News February 2019

News Digest (February 15-21, 2020)

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DOMESTIC POLITICS NCP & the Government: Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli, on February 16, said that several conspiracies are being made to defame his government, expressing paranoia over his government’s future.[1] On February 17, he praised his ‘extraordinarily performing’ governments saying that his government is leading the country towards ‘modernity, …

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

A New Discourse on Chhaupadi is needed – Destroying the huts is not the Solution

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A plan with proper study of need identification, monitoring, evaluation, and impacts will be effective in helping the women to slowly un-follow this tradition. What is Chhaupadi? Chhaupadi is a tradition followed in western Nepal where menstruating girls and women are banished to live in sheds for four days. Following …

News Digest June 1-7, 2019

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Domestic Politics NCP Merger Factional politics is on the rise in NCP party. Nine senior leaders are protecting their group interests in the party. PM Oli leads a group with committed members and has home minister Ram Bahadur Thapa as the new comer.[1] NCP discussed the name of in-charge and …

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 …

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, …

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 …