Victims, their families, and human rights groups have demanded accountability for abuses committed during the 1996-2006 armed conflict, while ongoing abuses by the security forces continue to go unpunished, further undermining the rule of law. The Covid-19 pandemic reversed progress in reducing child labor and child marriage, and exposed the inadequacy of state medical services in Nepal. The social protection system fails to effectively protect children from poverty. Migrant workers face abuse in countries of employment. Women and members of marginalized communities are particularly vulnerable to abuses including sexual violence, as well as deprivation of social and economic rights. Although advances in LGBT rights have won worldwide recognition, these frequently go unimplemented in practice.

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