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Number of single women increases in Nepal, by Pabitra Sunar (rep 25/11/2023)

Nepali Women In Changed Media Landscape, by Tulasi Acharya (rn 10/11/2023)

Women entrepreneurs reveal success stories : These businesswomen produce sanitary pads, make stuffed dolls and run a dairy farm, by Sanju Paudel (kp 30/10/2023)

Semiotics Of The Term 'Cheli' By relegating women to subservient roles through language, the society inadvertently fosters a culture of inequality, by Tulasi Acharya (rn 18/10/2023)

Improve Women's Role In Decision-making, by Jeewan Rimal (rn 23/09/2023)

Women's participation in decision-making level pathetic (rep 15/09/2023)

Educated Women Victims Of Domestic Abuse, by Upasana Rana (rn 10/09/2023)

Patriarchal Nepal sees steep rise in female-headed households : Agriculture Census 2021-22 report, released on Thursday by National Statistics Office, shows 32.4 percent, or 1.33 million, households in the country are headed by women, by Sangam Prasain (kp 08/09/2023) [This is far from being a reason for the ruling machos to grant women equal rights and participation!]

Women need de jure, de facto rights to end discrimination (ht 01/09/2023)

Single women’s population rising markedly in Nepal : Study shows nearly 1.2 million Nepali women separated, divorced or became widows in a decade, by Arjun  Poudel (kp 21/08/2023)

Battling Discrimination To Empower Women, by Sunil Poudel (rn 18/08/2023)

iolence against women in politics : By breaking down barriers and fostering an enabling environment, women can take their rightful place as catalysts for change in various fields, including in politics and decision-making, by Kabita Pandey (ae 17/08/2023)

USAID Urja Nepal concludes leadership and management training for women : The programme was aimed at assisting women leaders in advancing their leadership skills, enhancing their professional influence, and making effective business decisions to accelerate Nepal's energy transition (kp 29/07/2023)

Addressing Population Issues : A Call For Gender Equality, by Ramesh Kumar KC (rn 14/07/2023)

'Time-bound programme needed to abolish dowry', by Ram Kumar Kamat (ht 02/07/2023), Woman and daughter found dead in Rautahat (ht 02/07/2023)

Recognise Women’s Domestic Labour, by Bini Dahal (rn 30/06/2023)

First conference on women shelters begins (ht 26/06/2023)

Female participation in higher education : How Good Is Good Enough?, by Bhim Prasad Subedi (rn 23/06/2023)

Female mahout numbers grow as safaris get popular in protected areas : Women mahouts are dedicated and can handle challenging tasks easily, park officials say, by Rupa Gahatraj (kp 19/06/2023)

Women in Nepali society: An overview of Lichhavi era and Vedic age : Women in the Licchavi era were not just confined to the household works. They were given an equal opportunity to contribute in the society, by Shreena Nepal (nlt 17/06/2023)

Women of Gorkha, Chitwan pursuing economic independence through farming, by Sushil Darnal (rn 09/06/2023)

With men away in India for work, women fill void in construction : Until a few years ago, contractors would not hire women in construction projects, but that has changed now since most villages are almost devoid of men, by Tripti Shahi (kp 03/06/2023)

Embrace women’s diversity : The experiences of women of historically marginalised groups aren’t discussed, by Sangmo Yonjan-Tamang (kp 28/05/2023)

Women working for daily wage to run houses independently (rn 15/05/2023)

Perspective On Nepali Women's Journey, by Sadhana Dahal (rn 28/04/2023)

Code of conduct: Only for women? It is important for the state to realise that restrictive borders and policing the so-called ‘dignity of Nepali women’ is not the solution to existing problems, by Swasti Gautam (kp 24/04/2023)

NWC receives 42 percent complaints of mental violence in nine months (ae 24/04/2023)

Behind births of fewer girls than boys : Preference for sons, which leads to female foeticide, is among the suspected reasons, by Arjun Poudel (kp 02/04/2023) [Only males are full Nepalis. This is what is written in the constitution and laws and especially in the minds of the patriarchal machos!]

onomic Empowerment Of Women, by Namrata Sharma (rn 29/03/2023)

History of women lawmakers : To ensure women’s rights, their presence is necessary in Parliament and the law-making process, by Khim Lal Devkota (kp 22/03/2023)

Girls who marry early face abuse and health issues, by Anushka Nepal (ae 16/03/2023)

Violence against women on the rise : Experts working in women’s rights point out the patriarchal mindset of people, taking the woman as second class citizen, rise in reporting of the incidences and use of various social media as some of the causes for a rise in the number of cases of violence against women, by Sabitri Dhakal (ae 15/03/2023)

Once sold in Kuwait, she still lives in pain back home : Sanimaya’s tale represents countless Nepali women who are taken to various Gulf countries on visit visas and then are made to work in virtual slavery, by Anup Ojha (kp 15/03/2023)

Women Farmers in Nepal : Vanguard of Rural Economy, by Kiran Mainali (rep 14/03/2023)

Behind the mask of happiness : In many Nepali households, men continue to make financial decisions, including how women’s earnings are spent, by Mimamsha Dhungel (kp 09/03/2023)

Long fight against culture of rape and impunity : Women know the battle for justice won’t be easily won but refuse to give up. They vow to speak up louder, by Anshrica Dewan (kp 08/03/2023)

Evolving gender equations : Women should speak up for justice notwithstanding concerns of family reputation or social pressure, by Sushila Karki (kp 08/03/2023)

Many Achham parents favour boys over girls for schooling : Parents don’t put much effort into educating their daughters since they think that girls will someday leave them and go with their husbands, by Menuka Dhungana (kp 08/03/2023)

In Nepal, farm women are becoming entrepreneurs : Women are experiencing increased responsibilities and workloads, especially in situations where there is climate-driven out migration of men and young people, by Subin Adhikari (kp 08/03/2023)

Empowered Nepali women : Things will change when men who do not do dishes at home stop lecturing on women’s empowerment, by Sujeev Shakya (kp 07/03/2023)

Women’s participation in state’s bodies being ensured: Speaker Ghimire (kh 07/03/2023) [With a few exceptions, the women involved only play backstage roles! More than the 33 per cent of women parliamentarians prescribed by the constitution are not involved anyway. In the Council of Ministers and other institutions, not even this is achieved!]

