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Active Citizenship

Active Citizenship

”Youth have ideas, promote them”.

Youth are active partners in the development process. Enabling them to translate their ideas into actions is our major task. Emphasizes on the civic awareness and civic issues, thus motivating and facilitating youth to act and take initiations and be informed on the issues of their concern.

Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights (SRHR)

Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights (SRHR)

”Youth Health matters, break the barrier”.

We work with youth towards Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights sensitization through grass-root activities and advocacy. Provides awareness and greater involvement of young people in response to the issues related sexual and reproductive health and rights.

Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)

Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)

Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are the global goals for sustainable development adopted by 193 member countries of United Nations on 2015, which envisions to shape up the world and make the world a better place to live in by 2030. YUWA is also working in awareness and implementation of SDGs solely and also in partnership.

Economic Initiation and innovation

Economic Initiation and innovation

”Self-employment is key to eradicate poverty”.

Promotes youth entrepreneurship and supports upcoming entrepreneurs towards self- sufficiency. We work with youth to foster their economic initiation and promote their innovation to help them become potential entrepreneurs.

Empowering youth
Strengthening involment



Voice for YUWA: Vol-1, August 2018

YUWA developed a blog magazine ‘Voice of YUWA’ which provides platform for youths of diverse background and experience to speak their mind and heart. It is very important to engrain reading and writing culture among youths and YUWA has been promoting it. YUWA will bring forth grassroot realities and issues to stakeholders. This blog magazine will help stakeholder to know where focus must be shifted towards. Voice of YUWA will help youth to understand about current efforts to mitigate youth problems and to create enabling environment for youths in Nepal. YUWA aims to ensure youth adult partnership in reaching out young people with important message and information through
this blog magazine. 

No. of Pages: 16

Publication Date: 2018


Youth Studies: Booklet

YUWA developed Youth Studies booklet – an interdisciplinary course on youth, leadership and data,” This booklet has been developed to aware youths about their age/generation, identity and different issues related to it, open data and statistics in Nepal, educate implications of the international and national laws and youth policies, equipping young people with necessary practical skills for working with young people.

No. of Pages: 87

Publication Date: 2018

Mental Health, A Youth Persective

Our mental health has an impact on how we relate to others, how we make decisions and what we do. This mental health brochure through youth lens is a youth introduction to mental health, published by YUWA.

Together we can take action and improve the mental health system! As young people, we need sustainable and unconditional support for our mental health. 

No. of Pages: 6 

Publication Date: 2016 

Issue Brief on HIV and AIDS Among Young People in Nepal

This issue brief on HIV and AIDS among young people in Nepal, with recommendations has been produced on the side lines of International AIDS Conference 2018.

This issue brief is prepared through youth lens and perspective. The issue brief is based on findings from desk research, Key Informant Interview and Focus Group Discussion. The authors confirm that there is no known conflict of interest associated with this publication and there has been no significant financial support for this work that could have influenced its outcome.

No. of Pages: 10

Publication Date: 2018

Issue Brief on Menstrual Hygiene Management

This issue brief on Menstrual Hygiene Management in Nepal is produced by YUWA through youth perspective. The issue brief is based on desk research and findings from Focus Group Discussion and online survey conducted by YUWA. The authors confirm that there are no known conflicts of interest associated with this publication and there has been no significant financial support for this work that could have influenced its outcome.

No. of Pages: 5

Publication Date: 2018

Advocacy Brief on Comprehensive Sexuality Education: The Way Forward

Every young person will one day have life-changing decisions to make about their sexual and reproductive health. Yet research shows that the majority of adolescents lack the knowledge required to make those decisions responsibly, leaving them vulnerable to coercion, sexually transmitted infections and unintended pregnancy.

Comprehensive sexuality education enables young people to protect their health, well-being and dignity. And because these programmes are based on human rights principles, they advance gender equality and the rights and empowerment of young people.

YUWA conducts comprehensive sexuality education in both in schools and through community-based training and outreach. In collaboration with LOOM, YUWA has published this advocacy on CSE.

No. of Pages: 5

Publication Date: May 2017

Youth Involvement in the Peaceful and Sustainable Development of Nepal

The Comprehensive Peace Agreement was signed in 2006 after a decade-long conflict, the effects were far reaching and devastating. Women became widows, children lost their parents, many lost their property and jobs, schools were closed. Youths suffered considerably during the conflict. However, since the end of the conflict, Nepal has made significant progress in its transition to peace. This research examines what does this transitioning context mean for adolescents and youth who constitute almost half of Nepal’s population.

The current generation of youth are the most highly educated in Nepal’s history, but find it difficult to find jobs corresponding to their skills. An analysis of youth and peacebuilding studies in Nepal indicated that Nepali youths face challenges in terms of “lack of economic opportunities and resources, they are underemployed and do not have proper access to education”. However, these studies tended to homogenize youth and did not consider the diverse population of Nepal that has over 50 ethnic groups, which makes it challenging to understand the best ways to engage with and support them. Additionally, whilst the government has several policies and programs in place to support youth, a review noted that there were gaps in policy implementation, sufficient and relevant options for training and education and adequate public employment services.

