News Digest – Gender and Social Inclusion (May 13-19)

Dalit Women’s Association Dang providing financial assistance of Rs. One lakh to Tulsipur Corona Isolation Hospital for isolation management and purchase of oxygen. Photo: RSS

Valley’s Daily Wage workers hit hard by the prolonged prohibitory orders, making it hard for them to make ends meet.

The decision of central Bureau of statistics to add an option of “others” beyond the two genders (male and female) to count the queer population points out the inclusivity problem with Nepal’s Census. 

The rate of domestic violence in the second wave restrictions is comparatively low than the first wave restriction but suicide rate is on rise. 

married woman found murdered in Biratnagar. Her body was found near dried up river. The police are investigating the murder.

High cost of life for people living in Humla as a resident paid 9 lakhs for helicopter to get better treatment after getting infected by COVID-19. The general public from regions like Humla face inaccessibility of health resources. The lack of proper regulation from province government has created an uncertainty in their lives.

Education of students from marginalized communities highly affected due to lack of digital infrastructure.

Nepal Association of Tours and Travel Agents (NATA) have requested the government to lift the restriction on International travel, at least for limited flights. Many tourists and Nepali migrant workers have been greatly affected by the international travel ban.

Recovered patients returning home after treatment in Kathmandu are left stranded on their way back home as different local level authorities are setting restrictions.

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