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, …

Gender and Social Inclusion (February 09 to 15, 2019)

Gender and Social Inclusion (February 09 to 15, 2019)

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February 9, 2019 Saturday Two youths arrested on charge of raping teenager in Chitwan Police in Chitwan on Friday arrested two youths on the charge of raping a 13-year-old girl. Ganga Chaudhary (30) and Ajaya Kumar (22), both residents of Kolhi Municipality in Bara were arrested for luring the girl …