The women connecting Nepal : From Mechi to Mahakali (and rivers in between) women engineers overcome hurdles to make Nepal more accessible, by Sahina Shrestha (nlt 03/03/2023)

Beset by poverty at home, Banke women face horror abroad : Several debt-ridden Nepali women who illegally visited Gulf nations for jobs are in captivity and crying for help, by Rupa Gahatraj (kp 03/03/2023)

Calls grow for gender equality in foreign jobs m: The restrictive policies over the years, regarding labour mobility of women, have made them vulnerable to trafficking and forced labour, observers say, by Pawan Pandey (kp 28/02/2023)

Period Kaa Kura: Promoting period positivity, by Parushka Khadka (ae 22/02/2023)

When will women lead big political parties? Bibeksheel Sajha recently elected Samikchya Baskota as party chief while Ranjita Shrestha heads another new party, the Nagarik Unmukti Party, by Purushottam Poudel (kp 21/02/2023)

Helping women in business : Women entrepreneurs lack technical knowledge to expand their business operations, by Roshee Lamichhane (kp 20/02/2023)

Lack of infrastructure shattering women’s dream to pursue career in sports (kh 08/02/2023)

Landmark bill to boost women candidacy in polls : Election Commission is drafting a bill to increase women’s candidacy in all three tiers of government by a third, by Binod Ghimire (kp 02/02/2023), Hope amid despair : The proposed bill to field more directly elected women candidates is a silver lining (kp 03/02/2023)

Trap of trafficking: How women and girls are lured into trafficking by their own relatives : According to police, a significant number of girls sold into brothels are trafficked by their own family members or acquaintances, by Sushmita Aryal (nlt 30/01/2023)

Post-menopause healthcare : As the population continues to age, support for middle-aged women has become crucial, by Dushala Adhikari (kp 30/01/2023)

Rural women turning self-reliant (kh 18/01/2023)

Women representation still remains bare minimum, by Arpana Adhikari (rn 25/12/2022)

Early marriage traps disadvantaged girls in poverty cycle : A multisectoral approach is needed to understand and eradicate this multifaceted social evil, say experts, by Arjun Poudel (kp 15/12/2022)

Combating violence against women in politics : We should realise that a threat to women in politics is a threat to our entire democracy, by Sagoon Bhetwal (kp 13/12/2022)

Women should not be denied legal rights: CEC Thapaliya (kh 09/12/2022)) [But they are. The participation in the electoral system and the treatment of women by the political parties and their macho leaders are prime examples!]

Nepali women packing a punch : Nepal occupies a respectable 16th position among the 133 countries regarding the proportion of elected seats held by women, by Khim Lal Devkota (kp 02/11/2022) [This comparison is misleading! The high percentage of women is based on legal regulations. Responsibility is still withheld from women today. Moreover, the legal regulations are increasingly undermined by the leading male politicians!]

UN CEDAW concerned about dire situation of women's rights, gender equality (ht 31/10/2022)

Dangers of blindly following traditions without questioning : The four Vedas do not state that a woman’s body is impure or a woman cannot perform poojas during menstruation. Prohibiting women from entering temples and castigating them is against the teachings of Vedas, by Ruchi Dhital (nlt 14/10/2022)

Limited number of women candidacies recorded under FPTP (kh 10/10/2022)

Affirmative inaction : Party patriarchy sidelines women aspirants to office, and gives bare minimum representation (nt 09/09/2022), The power to have a say in her-story : As the November elections approach, Nepal’s male-dominated parties are loath to let women contest, by Shristi Karki (nt 09/09/2022)

Teej is changing: What does it mean to today’s Nepali women? Once viewed as a celebration of patriarchy in the name of culture, modernity, money, freedom and women’s rights have come to define what Teej should be and should not be, by Shrutika Raut (nlt 30/08/2022), “Women need economic empowerment and social security” (kh 30/08/2022)

A viral dance step ruffles feathers among Nepalis, mostly men, on social media : A group of Nepali women upload a video enacting a viral dance move. Moral police online accuse them of stepping out of line, by Aakriti Ghimire (kp 28/08/2022)

School education boosts self-confidence of adult women (kh 24/08/2022)

Menstrual cups are gaining currency, albeit slowly : They are reusable after cleaning, and a sustainable option to pads and tampons. But opinion among Nepali women is divided over convenience, by Aakriti Ghimire (kp 20/08/2022)

Voices grow for fair representation of women as major elections near : Women leaders complain parties field fewer women for direct election. Experts blame the patriarchal mindset, by Nishan Khatiwada (kp 13/08/2022)

How some restaurants are working to normalise menstruation : Eateries are offering sanitary products for free. Experts and users call it a good initiative towards dismantling period stigma and stress replicating it in other places, by Aakriti Ghimire (kp 11/08/2022)

Rs 28.8 million plus revenue exempted as women register land plots in their names (rep 05/08/2022)

MPs demand 50 per cent FPTP tickets for women, by Ram Kumar Kamat (ht 02/08/2022)

Employing dhami-jhankri to promote dignified menstruation : Faith healers commit to ensuring dignity of menstruators in Sudurpaschim and Karnali, by Aakriti Ghimire (kp 27/07/2022)

Youngest female electric bus driver aims to achieve inclusivity : Nisha Chaulagain, the youngest female driver of Sajha Yatayat e-buses, says she joined Sajha to break through into a male-dominated profession and out of her love for driving, by Anup Ojha (kp 21/07/2022)

Rafting provides women river guides opportunities to grow (rep 19/07/2022)

Women still no more than eye candies on big screen, by Anushka Nepal (ae 14/07/2022)

A blueprint for political empowerment of Nepali women  : Male politicians in dominant positions should face the reality that women in Nepal have no equal opportunities to contest the elections, by Simone Galimberti (nlt 09/07/2022)

Public scrutiny of emotions : The flawed notion of a woman weaponising her tears precludes any appreciation of her as a human, by Avasna Pandey (kp 04/07/2022)

How heat waves hit women farmers : Heat waves are concerning from a gender perspective, as research in Nepal, India and Bangladesh shows, by Heather Randell and Emily M L Southard (kp 30/06/2022)

Biopolitics In Women’s Marital Age, by Namrata Sharma (rn 22/06/2022)

‘Low-quality sanitary pads have health impacts on women’ : Bring a national program for free, biodegradables and reusable pads to all the women and girls in the communities and schools: MHM PA  nlt 19/06/2022)

Patriarchy blamed for suffering of mothers, kids (ht 18/06/2022)

The burdens of a Nepali woman : Women are still seen as subservient figures everywhere they go. Meanwhile, patriarchy has gone beyond being a belief system and become a way of life for many of us, by Anushka Nepal (ae 16/06/2022)

Strides In Women Empowerment, by Dev Raj Dahal (rn 11/06/2022)

Call to address issues of urban poor women more sensitively (ht 07/06/2022)

Singh becomes first non-technical female officer in Nepal Police to become AIG (rep 07/06/2022)

Women in Balambu band together for a common cause : Misa Pucha, a 250-member women's group, was established to arm women with the skills to become financially independent, socially adept and confident in their everyday life, by Rajani Shrestha (kp 26/05/2022)

Female riders in ride-hailing services are rare in Nepal : Compulsion to perform household chores, safety concerns, and lack of dignity of work keep female riders from joining such platforms, by Aakriti Ghimire (kp 19/05/2022)

Uphold Women’s Constitutional Rights, by Namrata Sharma (rn 18/05/2022)

