Health workers are few and scarce in rural parts of Nepal. Pregnant women and new mother rely on their expertise for safe motherhood.

News Digest (July 15-21, 2019)

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Domestic Politics NCP Merger NCP finalized the sharing of leadership of party departments with 18 for the erstwhile UML and the remaining 14 for the former Maoist Center. However, the party is yet to confirm the leaders for the departments.[1]  The party confirmed international, parliamentary, and state affairs department for …

Democracy and Federalism

News Digest June 8-14, 2019

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Ruling Party Policy, Programmes, and Budget Members of the National Assembly expressed doubt over effective implementation of the budget. The members in the discussion at the Assembly claimed that budget was estimated without any homework.[1] Likewise, Financial Comptroller General Office reported that the government spent only 46.22 percent of budget …

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 …

Upsurge in Violence

Upsurge in Violence

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Despite of formation of various policies and existence of constitutional bodies for women, children and marginalized groups, the violence, discrimination and harassment against them have been surging up. Also, there are quite a large number of international and non-governmental organizations conducting awareness programs, particularly aiming these particular groups’ issues. INSEC’s …