stories…

August 1, 2016
N-Peace Infographic 2015

Download the PDF version here: Final_Infographics_Aug2015.pdf

August 31, 2015
Reimagining Peacemaking: Women's Roles in Peace Processes

A new report on Women and Peace, Reimagining Peacemaking: Women’s Roles in Peace Processes has been released by the International Peace Institute that includes numerous references to the N-Peace initiative and…

June 30, 2015

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  Bimala Kadayat | N-Peace Awardee 2014 Nepal

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