Why aren’t more women selected as candidates? Patriarchy alone is not a sufficient explanation for the lack of women in candidate selection for the recently held local elections, by Seira Tamang (rec 16/05/2022)

Implications of low women representation in local polls, by Neelam Dhanuse (rep 12/05/2022)

Women leaders from across the political spectrum say they feel constrained : Their representation in local elections has been trimmed but they cannot speak up. Female politicians say the fight will continue though, by Aakriti Ghimire (kp 30/04/2022)

Supreme Court set to decide today on petition on women’s representation in local governments : Deadline given to political parties to file nominations for the May 13 local level elections ends today, by Binod Ghimire (kp 25/04/2022)

Patriarchy plagues the lives of young girls in Siraha : When one girl acts beyond the traditional norms, all other girls in the village face the consequences—their education is discontinued and they are married off, by Aakriti Ghimire (kp 18/04/2022)

Dalit women were elected in numbers. But have they been empowered? Despite holding posts, experience as decision makers was not encouraging as discrimination continued, they say, by Tika R Pradhan and Binod Ghimire (kp 16/04/2022)

The women left behind : When Nepali men migrated as warriors or workers, the women they left behind helped empower the country, by Sonia Awale (nt 15/04/2022)

Let Women Lead Local Levels, by Namrata Sharma (rn 13/04/2022), Women in politics : One can have all the rules and yet find a million ways to sidestep them (kp 14/04/2022)

Men make financial decisions despite rising female literacy, experts say : Women panellists highlight the challenges faced by women in being financially independent at a programme entitled Nirvik Nari, by Krishana Prasain (kp 12/04/2022), Nirvik Nari: An event celebrating women : Panellists describe the challenges women face at both social and policy levels (kp 12/04/2022)

Around 500 women and children rescued from Nepalgunj border point (rep 08/04/2022)

Alliance politics may trim women’s representation in local governments : As coalition partners plan to fight May 13 polls in alliance, observers wonder if the inclusion idea is at stake, by Binod Ghimire (kp 04/04/2022)

Women Prove Leadership Mettle, by Mukti Rijal (kp 24/03/2022)

Women Equality Still A Distant Dream!, by Saudamini Chalise (rn 21/03/2022)

Women’s representation and intersectional (un)inclusion, by Kalpana Jha (rec 17/03/2022)

Minister Regmi informs global community on Nepal’s efforts on women empowerment (kh 15/03/2022) [Improvements yes, but the reality is different. In the constitution, laws and society, equality between women and men is still a long way off!]

Time for Nepali women to stand higher : With local elections coming up, we must double down on our efforts to create equal opportunities for Nepali women to lead, by Nicola Pollitt (ae 10/03/2022)

The burden of womanhood in Nepal : From making household chores women’s sole preserve to buying and selling women into prostitution, there are covert and overt ways in which women are being exploited and treated as inferior to men, by Cilla Khatry (ae 10/03/2022)

Mountain women’s problems are taller than the mountains, by Upendra Lamichhane (rep 09/03/2022)

Women look for a human economy— equal for all : Problems ranging from managing cash, paying workers, rent and repaying loans caused distress to women during Covid-19 pandemic, forcing many to quit entrepreneurship, by Krishana Prasain (kp 08/03/2022), Covid-induced shift to digital has enabled women-led businesses to survive and thrive : Despite the challenges of accessibility, affordability and applicability faced by women-led enterprises, organisations have worked to overcome those obstacles, by Aakriti Ghimire (kp 08/03/2022)

Looking back at Nepal’s feminist movement – and looking forward : Nepal’s mainstream feminist movement must go beyond class, caste, and gender to embrace intersectionality and encompass diversity in all its forms, say feminists, by Prasansha Rimal (rec 08/03/2022)

#BreaktheBias: Sustainable development is not possible without gender equality : The people in power have a very crucial role to play in creating an enabling environment for gender equality and social inclusion, by Rupa Pandey (nlt 08/03/2022)

#BreaktheBias: We need to continuously speak up for equal participation of women : The development sector has been working to ensure gender inclusion and equity in Nepal, by Ratna Shrestha (nlt 08/03/2022)

Can Nepal elections change its male-stream politics? This May, vote for women leaders and minority groups and make our local governments more inclusive and less tokenistic, by Aditi Adhikari (nt 04/03/2022)

Girls just want to have fun : Project to train young Nepali girls to be sports coaches paves the way for future leaders, by Aria Parasai (nt 04/03/2022)

Why (some) women are shunning traditional marriage : There is still a stigma attached to singlehood, particularly when it comes to women. But that too will change as more women become independent and Nepali society opens up, by Priyanjali Karn (ae 03/03/2022)

Few women in federal, provincial executive bodies : Nepal has constitutionally assured 33 percent women representation in all governmental bodies, but the provision’s implementation remain poor, by Pratik Ghimire (ae 03/03/2022)

Monitoring disparities in gender : It is the informal sector that we need to watch to measure the depth of the law’s penetration (kp 03/03/2022)

Commercial farming empowers women from a Musahar community in Siraha : Self-employed women from the community are now able to send their children to school, by Bharat Jargha Magar (kp 27/02/2022)

Number of women borrowers soars after pandemic : A record 80,061 women entrepreneurs borrowed Rs73.85 billion in concessional loans from banks in the first six months of the fiscal year, data shows, by Krishana Prasain (kp 12/02/2022)

Alcohol use a driving cause behind domestic violence in Makawanpur : Although most victims of domestic violence choose to settle their cases out of court, more women are coming forward with complaints against their perpetrators these days, police say, by Pratap Bista (kp 09/02/2022)

Sex trade flourishing in and around Nepalgunj (rep 04/02/2022)

Women light the World (kh 01/802/2022)

Girls in Pipalgaun deprived of education : There are more than 30 girls of school-going age in Pipalgaun, a Dalit settlement in Achham, and none of them goes to school as the parents want them at home to help run the household, by Menuka Dhungana (kp 31/01/2022)

Despite constitutional provision, women in Nepal struggle to get their rightful share of ancestral property : Although the constitution states that women are equally entitled to have their share of ancestral property, the law's implementation has been sketchy, by Anushka Nepal (nlt 24/01/2022)

Trek to Kalapathar to advocate for climate justice : The event aims to highlight the effects of climate change, especially in the Himalayan region, and advocate for climate justice (nlt 18/01/2022)

Despite constitutional mandate, women’s representation in Nepali politics remains minimal, by Anushka Nepal (nlt 07/01/2022)

90 percent employed women are working informally in Nepal : Women informal sector workers share a disproportionate burden of unpaid care work and family responsibilities that limit their job opportunities, by Aakriti Ghimire (kp 07/01/2022)

Over 9,000 crimes against women in five months (ht 02/01/2022)

Stop Downplaying Street Harassment, by Ameesha Rayamajhi (rep 31/12/2021)

Anti-Chhaupadi campaign in Achham losing steam : Neither the police administration nor the local units and local people are showing interest in effectively implementing the campaign, women say, by Menuka Dhungana (kp 29/12/2021)

All kinds of discriminations against women will be ended: Minister Regmi (rep 24/12/2021) [For this, the constitution would first have to be amended!]

