Nepal women’s talk radio works to mediate conflict within communities

Nepal women’s talk radio works to mediate conflict within communities

Jiyoung Han – WNN Media (WNN/SFCG) Siraha, NEPAL, SOUTHERN ASIA: Sanju Kumari Das is a petite, soft-spoken woman, but don’t let that fool you. Hailing from Siraha, a volatile district in Nepal’s eastern Terai, this formidable 26 year-old commands the attention of political giants, helps end nationwide strikes, and is one only a handful of […]

We can’t forget Nepal’s widows on International Widows Day

We can’t forget Nepal’s widows on International Widows Day

Tracy Ghale – WNN SOAPBOX (WNN) Kathmandu, NEPAL, SOUTH ASIA: June 23, 2013 is just another day in the calendar for most people going about their daily lives; waiting to catch the bus to work; thinking about what their children are doing in school; appointments for the day. According to The Loomba Foundation, over 115 […]

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 […]