Upsurge in Violence

Participation of Women in Police Force

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The constitution of Nepal has guaranteed 33 per cent female participation in all governmental bodies. This provision has helped aspiring females to participate in the public sphere, and it has also helped to create role models for other females. Due to this positive provisioning, many women who were suppressed by …

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News Digest (July 22-28, 2019)

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The Ruling Party Opposition Politics Security and Strategic Affairs International Relations Gender and Social Inclusion Provincial Affairs Economic Development and Governance The Ruling Party NCP         The ruling party announced the district in-charge and sub-in-charge. The party’s topmost leaders, however, misused power and appointed their closet ones and not included many …

No Gender Responsive Budget in Karnali Province

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Karnali Province and Gender Responsive Budget Gender specific issues like, chhaupadi, child marriage, domestic violence, and reproductive health are some of the highly prevailing issues of Karnali province following which the status of women is inferior there. However, the provincial government budget has failed to address these issues. Ministry for …

Two Third Majority

Remittance is great, but what of the workers’ suffering abroad?

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Nepali youth often choose foreign employment, despite its severe effects on their physical and mental health, due to the lack of job opportunities at home. Approximately 1,300 migrant workersdepart from Nepal on a daily basis to Gulf countries for employment. Many Nepalis are living under inhumane conditions in those foreign lands. …

Babita Marik making fan or bena out of bamboo shoots. This is their traditional occupation which is slowly dying out. She only makes them when she gets orders, that is only during wedding seasons. She gets Rs 1000 per order. On other times, she stays home looking after her children. Mariks are of Dom caste, much lower than Dalits in the caste hierarchy.

Light of Hope for Dalits

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Nepal retains its centuries-old caste system. Dalits, the discriminated people under this system, suffer from restrictions on the use public amenities, deprivation of economic opportunities, and general neglect by the state and the society. More than twenty Dalit caste groups exist in the country at present and caste-based discrimination is …

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They are citizens too

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Nepali mothers should be able to pass citizenship on to their children via their name. The idea of citizenship has never been the same, even during the early Roman period. Aristotle, the most prominent philosopher of all time, has written in his book entitled Politics Book III, “Whoever is entitled …

Babita Marik's son peeps through the bamboo wall. Bamboos are essential part of Mariks' lives.

CHHAUPADI: A VAPID PRACTICE

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Chhaupadi is a social practice followed by the Hindu women in mid and far western part of Nepal during the menstruation; when they are isolated in a small hut nearby their residence. They are not allowed to practice any normal family activities; even are restricted to go to schools, temples, …

News February 2019

News Digest May 15-21, 2019

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Government and the Ruling Party Bills and Parliamentary Affairs The government registered the Environment Protection Bill in the Federal Parliament with new provisions on carbon trading, reducing adverse impacts of pollution especially from vehicles, machine, equipment, industries, hotels and restaurants and pollution control measures during mountaineering, trekking, and sightseeing. [1] …

Nepali Women Abroad

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Effective policies should be created to make life easier for women migrant workers. Foreign labour migration opened up in Nepal largely due to globalisation and economic liberalisation. It has increased severalfold in the past few years because of political instability, unemployment and lack of knowledge of alternative livelihoods. According to …

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Traditional Women Entrepreneurs – Carving an Identity of their Own

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Government of Nepal and several I/NGOS are working in several part of the country for women empowerment. Many women entrepreneurs are thus emerging to stand financially independent. The newly emerged and established women entrepreneurs come to the fore while traditional women entrepreneurs get overshadowed. Traditional women entrepreneurs run their small …