Climate change : How it impacts women more, by Jocelyn Timperley (ht 13/12/2021)

For the women, by the women : On the occasion of '16 Days of Activism against Gender-based Violence', four women across Nepal, who have been relentlessly fighting to end gender violence, share their experiences, by Pinki Sris Rana (kp 10/12/2021)

All in a day’s work : Rejina Basnet finds her job as a ticket collector, something considered men’s province until a few years ago, rewarding, which she says earns her livelihood and respect, by Anup Ojha (kp 09/12/2021)

How menstrual stigma intersects with violence against women : Confining women and young girls to small sheds for three or more days and keeping surveillance on their daily mobility is a form of violence against women, by Jyotika Rimal (nlt 08/12/2021)

‘Women Violence - From Womb To Tomb’ On Display (rn 04/12/2021)

Vow against VAW : As Nepal marks 16 days of activism against gender-based violence, Ruby Khan makes an impassioned plea for justice from her sit-in near Singha Darbar, by Ruby Khan (nt 03/12/2021)

Saving one Nepali mother at a time : Dhiru Bista has had 12 pregnancies since she got married at 15, she almost did not make it this time, by Aruna Uprety (03/12/2021)

Entertainment as decent work: Give it recognition, dignity, by Aarzoo Parajuli (ht 18/11/2021)

Women’s Attraction To Judiciary Rising, by Kalika Khadka (rn 16/11/2021)

Charimaya Tamang: ‘Who will wipe out the tears of trafficking survivors if I start crying myself?’ From survivor to savior: Charimaya Tamang continues to turn around the lives of trafficking survivors in Nepal, by Anushka Nepal (nlt 15/11/2021)

Lachchhas making a comeback : Once worn only by married women, lachchhas have recently become a popular hair accessory among young unmarried women, by Pinki Sris Rana (kp 02/11/2021)

Women and water : Water scarcity and gender inequity predate the climate emergency but global warming has added to the burden of Nepali women (nt 29/10/2021)

Misogyny in Nepal: Little acts, big consequences, by Cilla Khatry (ae 02/11/2021)

Women take pills to delay periods. But many are not aware of the side effects : The deeply ingrained notions of ‘impurity’ around menstruation are forcing women  to pop pills so that they are socially acceptable during festivals and rituals, by Aakriti Ghimire (kp 26/10/2021) [A consequence of the discriminatory attitude of the medieval patriarchal society of Nepal!]

Women carry body to the pyre (kh 23/10/2021) [What sounds like a normality not worth mentioning is a great revolution in arch-patriarchal Nepal!]

Feel angry? Read this : Archaic patriarchal beliefs will persist for years but you can't let negative emotions consume you, by Anjana Rajbhandary (nt 22/10/2021)

‘Sati system was the manifestation of structural and cultural violence inflicted on women’, interview with Sujit Mainali (nlt 12/10/2021)

Mother of daughters honoured (kh 06/10/2021)

Into the World of Tax-free and Stigma-free Period, by Monika Shrestha (rep 06/10/2021)

A country where victimization of vulnerable women in the name of practicing witchcraft is still rampant : In Nepal, there’s still no let up in cases of violence based on witchcraft accusations, despite the fact that the country’s law has criminalized it, by Anushka Nepal (nlt 04/10/2021)

The cost of being a menstruating individual, by Rose Singh (rep 29/09/2021)

Social Beliefs On Menstruation Take Tolls On Youths’ Mental Health, by Smita Adhikari (rn 24/09/2021)

'No changes made in the tax imposed on sanitary pads in new budget' (rep 24/09/2021), "Do not impose tax on my period" (Photo feature) (rep 24/09/2021), Women and activists see red over pink tax : The government last fiscal year collected Rs342.31 million in revenue from imports of  sanitary napkins. Calls grow to ensure easy accessibility of menstrual hygiene products, by Krishana Prasain and Aakriti Ghimire ( kp 25/09/2021)

Menstrual Cycle in Nepal: Curse to Celebration, by Smriti Ranabhat (rep 19/09/2021)

Enhancing women’s access to finance : As a first step, we need to identify the actual needs and study international practices, by Shreya Subedi (kp 06/09/2021)

The systemic silencing of stories of harassment : Stories of abuse and harassment at educational institutions continue to emerge but there are few consequences for the perpetrators, by Kabita Bahing (rec 03/09/2021)

Nepal’s unequal marriages : Men cheat and get away with it, while women are blamed for shaming the family, by Arjana Rajbhandary (nt 27/08/2021)

Born unequal, treated unequally : The world treats people differently based on sex and it starts as soon as the gender of the fetus can be identified, by Balmukunda Regmi (ae 26/08/2021)

Women still face witchcraft charges in Sunsari : Rights activists say most of the victims of such allegations are women from marginalised communities, by Sumnim a Chamling (kp 14/08/2021)

Menstrual cup conversations, by Shristi Shakya (rec 10/08/2021)

Instances of VAW far from declining yet, by Sabina Karki (kh 04/08/2021)

The pandemic has disproportionately affected sex workersSex workers who want to quit the profession are now finding it more challenging to do so in the midst of a pandemic, by Tsering Ngodup Lama (kp 04/08/2021)

Coping with patriarchy : Tracking the struggle of women in a Nepali clan across four generations, by Bhumi Ghimiré (nt 30/07/2021)

Why should women accept patriarchal norms?, by Cilla Khatry (ae 29/07/2021)

'One in four teen girls miss school during menstruation' (ht 22/07/2021), Girls' absenteeism : There is a long way to go before we totally end school absenteeism during the menstruation period (ht 23/07/2021)

Towards safer births : Superstitions and discriminatory customs continue to deny women their basic rights (kp 21/07/2021)

In Kalikot, gender discrimination begins at birth : Despite efforts from social organisations and local authorities to raise awareness on gender discrimination, prejudices against girls are still prevalent, by Tularam Pandey (kp 19/07/2021)

Mansplaining, misogyny, and trolling on Clubhouse, by Nirvana Bhandary (rec 24/06/2021)

Right to bodily autonomy under threat, say activists (ht 07/06/2021)

Badi women urge government to legalise sex work (ht 07/06/2021)

Women treated as second class in Nepali films: Study (kh 05/06/2021) [see corresponding research report]

New provisions issued to empower women (ht 28/05/2021)

The subtle art of misogyny: Time to break free of it, by Supriya Pudasainy (ht 27/05/2021)

How are we failing our daughters? Parents have the biggest role to play in taking care of the mental health of their children, by Rojisha Shahi Thakuri (kp 23/05/2021)

