WNN interview: Inside the world of sex-trafficking Nepal 2015

WNN interview: Inside the world of sex-trafficking Nepal 2015

Kamala Budhathoki Sarup with Lys Anzia – WNN Interviews (WNN) Arlington, Virginia, U.S., AMERICAS: Serious crimes today continue throughout Asia as the country of Nepal wrestles with a level of exploitation that brings suffering to innocents that are beyond most people’s comprehension. This is suffering that has hit members of society who live at the […]

Women reach the top in Nepal’s trekking industry

Women reach the top in Nepal’s trekking industry

Associated Press – Huffington Post – Friday, 02 May 2014 POKHARA, Nepal — When Lucky, Dicky and Nicky Chettri tried to break into Nepal’s male-dominated trekking industry 20 years ago, competitors tried to run them out of business. They say men threatened them, harassed them — even filed bogus police reports against them. “The men […]

A Conversation with Nepali Journalist, Women’s Rights Advocate Jaya Luintel

A Conversation with Nepali Journalist, Women’s Rights Advocate Jaya Luintel

Alma Freeman – Asia Foundation News – Monday, 10 March 2014 (originally published 05 Mar) Ahead of International Women’s Day on March 8, In Asia editor Alma Freeman interviewed Nepali radio journalist and women’s rights advocate, Jaya Luintel, on women’s changing role in politics and society in Nepal, the country’s wide gender gap, and hopes […]

NEPAL: Banishment for women menstruating. Is it driven by religion?

NEPAL: Banishment for women menstruating. Is it driven by religion?

As winter temperatures hit the mountainous regions of Nepal, Nepalese humanitarian and education advocate Ms. Radha Paudel is working to bring critical issues on the lack of safety for women and girls in Nepal to the public, especially on the issue of Nepal’s stubborn acceptance in the practice of Chhaupadi. But the question might be how much of the practice to isolate women during their menses is determined by conservative versions of the Hindu religion in the region?

High in Nepal, a Lowly Status for Women

High in Nepal, a Lowly Status for Women

Kerri MacDonald – New York Times – Wednesday, 23 October 2013 (originally published 21 Oct) A woman crouches in a doorway, hay at her sandaled feet and a cow to her left. She looks ahead, a pained stare on her face. This is where she lives, for now. “She’s not allowed to go back in […]

Celebrating [Nepal] mothers

Celebrating [Nepal] mothers

Dr. Arzu Rana Deuba – Republica – Monday, 13 May 2013 (originally published 09 May) Indira Gandhi, when asked to state her greatest moment in life, reportedly said, “When I became a mother.” Indeed, if one of the most powerful women in world history regarded becoming a mother as the greatest moment in her life, […]

Nepali women seek to balance economic participation

Nepali women seek to balance economic participation

Kamala Gautam – UPI.com – Tuesday, 15 January 2013 (originally published 08 Jan) KATHMANDU, Nepal (GPI)–Pratima Pokharel, 65, a resident of a rural district in Nepal’s Eastern region, coughs hard. She married her husband at the age of 15. She was in grade four. A life of hard work followed, she says. Pokharel gave birth […]

Education through water santition can save lives in Nepal

Education through water santition can save lives in Nepal

WNN Improve It (WNN/IRIN) Kathmadu, NEPAL: Insufficient, fragmented and misdirected investment in the water and sanitation sector has hindered the fight against diarrhoea, leaving it one of Nepal’s leading child killers despite hundreds of millions of dollars having been invested, say practitioners. While health programming has helped reduce the severity and fatality of diarrhoea among children […]