Segregating education, discriminating against girls: privatisation and the right to education in Nepal

published 14 April 2015 updated 14 April 2015

This Report was submitted by the National Campaign for Education-Nepal, the Global Initiative for Economic, Social and Cultural Rights, the Sciences Po law school Clinic and partners, on the occasion of the Universal Periodic Review (UPR) of Nepal.

It shows that the current organisation of education system in Nepal, in particular a high level of unregulated private involvement in education, is creating and entrenching segregation in education. This situation is extremely problematic due to the immediate human rights violations it is causing, but also because the injustices it generates contribute to threatening the fragile social cohesion and peace that exist in Nepal.

In the 2011 Universal Periodic Review (UPR) report, several countries recommended that Nepal focus on the inclusion of most marginalised social groups in society, especially through education. The report reveals that despite these recommendations, the situation has not significantly improved with regards to access to free quality education, in particular for the most marginalised groups.

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