COVID-19 feminist economic recovery - WASH

Stage 1 of a two-part research study, initiating a process of feminist economic recovery in Nepal in a post-COVID-19 pandemic world.

  • Abstract

    At the height of COVID-19, SNV’s work in Nepal found that place-based gender and social norms, combined with environmental factors, solidified or led to differentiated gendered divisions in WASH-related care and domestic workloads in households.

    In Stage 1 of this two-part research brief, SNV highlights the research methods and key findings of its exploration of norms, practices, and attitudes that underpin care and domestic work (CAD) distribution in Nepal's Dailekh and Sarlahi districts.

    Based on primary data gathered in both districts, the brief also presents CAD roles stereotypically carried out by women that men consider as tasks that they can lend support in.

  • Bibliography

    SNV in Nepal, ‘Transforming gender roles in WASH for feminist economic recovery’, Research Brief, Stage 1 of 2, The Hague, SNV, 2023.

  • For more information

    Sabitra Dhakal, GEDSI Advisor, SNV in Nepal

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