Women Fight Back Against Witch-Branding in Rajasthan

Women Fight Back Against Witch-Branding in Rajasthan

Betwa Sharma – New York Times – Friday, 26 October 2012 RAJASTHAN ––Shanta Devi was branded a witch nearly a decade ago, after her family was plagued by long bouts of fever and breathing problems. Villagers still cover their faces while crossing the 65-year-old woman, who lives in a tribal belt about 60 miles outside […]

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 […]