Despite the huge challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic, Ipas Nepal managed to achieve some incredible results in sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR), climate justice and survivor centric services to gender-based violence (GBV) survivors, contributing to national commitments. We reached to more than 36,500 women and girls with messages on SRHR and GBV. This helped to avert thousands of unsafe abortions and to prevent maternal deaths. A total of 1,921 GBV survivors received services from the one-stop-crisis-management center. But there are still gaps to bridge in these areas. Thus, we will continue to make efforts in strengthening reproductive justice, the survivor-centric response against GBV, and women-led climate justice braving every challenge that we might face in the years to come.
For Ipas Nepal to achieve these great results in 2022, all levels of governments in Nepal, donors and our implementing partners played their role. Thus, I express my gratitude to the Federal, Provincial and Local governments for the support provided to Ipas Nepal in reaching out to the most marginalized women and girls with our interventions and making these interventions effective. I acknowledge the support received from our donors without which we could not have made targeted interventions in strengthening the SRHR, including safe abortion and contraception information and services, in preventing and responding against GBV, and in reducing the impact of climate change on women and girls and their SRHR. I would also like to thank all the partners who provided invaluable assistance in implementing our program activities. Similarly, I would like to appreciate Natural Leaders (Samudayik Aguwa), civil society organizations, SRHR champions and other community members for the great work done.