So what does it take to be a modern Buhari? Tales of a Modern Buhari, an anonymous feminist account on Instagram, has become a safe space for urban Nepali women to share their experiences of being a woman in a patriarchal society, by Srizu Bajracharya (kp 01/05/2021)

Gender inclusive public spaces : Thoughtful design is the key, by Niharika Mathema (ht 23/04/2021)

Six Nepali women scale Mt Annapurna, by Arpana Ale Magar (ht 17/04/2021)

How a conversation around the length of one’s hair exposed the toxic environment of a Kathmandu school: A number of former and current students at St Mary’s School say the institution reeks of  toxicity, with many suffering through years of harassment, queerphobia, and humiliation, by Ankit Khadgi and Samiksha Baral (kp 13/04/2021)

Women’s unpaid care work : Let’s recognise it, by Bandana Rana (ht 13/04/2021)

Shamed for bleeding : Nepali women still have to deal with period shame, by Anjana Rajbhandary (nt 09/04/2021)

Still spoken in whispers : The obstacles of opening up about menstrual experiences : A woman’s menstrual cycle is the most normal reality of her life, but menstruation health and hygiene are still treated as a taboo subject, by Srizu Bajracharya (kp 01/04/2021)

Pandemic Puts Women On Receiving End, by Namrata Sharma (rn 31/03/2021)

Empowering women farmers : Agricultural mechanisation is the key, by Pratigya Silwal and Subha Khanal (ht 25/03/2021)

My body, my rights : There is growing evidence that the Covid-19 economic recession has led to increased vulnerabilities, by Christian Manhart and Eunsong Kim (kp 24/03/2021)

Paradigm shift to the menstrual cup : This budding product is far better than other menstrual products, by Kribina Pathak (kp 19/03/2021)

“The goal is empowerment and independence of women”, Supreme Court Justice Sapana Pradhan Malla on the struggle ahead for Nepal’s feminist movement (interview) (nt 19/03/2021)

Let women lead : Men must be part of the equation but women must be prepared and assert themselves, by Simone Galimberti (rep 16/03/2021)

Why participation isn’t enough : Women’s participation  in decision making may  not mean they are truly empowered, by Sahara Basnet (kp 15/03/2021)

Making the country safe for women : Many times people who have been raped feel it was their fault and they end up feeling disgusted for something which was not their fault at all, by Nilima Adhikari (rep 10/03/2021)

Harassment, misogyny still all too common for women : The law has ensured women’s representation in the  political sphere but attitudes have not changed, by Samiksha Baral (kp 08/03/2021)

Our right to move : Restrictive policies have only served to delegitimise women’s free movement, by Neha Choudhary and Sandhya Sitoula (kp 08/03/2021)

‘What I do today will make things better for women tomorrow’ : Quietly and away from the limelight, across the country women are working  on behalf of women to make society more equitable and just for them, by Srizu Bajracharya (kp 08(03/2021)

Women entrepreneurs struggle to recover from pandemic : Around 15 percent of women-run businesses collapsed while others are operating only partially, insiders say, by Krishana Prasain (kp 08/03/2021)

Enterprising women of Tarai : They have been training, they have been starting businesses and 80 brides of the community are in the process of a big venture—they are planning a cooperative, by Pallav Ranjan (ae 05/03/2021)

Vagina conversations : Vagina could be a metaphor for 'womxn', but not all womxn identify with the vagina, by Pratibha Tuladhar (nt 05/03/2021)

Holding up the whole sky in Jumla : The mayor of Chandanath Municpality and her deputy prove that elected women leaders are more accountable, by Monika Deupala (nt 05/03/2021)

Menstrual hygiene campaign benefits girl students in Mangalsen, by Menuka Dhungana (kp 01/03/2021)

Narrow the gap : Although the constitution has not discriminated its citizens based on gender, the laws need to be amended to see this in practice (ht 26/02/2021) [The constitution, too, discriminates against women, for example with regard to citizenship law!]

Curtailing women’s liberty : The rule proposed by Department of Immigration tries to force the patriarchal vision of society onto women through the fabric of legislation. This policy is based on classification of sex, by Niyati Adhikari (rep 24/02/2021)

Manifestation of misogyny : If the government really wants to ‘protect’ women it needs to make the country safe from violence, prejudices, practices and laws that harm and humiliate women, by Grishma Bista (rep 22/02/2021)

How proposed immigration policy on women is deeply flawed : Limiting women’s education, employment and movement hinders their economic empowerment and freedom thereby perpetuating their dependency on men, by Tara Kanel (rep 18/02/2021)

Life With Dignity A Must, by Namrata Sharma (rn 17/02/2021)

History of female (im)mobility in Nepal : Immigration Dept proposal is just the latest proof of a misogynist, bungling bureaucracy, by Upasana Khadka (nt 12/02/2021), Nepal’s ‘inferior’ women : Nepal is still a highly patriarchal society that looks upon women as second-class citizens (ae 12/02/2021), ‘Women’s March’ in Kathmandu to demand an end to violence against women and impunity : People from various walks of life are participating in the march from Basantapur to Singha Durbar gate (kp 12/02/2021), ‘Justice, justice, justice’ : Fed up with inaction, women march to demand end to impunity, by Samiksha Baral (kp 13/02/2021), Hundreds rally in capital for women’s rights (ht 13/02/2021)

How Can Our Girls Be Safe?, by Namrata Sharma (rn 10/02/2021)

Why women should be given equal rights in citizenship : Nepal’s sovereignty will be stronger if we empower our women and children and weaker if we disenfranchise the children of Nepali mothers. A nation that treats its citizens unequally is doomed from within, by Riti Prasai (rep 09/02/2021)

Teenage girl found dead in Baitadi forest : The girl’s family suspects that she was murdered and have demanded authorities to arrest the perpetrators, by Tripti Shahi (kp 06/02/2021), Bhagirathi Bhatta murder case: Six arrested for interrogation (kh 06/02/2021)

Let’s raise our voice : This is a time to unite and educate every person to speak out against gender violence, by Sachina Paudel (kp 31/01/2021)

Female priest appointed at Annapurna Narayan Temple in Kathmandu’s Ason (rep 29/01/2021), Newly ordained female priest sees the recognition as sign of changing times, by Anup Ojha (kp 02/02/2021))

When women are not paid : Until and unless Nepali women are relieved of their burden of unpaid domestic works, gender equality in workforce will remain a mirage and the goal of women empowerment elusive, by Roshani Giri (rn 05/01/2021)

Entrenched Bias Against Females, by Nishtha Shrestha (rn 15/12/2020)

New year gift: Women national football players to get same salary as men : The decision by All Nepal Football Association means women’s pay  will see an almost three-fold increase starting January, by Prajwal Oli (kp 11/12/2020) [This is not a gift, but a fundamental right that is generally denied to women worldwide!]

