Women, especially those living in rural areas, are suffering from prolapsed uterus, unsafe abortion, lack of access to contraception and unsafe delivery. So we have conducted many interaction / workshop programs with participants from key stakeholders (government and non- government) at the national and local level to ensure the reproductive health rights and to make government accountable. This program was organized in collaboration with different local, national and international organizations on different date between 2012 to 2016.
The Nepal government has been providing contraception methods free of cost to all women in Nepal, but many women in rural areas do not have access to the full range of contraception methods nor to quality health services. Only short term contraceptive methods are available in local health institutions; women they have to visit district hospital if they want to use long term and permanent methods. J4A organized a number of discussion programs at local, district and national level health institutions to ensure the availability of the full range of contraception methods for all women in rural areas. J4A also carried out national and international level advocacy for the same purpose.
The Supreme Court of Nepal has delivered many landmark judgements relating to reproductive health rights (e.g., free access to medical treatment for prolapsed utereus, safe abortion, child marriage, maternity leave, social evil practices, sexual harassment, day care centre, and reproductive health services for women in prison, and etc) . But very few people including key stakeholders, knew about these court judgments; therefore, the implementation of the judgments is very weak. In collaboration with the National Women Commission, we have analysed all judgments relating to reproductive health rights and shared them with stakeholders at all levels, from community to national levels on 2012. We discussed in depth how the court judgments can be effectively implemented.
Health service providers are influential actors of the government, but their responses to gender based violence differ. For example, victims could come alone to a health institution ( a local clinic, a hospital) without any support. J4A conducted five legal awareness trainings for Health Service Providers in five districts of Nepal from August to December 2017. The aims of the training were to enhance the capacity of health service providers' to respond to Sexual and Gender Based Violence (SGBV)., and to reduce the incidence of such violence.