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Nepal

Humanitarian crisis, women and health: A perspective from Nepal

A humanitarian crisis situation has different impacts at the individual and community level and is also differently experienced by different individuals. In humanitarian crisis situations, discussions on women’s health and wellbeing are often overlooked even though it is critical that services be provided particularly during such situations. The past experience of Nepal during the massive…
Nepal Marriage

Rootless

By birth a woman belongs to her father’s clan, and then she gets given to her husband’s. We forget who our mothers and grandmothers are. Their blood does not flow in our lineage
Photo of a young man as a school teacher in a classroom of little Nepalese children. He is thumbing through a picture book.

We Need More Sexuality Education in Nepal

There has been so much discourse about sex and sexuality education all over the world that I perhaps may not be the only one to retrospect about it, in the context of my country, Nepal, before it became the Federal Democratic Republic of Nepal as recently as 2008. I don't remember when I heard the…
Nepalese women on a protest march. They are carrying a poster that reads in Hindi, "Women Against Violence Day". They are wearing white caps, and holding placards.

Voices: Nepal, are you still my home?

Nepal has been occupying the news headlines for the last few months, either due to the devastating earthquake that killed more than 8000 people, or the draft constitution that has recently been made public. After seven years of intense debate, the representatives from major (I would prefer to use the word ‘selected’) political parties sat…
A poster for abortion rights in Nepal, showing a woman sitting with her legs pulled close to her chest. There is abortion-related information written beside her in hindi.

Safe Abortion In Nepal

Whenever I represent Nepal as a youth delegate in any conference or workshop, I always share the great achievement Nepal’s government made in women’s health, i.e. legalising abortion. For many years, women in Nepal had experienced strictest abortion laws in the world.
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