Synonym of a woman is “helpless,” says a government textbook, and Facebook users are outraged (rep 07/12/2020)

15,748 Women In Security Bodies Rise To Ranks For Leadership, by Purushottam P Khatri (rn 06/12/2020)

Addressing Rights To Safe Abortion, by Shyam P Lohani (rn 06/12/2020)

Women leaders set example for rest of Nepal : Imagine if this women-led municipality in the Tarai was upscaled nationwide, by Laxmi Basnet (nt 04/12/2020)

Women’s contributions to development : Modernism and globalisation are impacting Nepal’s social and economic scenarios, by Greta Rana (kp 29/11/2020)

Remove the ‘luxury tax’ to overcome  period poverty in Nepal : Nepal should stop charging value added tax on menstrual products to make them more affordable, by Jesselina Rana and Shubhangi Rana (kp 18/11/2020)

Pandemic disproportionately affects women, girls (ht 01/11/2020)

बुहारी : लैंगिक विभेदको जीवन्त तस्बिर , by Ghambar Nepali (Nayan Patrika 30/10/2020)

Patriarchal Mind-Set Impedes Women Empowerment, by Niyati Adhikari (rn 03/10/2020)

COVID-19 has taken heavy toll on women's entrepreneurship in Nepal (rep 18/09/2020)

Access to formal jobs more restricted for women (ht 11/09/2020)

Covid-19 stops women entrepreneurs in their tracksThey are involved in sectors such as tourism, food service, agriculture and manufacturing enterprises that require daily transactions to stay afloat, by Aditi Aryal (kp 07/09/2020)

Period poverty in the time of a pandemic : For the past five months, sanitary napkins haven’t reached many remote villages, forcing girls to go back to using unhygienic methods, according to a study, by Elisha Shrestha (kp 02/09/2020)

Respect For Nepali Women Leaders, by Namrata Sharma (rn 02/09/2020)

Gender inequality in education has widened during the pandemic : With families struggling financially, girls cannot focus on their studies. They have to help out in household chores and do not always have access to technology for remote learning, by Elisha Shrestha (kp 26/08/2020)

Menstrual huts: You demolish one, we’ll build another: In Surkhet district alone, around 2,000 menstruation huts were demolished. But with the end of the campaign, menstruation huts are resurfacing, by Lalit Bahadur Budha and Hiknat Bahaduur Nepali (ae 14/08/2020) [Ram, Ram, says the PM!]

Kathmandu starts drive to provide sanitary pads to students of all community schools in city: A total of 14,810 girls will benefit from the scheme, for which the city has released Rs 14.9 million to all its wards, by Anup Ojha (kp 07/08/2020)

No To Gender Based Violence, by Namrata Sharma (rn 29/07/2020)

Women from Chepang community demand skill-oriented training (ht 29/07/2020)

More women journalists losing their jobs due to coronavirus pandemic (ht 28/07/2020)

Ending Widows’ Woes, by Mahima Devkota (rn 27/07/2020)

Pandemic has once again thrown light on plights of Nepali women migrant workers: Blanket ban on women from migrating overseas for employment has only encouraged labour trafficking and exploitation, labour migration experts and rights groups say, by Elisha Shrestha (kp 16/07/2020)

Women rights organisations urge Human Rights Council to take up issue of women’s equality in citizenship rights: National Women Coalition has called for a revision in the constitution to redress discriminatory citizenship law, by Binod Ghimire (kp 12/07/2020), Institutionalising discrimination: A society that treats its sons and daughters differently will never achieve prosperity, by Bina Jha (kp 12/07/2020)

Women politicians go unheard when they speak out but are ostracised if they oppose party narrative: The trials of Sarita Giri illustrate just how difficult it is for outspoken women to have a career in Nepali politics, politicians and activists say, by Aditi Aryal (kp 10/07/2020)

Imagining a motherland: Gender and nationalism; The boundaries set by the nation, state, families and societies often do not allow a woman to become a citizen. This leads to women not becoming the part of the nation but just a national embodiment, by Swasti Gautam (rep 09/07/2020)

Exploitation risk for women migrant workers has increased during pandemic, labour migration experts and rights activists say: They have urged the government to protect vulnerable women migrant workers and ensure their wages and other legal rights, by Chandan Kumar Mandal (kp 05/07/2020)

Time To Have Boldness On Feminism, by Namrata Sharma (rn 01/07/2020)

From farming to female empowerment: Formalising the production process could improve working conditions for women, by M Niaz Asadullah (kp 30/06/2020)

Women’s rights groups call for safe, dignified repatriation and reintegration of returnee female migrant workers: They have demanded that the government allow registration of illegally migrated women workers with the Foreign Employment Board and ensure the rights of returnee women migrant workers, by Chandan Kumar Mandal (kp 19/06/2020)

Married daughter entitled to inherit parental property: SC, by Ram Kumar Kamat (ht 12/06/2020)

Skirting the issue: On paper, Nepal has made some important strides towards gender equality and inclusion. Yet, in reality, the situation is far from perfect, by Deepak Thapa (kp 11/06/2020)

A shadow pandemic: With the lockdown grabbing all attention, domestic violence against women is often overlooked, by Nilima Adhikari (kp 07/06/2020)

Easing the lockdown and its impact on women: For women in Nepal, easing of the lockdown has potential to further compound pre-existing gender inequalities based on caste, class, geographical location and various religious conventions and beliefs, by Swasti Gautam (rep 06/06/2020)

Farming falls on women's shoulders: But their work and contributions tend to be invisible to policymakers and academics, by Subarna Malla Singh (kp 31/05/2020)

Periods don’t pause for pandemics: Only by understanding menstruation as a biological necessity can society tackle the real problem, which is poor menstrual hygiene, by Subidha Parajuli (kp 29/05/2020)

Revised regulation in Security Allowance Act hangs single helpless women out to dry: The new regulation issued by the Department of National ID and Civil Registration to exclude single women below 60 years of age from receiving the Helpless Single Woman Allowance, by Ramesh Kumar Paudel (kp 29/05/2020)

Involving men in eliminating taboos surrounding menstruation: As menstrual stigmas have largely been put in place and supported by men, their participation in uprooting these taboos is critical, gender rights activists say, by Elisha Shrestha (kp 28/05/2020)

Shedding light: It is disturbing that pages propagating rape, misogyny, paedophilia and the invasion of privacy exist (kp 08/05/2020)

For Nepali women, rampant objectification and sexualisation on the internet: One community on Reddit with more than 4,500 members has been sexualising, objectifying and humiliating women with photos taken from their social media accounts, by Aditi Aryal (kp 07/05/2020)

‘Women are the most vulnerable right now’: As the nation-wide lockdown extends, Lily Thapa talks about how mass starvation could become as big a crisis as Covid-19 in Nepal and how her nonprofit has provided more than 10,000 meals to low-income families (kp 07/05/2020) (interview)

