Out of the sheds: Women fight segregation in rural Nepal

Out of the sheds: Women fight segregation in rural Nepal

Allyn Gaestel – Christian Science Monitor – Thursday, 07 March 2013 (originally published 02 Mar) In this tiny riverside town in Nepal’s remote Far West region, a spitfire activist explains his fight against chaupadi, the local custom of isolating women from their families during menstruation. For generations here, menstruating women have slept outside of their homes, in small […]

Centuries old Nepal banishment ritual endangers girls and women

Centuries old Nepal banishment ritual endangers girls and women

Nepal correspondent Nilima Raut with Shubhi Tandon – WNN Features (WNN) KATHMANDU: The centuries old practice of chhaupadi in Nepal can cause prolonged depression in girls and women. In extreme cases it can also cause death. Chhaupadi pratha, or ritual practice, places Nepali women and girls in a limbo of isolation. In history it is […]