Economic Development Leaving Millions Behind

Economic Development Leaving Millions Behind

Kanya D’Almeida – IPS –   Tuesday, 2 August, 2011 (originally published 1 Aug) WASHINGTON, Aug 1, 2011 (IPS) – The Society for International Development (SID)’s triennial World Congress, which concluded Sunday in Washington, drew over 1,000 attendees this year, 40 percent hailing from the global south, making it arguably one of the most influential […]

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 […]