Agricultural Feminisation In Nepal, by Namrata Sharma (rn 06/05/2020)

Extended lockdown brings many women entrepreneurs to the brink of failure: Women entrepreneurs are engaged in agriculture, handicraft, hospitality and other service sectors, by Krishana Prasain (kp 04/05/2020)

For many women, working from home has meant working while doing the housework: During the lockdown, women are having to work shifts from home alongside unpaid housework, coupled with the anxiety of losing their jobs if their performance is subpar, by Aditi Aryal (kp 02/04/2020)

Women and the media: While newsrooms have come a long way, they must do more to become truly inclusive, by Narayan P. Ghimire (kp 24/03/2020)

Women invisible: Let's have more women on televised discussions, in newspaper interviews and on debate panels, by Andrea Upadhya (kp 19/03/2020)

Financially free abroad, socially constrained at home: Women migrants acquire expertise and financial independence abroad but on return, they find themselves trapped in a social order that does not value their talent, by Elisha Shrestha (kp 12/03/2020)

Women have numerical strength in local units, but little say: Gender pay gap runs deep in all kinds of profession in Makwanpur, women leaders say, by Pratap Bista (kp 09/03/2020)

Women’s status: Figures speak for themselves, by Chanda Chaudhary (ht 09/03/2020)

Nepali women are unequal by law: Nepal is still lagging far behind international human rights standards concerning equal rights to citizenship, by Jesselina Rana (kp 08/03/2020)

Empowerment vs Commodification: While Nepal is heading toward institutionalizing the federal democratic republic, re-conceptualizing women empowerment appears a vital task, by Mohan Nepali (rep 08/03/2020)

Women journalists bring diverse perspectives, but their presence in newsrooms remains sparse: It’s time for the Nepali media to reflect on gender inequality in newsrooms and act to reverse the imbalance, women journalists say, by Srizu Bajracharya (kp 08/03/2020)

Justice and gender equality in the age of #MeToo: It is only a matter of time before the men hiding behind their title and power are unveiled and brought to justice, by Sakun Gajurel (kp 08/03/2020)

No More Misogyny, by Prativa Subedi (rn 08/03/2020)

Celebrating the heroes: This Women’s Day, let’s celebrate our everyday local women, our mothers, sisters, maids, colleagues or common everyday women who can be our heroes and inspire us, by Ushma Rebel (rep 08/03/2020))

Caste-based domestic violence against women rife in Rolpa, by Dinesh Subedi (rep 08/03/2020)

There are more women in politics, but few and far between at decision-making level: Despite inclusion refrain, there is a huge underrepresentation of females in Nepali political parties and state organs, by Elisha Shrestha (kp 08/03/2020)

Female guides juggle work and home, by Shusma Barali (nt 06/03/2020)

All-male panels are on their way out, but women’s representation remains tokenistic: Instead of acknowledging that women have valuable contributions to make, they are often limited to women-specific panels or are placed as moderators, by Elisha Shrestha (kp 23/02/2020)

Students are missing classes as schools fail to distribute sanitary pads: In May 2019, President Bidya Devi Bhandari had announced that sanitary pads would be distributed to girls in community schools for free from the beginning of the current fiscal year, by, by Pratap Bista (kp 16/02/2020)

Herstory’ repeats itself: The misogynic politics of all political parties mustered to make women the political underdogs of Nepal, by Chandra Bhadra (kp 13/02/2020)

Darchula women tailor their way towards financial independence: Most women are engaged in tailoring businesses that have enabled them to support themselves and their families, by Manoj Badu (kp 05/02/2020)

Majhi women build integrated settlement, by Dhruba Dangal (rep 01/02/2020)

Who will save Nepal’s poor new mothers? … a government plan, or God?, by Rojita Adhikari (nt 31/01/2020)

The real reason women are less likely to seek cancer treatment: Health literacy: Even women who know the risks of cancer are hesitant to go to the doctor, research has shown, by Elisha Shrestha (kp 30/01/2020)

Women’s concerns won’t be addressed unless they are at the decision-making level, interview with Binda Pandey, NCP (kp 27/01/2020)

Issue Of Women’s Empowerment, by Kundan Aryal (rn 24/01/2020)

Women at work, by Anweiti Upadhyay (rep 24/01/2020)

Women Leadership At Local Level, by Mukti Rijal (rn 23/01/2020)

Let women rise (rep 22/01/2020)

Underage mothers regret early marriage, by Mukti Narayan Neupane (rep 21/01/2020)

Tipping point on menstrual banishment in Nepal: It is when local women take the lead to end the practice that it is most effective, by Marty Logan (nt 17/01/2020)

Young girls taking one step at a time to fight menstrual banishment: Although complete eradication of the practice seems like a far cry at the moment, various anti-Chhaupadi campaigns launched by young women have paved a way to fight against the practice, by Tularam Pandey (kp 15/01/2020)

Widows in Nepal still need to fight for their property right: Despite legal provisions that ensure widows’ rights to the property of their husbands, implementation has been impeded by societal norms and customs, by Elisha Shrestha (kp 15/01/2020)

For Nepali women seeking work in the Gulf, new routes and old risks: Despite restrictions from traveling to the Gulf countries, desperate Nepali women are falling into traps of trafficking agents who are exploiting new routes to take them out of the country, by Parbat Portel (kp 04/01/2020)

Changing lives of Nepali women: Microfinance is shattering the glass ceiling placed over women by a patriarchal society. No longer confined, women are dispelling gender norms. No longer afraid, they are taking back right to be independent, by Quah Wei Vei (rep 01/01/2020)

In Achham, nineteen percent of women give birth before 20: Despite many campaigns and efforts, child marriage is still rampant in the district, by Menuka Dhungana (kp 26/12/2019)

No help at home for women migrants who come back with babies: When women migrants get pregnant out of wedlock, they are generally evicted from their destination countries and come back to stigma at home, by Elisha Shrestha (kp 25/12/2019)

Senior citizens, single women and people with disabilities deprived of social security allowance in Siraha: They have been protesting in front of the Bhagawanpur Rural Municipality office for the past two days, by Bharat Jarghamagar (kp 19/12/2019)

Bank accounts for daughters in Karnali (ht 18/12/2019)

Everything you need to know about Chhaupadi, the taboo ritual of banishing women to period huts: Legal actions and social campaigns have failed to make people in Nepal’s remote western regions understand the urgency of abolishing the deadly tradition, by Elisha Shrestha (kp 12/12/2019)

Female deputy speakers of various provinces complain of being given rights, but no responsibilit: The task of the deputy speaker is to run the house in the speaker’s absence but the position doesn’t allow one to take decisions independently, by Pratiksha Kafle (kp 11/12/2019)

Nepali women say they are not just ‘cheli’ but individuals in their own right: Many have protested the media’s use of the word ‘cheli’ to refer to women athletes, arguing that it is patronising and demeaning, by Ankit Khadgi (kp 10/12/2019)

