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Landmark Judgment of the Supreme Court of Nepal on Access to full range of Contraception for Women in Nepal
January 31, 2019
Case led by Justice for All (J4A) in collaboration with many other organizations and women’s groups Ms. Manju Tamang, resident of Lalitpur District, Devichaur VDC Ward No. 1, self and on behalf of Chhotidanda Women Group & others vs. Government of Nepal, Office of the Prime Minister and Council of Ministers & others Decision: The Supreme Court of Nepal has issued an Order of Mandamus in the name of the Council of Ministers and Ministry of Health to implement or cause to be implemented with urgency bringing out necessary amendments in the National Family Planning Service Delivery Guidelines, 2068 BS along with formulating necessary policies, laws, programs and the arrangement of human resources, budget to institutionalize access of all women including marginalized and poorer women to all types of contraceptive methods and services as a fundamental right relating to women’s reproductive health as protected under the Constitution of Nepal....