Aiming to share the major findings of the Rapid Gender Assessment on Social Security in Nepal ,one day workshop has been concluded in Kathmandu .On the occasion ,Ms Ana Liza U. Valencia,Programme Officer ,The Danish Trade Union Development Agency (DTDA), Sub-regional Office Asia presented the findings . The presentation focused on Gender impact of Nepal’s labor market conditions on Social Security needs and Gender gaps in the Current Social Security System
The assessment was conducted in 2018 focusing 3 targeted sectors in formal economy: Health, Banking/Finance, Factory/Industrial sector and 3 targeted sectors in the informal Economy: Agriculture, Transportation and Construction sector. The main objective of the Rapid assessment was to Identify the most prominent gender issue and challenges in accessing social security and in the implementation of the social security law in targeted sector ,Formulate a quick assessment of the gender dimension as well as barriers to registration and accessing of social security benefits among men and women workers in Nepal and to Identify the Gender strategic interest and relationship between men and women workers in promoting compliance and implementation of the social security law in the target sector .
Altogether 20 participants including the leadership of three trade unions. The programme was Chaired by ITUC-NAC President Mr Pushkar Acharya and facilitated by ITUC-NAC Programme Manager Mr Gopal Ghimire.