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The Elephant in The Room

Reading Time: 4 minutes Nepali society struggles to make social progress for a number of different reasons. One of the reasons is that we have a number of social stigmas and many subjects and issues are taboo. In other words, most Nepalis live in denial of many issues plaguing the society. Here are a number of those stigmas and taboo subjects.

The first step to addressing them is to admit to the fact that they are issues. Then we can have honest conversations and discourses about them and find solutions for them. . . . → Read More: The Elephant in The Room

Equality, Social Media

Hall of Shame IV

Reading Time: 4 minutes The fourth one in the series about Nepal needing a revolution…a revolution of the mind.
Here’s more of one of many MANY reasons why. . . . → Read More: Hall of Shame IV

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16 Days of Activism Against GBV Campaign: A Potential Squashed

Reading Time: 3 minutes Men using their positions of power to thwart women’s drive and squash their potential by focusing on her body is a form of violence. This is the story of a young, driven, and talented woman who was a victim of just that! . . . → Read More: 16 Days of Activism Against GBV Campaign: A Potential Squashed

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16 Days of Activism Against GBV Campaign: Story of a Brave Woman

Reading Time: 4 minutes When we raise and educate children using violence, of course, they grow up to be violent, especially the boys. No wonder, domestic violence is such a major issue in the country. We have to do a number of things to curve that. One of them is to eliminate the use of violence against children, whether at home or at school. We should instead raise and educate them compassionately and by engaging with them in a healthy and developmentally appropriate manner etc. . . . → Read More: 16 Days of Activism Against GBV Campaign: Story of a Brave Woman

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16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence Campaign: 2018

Reading Time: 2 minutes 16 days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence Campaign started a few days ago. A campaign that started in 1991 aims to raise awareness about the subject and to spur people into action to end violence against women and girls. . . . → Read More: 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence Campaign: 2018

Equality, Social Media

Pro-life Christians Undermine Law of The Country

Reading Time: 4 minutes Before abortion was legalized in Nepal in 2002, “up to one-fifth of incarcerated women were convicted of abortion-related crimes” and “more than half of maternal deaths during the one-year study period [was attributed] to abortion-related complications.”

Now we have a pro-life Christian organization with 32K strong volunteers, and hospitals run by a Christian organization most likely staffed by also conservative pro-life Christian doctors who follow their religion’s narrow dictates when it comes to abortion. . . . → Read More: Pro-life Christians Undermine Law of The Country

Equality, Social Media

Nepali Man’s Argument: If You “Sexually Provoke” a Man, You Are Responsible If Raped

Reading Time: 6 minutes The combination of a highly patriarchal society and an abysmally poor quality of education in Nepal means that boys and men view girls and women as inferior and treat them as such. One such example is viewing them as the culpable party for when they become victims of violence, as happened on social media over an incident involving the rape of an Australian woman by a Nepali man. . . . → Read More: Nepali Man’s Argument: If You “Sexually Provoke” a Man, You Are Responsible If Raped

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Kathmandu Post: “How Abnormal is Normal?”

Reading Time: 5 minutes Sex, we are born with. Gender, however, is a social construct. Except, in Nepali society, that simple fact is NOT very well understood, mainly because of our very patriarchal and misogynistic society, and abysmally poor quality of education. But here’s an opportunity for you to challenge and question your Nepali-culture inculcated ideas of what constitutes the female gender. . . . → Read More: Kathmandu Post: “How Abnormal is Normal?”

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Hall of Shame III

Reading Time: 2 minutes This series is about Nepal needing a revolution…a revolution of the mind.
Here’s more of one of many MANY reasons why. . . . → Read More: Hall of Shame III

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Intersex, Women, Men and Nepal

Reading Time: 12 minutes In the highly patriarchal Nepali society with very low level — as well as low quality — of education of the population, maintaining the status quo benefits the hill high caste Hindu men, the social, economic and political elite. . . . → Read More: Intersex, Women, Men and Nepal

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