(The organization has developed their own Strategy and Operational Plan (SOP) 2017-2022 in the field of Development. According to context following themes are carried out by Organization.)
Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rieghts
Maternal-Child health Improvement is one of the most widespread health and social problems in Nepal. It has become a national tragedy. All over Nepal, thousands of women are suffering from uterine prolapse and bad reproductive health condition due to the lack of knowledge.
This debilitating condition exposes the women to rejection by their husband, family, and sometimes even by the whole community. As a result, they are completely deprived of their rights to participate actively in society, including in the community’s development and peace process. This deprivation has great consequence and implications, especially now, when Nepal is undergoing significant and important socio-political changes, and is trying to become an inclusive society for all its members. Women have suffered for years in silence, not having the knowledge or resources to seek treatment for prolapse. It is high time that their concerns be recognized and duly addressed.
We are certain that by working together with the media to raise awareness of uterine prolapse and increase access to information, we could significantly improve the lives of the poor women who are suffering from fallen wombs, and protect them from social discriminations so that they can lead healthy life with dignity; and exercise their rights for participation in the peace process and social transformation in Nepal.
In Nepal, Uterine Prolapse is a reproductive health condition distinguished by the protruding of the womb out of the genitals. This disease has spread massively; a study has identified the need of treatment for 6, 00,000 women who are affected by the disease. But families and communities still refuse to speak about the disease and it is often a secret kept within the home. According to the latest statistics of the Government of Nepal, 85 percent of the population lives in rural areas where basic health services are very limited due to geographical, economic, social and cultural barriers.
The reality for most Nepali women is even harsher. They are deprived of their basic rights to choose their own sexual partner, when to become pregnant, security from any kind of violence, eating when they desire food, education, treatment facilities, etc. Only a limited number of women know about their physical and mental health rights and the Government of Nepal has not effectively addressed this issue.
By sexual and reproductive health, we mean that “people are able to have a responsible, satisfying and safe sex life and that they have the capability to reproduce and the freedom to decide if, when and how often to do so.” This includes being informed of and having access to “safe, effective, affordable and acceptable methods of fertility regulation of their choice, and the right of access to appropriate health care services.”Awareness-raising program on health rights have not been effectively implemented and the State has also been unable to address issues related to Uterine prolapse and reproductive health despite the fact that this disease affects the lives of hundreds of thousands of women throughout the country. AIM-Nepal with the coordination of local organization and health agencies manage health awareness campaigns; organize reproductive health related programs which help women/girls access information about how to save nutrition for healthy life.