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Women & Children

Nepal's Women An Outlook

 

14665815

Female Population of Nepal#

Only

 

29%

Households are headed by Female

58%

Female are Literate*

38%

Women are aware that Abortion is legal

29%

Female have Representative Share in Parliament

6 in 10

Mothers receive antenatal care from skilled manpower

Whereas

 

35%

Women of age 15-49 yrs are anaemic

17%

Adolescent female of Age 15-19 years are already mother with their first child

12%

Women of age 15-49 yrs have experienced sexual violence at least once in their life time

2 in 3

Women never told anyone about violence they have experienced

One Third

of every married women of age 15-49 yrs have experienced physical or sexual and emotional violence

69.6

Life Expectancy of Women##

32%

Female migrants in various countries have committed suicide (cause of death) till 071/72

135806

Female Migrants to various countries till 071/72

2.6

Total Fertility rate per woman**

#Projection for 2016 at High vibrant

*Female literacy has increased from 43% in 2001 to 58% in 2011, which places Nepal in fourth position  among SAARC

##life expectancy of women has increased to 69.6 years, higher than men

**Fertility has decreased from 4.6 births per woman in 1996 to 2.6 births per woman in 2011

Source: NLSS II; DoFE; Population Monograph II