Surveying Nepal’s Sexual and Gender Minorities: An Inclusive Approach

In a recent survey of sexual and gender minorities in Nepal over 60% of respondents reported experiencing abuse or discrimination.

The survey utilized Nepal’s inclusion of a third gender category in its national census, the first such attempt in the world. LGBT people in Nepal face many obstacles, including widespread bullying in schools, lack of protection from discrimination by employers, paucity of programming for reproductive health of lesbians, and the lack of sensitive HIV healthcare for transgender women and gay men who are at exponentially higher risk of HIV infection than the general population.  Read More