Thirty years ago, on November 20, 1989, the United Nations General Assembly adopted the International Convention on the Rights of the Child. As a signatory, Nepal has incorporated the provisions of CRC in the Children’s Act 1992 as a domestic legal framework. However, despite the existence of rights, children in Nepal still suffer from poverty, homelessness, preventable diseases, unequal access to education and many more ills. CPCS is moving ahead every day to provide access to a proper upbringing to Nepalese children.
Nepal is one of many countries which are affected by climate change. Previously the high-altitude Himalayan country never had to worry about mosquitoes, unlike other Asian countries. However, due to climate change, Nepal became hospitable to disease-carrying mosquitoes.
Most recently, there has been an unprecedented outbreak of dengue, a disease transmitted by mosquitoes. Since August 2019, more than 9.000 people across Nepal have been diagnosed with dengue.
CPCS Alliance hosts several awareness-raising workshops to inform about the disease and how people can protect themselves.