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 […]

Nepal jail keeps woman journalist forcibly detained incommunicado

Nepal jail keeps woman journalist forcibly detained incommunicado

Charina Cabrido – WNN Justice (WNN) Kathmandu, NEPAL, SOUTHERN ASIA: As woman Philippine journalist Charina Cabrido describes her recent experience inside the Hanuman Dhoka jail in Kathmandu.  Ranking in the low 29th percentile with corruption watchdog group TI – Transparency International, Nepal’s record for corruption reveals a wide margin in need of improvement. TI’s Control of […]

Improving medical waste management in Nepal works to save lives

Improving medical waste management in Nepal works to save lives

IRIN – UN Humanitarian news & analysis – WNN Science & Health (WNN/IRIN) Kathmandu, NEPAL, SOUTHERN ASIA: Managing waste is one of the most complicated and risky tasks among the many challenges of running a hospital in Nepal. Few health facilities comply with the applicable waste disposal laws, which can jeopardize patient and practitioner health. […]

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 […]

ILO Initiative Protects Women from Modern-Day Slavery

ILO Initiative Protects Women from Modern-Day Slavery

A Staff Reporter – India West – Wednesday, 11 September 2013 (originally published 08 September 2013) Over 100,000 girls and women in South Asia are set to benefit from a new initiative by the International Labor Organization and the UK Department for International Development, which aims to prevent trafficking within the region and to the […]

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 […]

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