Mental health crisis continues for rural women Nepal

Mental health crisis continues for rural women Nepal

Tara Bhattarai – WNN MDG Stories LAGANKHEL, NEPAL – It is midafternoon, and the outpatient department at Nepal’s only mental health facility, called the Mental Hospital, is abuzz with patients. Some wait for their turn to receive care, while others sit on the hospital lawn, crying, talking to themselves or just soaking in the sun. […]

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 […]