Being LGBT in Asia: Nepal Country Report

This report reviews the legal and social environment for LGBT1 people and organizations in Nepal alongside the discussions and findings from the Nepal National LGBTI2 Community Dialogue held in Kathmandu in April2014. It provides an overview of LGBT rights as related broadly to human rights conventions and laws, the legal environment and socio-cultural environment, and religion; and more specifically to education, employment, family affairs, health, media, political affairs and the capacity of LGBT organizations. The Dialogue brought together 57 activists from LGBT organizations from diverse backgrounds and subgroups along with representatives from the government, the National Human Rights Commission, UN agencies, the US government, and other development partners. The Dialogue was organized by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) in partnership with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) with support from the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) Adolescent Development and Participation Section (ADAP).
The report is part of a broader initiative entitled ‘Being LGBT in Asia: A Participatory Review and Analysis of the Legal and Social Environment for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) Persons and Civil Society.’
Issuing Country 
Monday, November 24, 2014 - 4:00am