With this understanding of the youth situation in Nepal, the UN Peace Fund for Nepal wanted to understand how can the UN better improve our relationship with half of Nepal’s population if we want to be inclusive and leave no one behind in achieving the development priorities of Nepal. As the United Nations Country Team in Nepal finalizes the new UN Development Assistance Framework (2018-2022), and moves forward in implementing the SDGs, the results of this study will help the UN to understand how better to engage with youth in an inclusive and participatory manner, as we work towards the promotion of a peaceful and inclusive society for sustainable development in Nepal.

No. of pages: 88

Publication date: 2017

Sustainable Development Goals

The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) is expected to shape the world’s common future for at least the next 15 years. With half of the world under the age of 30, it is crucial that young people are put at the forefront of change and development. 

In Nepal, never before have there been so many young people. Right now Nepal has the largest productive youth population compared to the dependent population in its history. Therefore young people have the right to participate in decision-making processes at all levels. They have a crucial role to play in the implementation of the SDGs.

Because social change often starts with small individual steps, this booklet has been prepared to help young people in Nepal understand the SDGs and how the roles they plan can add up if they all do their part. It was produced by UNFPA and YUWA. 

No. of Pages: 62

Publication Date: 2016

दिगो विकास लक्ष्यहरू, मेरो जिम्मेवारी

संयुक्त राष्ट्रसंघले १५ देखि २४ वर्षका व्यक्तिलाई युवाका रूपमा परिभाषित गरेको छ भने १० देखि १९ वर्षबीचका लाई किशोरकिशोरी भनेको छ । राष्ट्रिय युवा नीति नेपाल  २०१० ले १६ देखि ४० वर्षबीचका महिला, पुरूष र तेस्रोलिङ्गीलाई युवा ठानेको छ । यो दस्तावेजमा प्रयोग भएका तथ्यांकहरू विभिन्न स्रोतबाट आएका छन् र यसले गर्दा युवाको परिभाषा स्रोतैपिच्छे फरक फरक पर्न गएको छ । यसको अर्थ जुन जुन स्रोतहरूबाट तथ्यांक लिइएको छ, त्यसका अधारमा युवाको उमेर १० देखि ४० सम्म हुन आउँछ ।  यो प्रकाशनको उद्देश्यका लागि १० देखि ४० वर्ष उमेरका व्यक्तिलाई युवा मानिएको छ । यो प्रकाशन संयुक्त राष्ट्रसंघीय जनसंख्या कोष (युएनएफपीए)को आर्थिक तथा प्राविधिक सहायतामा युवाले तयार गरेको हो । उत्पे्ररणामूलक कथाहरू युवाले संकलन गरी प्रकाशनलाई यस्तो स्वरूप दिएको हो ।

No. of Pages: 62

Publication Date: 2016


For millions of young people around the world, the onset of adolescence brings not only changes to their bodies but also new vulnerabilities to human rights abuses, particularly in the arenas of sexuality, marriage and childbearing.

Adolescents’ sexual and reproductive health must be supported. This means providing access to comprehensive sexuality education; services to prevent, diagnose and treat STIs; and counselling on family planning. It also means empowering young people to know and exercise their rights – including the right to delay marriage and the right to refuse unwanted sexual advances.

YUWA in collaboration with YALC has published this policy brief advocating for Young People’s Sexual and Reproductive Health in Nepal.

No. of Pages: 15

Publication Date: 2012

Issue Brief on Sexuality Education in Nepal

Nepal has endorsed the ICPD beyond 2014 review document, where the need for Comprehensive Sexuality Education (CSE) is highlighted. Nepal is one of the countries in South Asia, where CSE has been introduced formally in the school curriculum training in a meaningful way.

Schools pave the path for students academically, socially and help them become a responsible citizen, and implementing sexual education for growing children and adolescents would create a generation of open-minded and well-informed citizens.

CSE must be taught in schools and also at home to ensure that adolescents fully understand the issues around their sexuality. YUWA pertaining this issue has published this issue brief on youth SRHR.

No. of Pages: 12

Publication Date: 2011

Position Paper on Adolescent and Youth in Nepal

All adolescents and youth have the right to sexual and reproductive health, to live free from violence and coercion, and to exercise their sexual and reproductive rights. Youth involvement, comprehensive sexuality education, youth-friendly sexual and reproductive health services, an enabling legal and socio-cultural environment, and recognition of youth diversity are critical to ensuring a world where young people lead
healthy lives and where sexuality and reproductive health are positive and enjoyable aspects of being human.

This position paper was developed for the United Nations Commission on Population and Development-45th Session “Adolescents and Youth”

No. of Pages: 7

Publication Date: 2011

Call for Action on Comprehensive Contraceptive Information and Quality Services

The Call for Action was produced as part of the “Global South Youth Strategizing Meeting, 24th January, 2016, organized by the Asian Pacific Resource and Research Centre for Women (ARROW), on the side-lines of the International Conference on Family Planning 2016. This meeting brought together Global South partners from AIDS Accountability International (AAI), African Youth and Adolescence Network on Population and Development (AFRIYAN), Chanan Development Association (CDA) Pakistan; Pravah, India; Reproductive Health Association of Cambodia(RHAC); YUWA, Nepal.

No. of Pages: 3 

Publication Date: 2016



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