In Janakpur, a traditional Mithila folk dance is helping shape women’s identities: The folk dance, Jhijhiya, has been economically empowering women of the Musahar community, by Srizu Bajracharya (kp 10/12/2019)

Government aims to achieve gender equality by 2030 (ht 09/10/2019)

Women in climate hot spots face challenges adapting: Migration of men, poverty and poor working conditions diminish women’s power to act, by Marty Logan (nt 06/12/2019)

“Menstruation is not private business, it is everyone’s business”: Nepali activists mark 8 December as the Day for Dignified Menstruation, by Reeti K.C. (nt 06/12/2019)

In Achham, domestic abuse is driving women to depression: Every week, the Bayalpata Hospital, which has a dedicated mental health bureau, sees over a hundred women suffering from depression, doctors say, by Menuka Dhungana (kp 28/11/2019)

Meet the women goldsmiths of Dharan: A few women artisans are breaking the mould by pursuing a profession that is predominantly considered a man’s job, by Sumnima Chamling (kp 28/11/2019)

Women shouldn't be forced to wear the sari in formal settings: If women's clothes had pockets in them, they wouldn't have to face difficult situations, by Sabitri Gautam (kp 26/11/2019)

Our songs from the forest: Finding freedom from menstrual taboos in the lap of nature, by Uma Bista (kp 23/11/2019)

Women go abroad for work and return duped and abused: There is no data on women who go abroad for employment, but the trend is on the rise in Rupandehi, according to an association of women migrants, by Amrita Anmol (kp 17/11/2019)

1000 Women Entrepreneurs Seminar next week (ht 16/11/2019)

‘Beti Bachau-Beti Padhau’ campaign fails to take off this year in the absence of employees: Under the scheme, which is often referred to as a pet project of Chief Minister of Province-2, Lal Babu Raut, every newborn girl is to be insured across all eight districts in the province, by Santosh Singh (kp 14/11/2019)

Anupama Khunjeli: Women should have the confidence to demand what we want: Nepal’s first female CEO of a commercial bank talks about how her institution is encouraging women entrepreneurs and how women need to prioritise their careers, by Pranaya SJB Rana (kp 20/10/2019)

Time for celebration: While Nepali women continue to face numerous obstacles in everyday life, celebrations are in order to honor the achievements that have been made so far, by Katie Morris (rep 20/10/2019)

In the far-west, dozens of women lose their lives while fetching fodder every year: In the last three years, 41 people have died while fetching fodder in hills—of them, six were men and 35 women, by Basanta Pratap Singh (kp 20/10/2019)

Women face unequal vulnerabilities during disasters: The phenomenon of male out-migration alters how women are affected during natural catastrophes, by Shristi Shakya (kp 03/10/2019)

Dashain is a time for celebration—but just for men: Gender biases are more visible during festivals, with household and kitchen chores assigned solely to the women of the house, by Srizu Bajracharya (kp 03/10/209)

Online violence against women in Nepal on the rise: Nearly 70 percent of the 353 cases filed at the cybercrime bureau in the last two months were online abuse directed towards women, by Shuvam Dhungana (kp 01/10/2019)

Married as children, women in Bajhang are abused, abandoned and killing themselves: The majority of marriages in the district are still between underage children, which often leads to polygamy and gender-based violence, by Basanta Pratap Singh (kp 26/09/2019)

The unending horror of gender-based violence: Unless we question the very fabric of our social norms and destroy them one by one, nothing will ever change, by Pooja Pant (kp 26/09/2019)

Meet Dang’s barefoot Dungli: Dungli Chaudhary says she vowed never to wear slippers when her request for one was turned down by her in-laws decades ago, by Durgalal KC (kp 26/09/2019)

District girls paint, write and scrawl for equal rights: From crayons to coloured-water balloons, these young Nepali girls are being encouraged to express themselves, by Alisha Sijapati (kp 25/09/2019)

Hey men, women don’t want to be told to be like a woman: Nepali women still grapple with sexist language and expressions that most men easily dismiss, by Srizu Bajracharya (kp 18/09/2019)

Menstruation: Let’s not make it taboo, by Sharmila Ranabhat (ht 17/09/2019)

Women's battle for citizenship continues: The new proposals regarding the Citizenship Amendment Bill still treat women as second-class citizens (kp 16/09/2019)

Girls just wanna have fun on Teej, but men won’t let them: Nepali internet is divided over how Nepali women should celebrate Teej, by Bhrikuti Rai and June Karkee (kp 04/09/2019)

Teej and the changing definition of womanhood: With the expansion of urbanisation, migration and economic opportunities, women will continue to resist subordination, by Mira Mishra (kp 30/08/2019)

Celebrating #Womenhumanitarians: In the aftermath of disasters, women’s specific humanitarian needs are often not adequately identified nor responded to. Women and other minorities face further marginalization during disasters, by Indu Ghimire and Valerie Julliand (rep 19/08/2019)

Women actively working as paralegal practitioners in Dhankuta: Women are catching up to men and are surpassing them in the quality of work they produce at the office, by Ramesh Chandra Adhikari (kp 18/08/2019)

Worldwide women’s activist: Bandana Rana has risen from local campaigner to a policy-making role on gender rights at the UN, by Sewa Bhattarai (nt 16/08/2019)

Need for presenting progress of Nepali women stressed (ht (ht 15/08/2019), Civil society, gender rights activists call on govt to present consolidated reports (rep 15/08/2019)

Gender stereotypes: Hamper social inclusion, by Bina Jha (ht 02/08/2019)

Away from a society that judges, Nepali women are turning to Facebook for help: Thousands of Nepali women have joined closed—and secret—Facebook groups in search of solidarity, friendship and safe space, by Bhrikuti Rai (kp 29/07/2019)

Women workers in construction sector continue to experience exploitation on several fronts: The workers are formally organising against unequal pay, workplace safety, and workplace harassment, and this is helping them protect their rights, recent study concludes, by Chandan Kumar Mandal(kp 26/07/2019)

How government bureaucracy killed a new mother: Goma Osti needed an airlift from Nuwakot to Kathmandu after postpartum complications. But a labyrinthine bureaucracy delayed her treatment by four hours—and took her life, by Arjun Poudel (kp 26/07/2019)

Nepal has more female DJs than ever, but the crowd’s attitude remains the same: Female DJs encounter teasing, obscene gestures and unwanted touching from the crowds they perform for, but they’re not quitting, by Sneha Dahal (kp 24/07/2019)

A day with the only female driver of Sajha Yatayat: Many appreciate Harmita Shrestha’s work, calling it a step ahead for women empowerment, but in a ‘man’s world’ days aren’t always that easy, she says, by Anup Ojha (kp 18/07/2019)

The dismissal of gender equality: Although the government does have social inclusion provisions, they are largely ignored or purposefully ridiculed, by Deepak Thapa (kp 11/07/2019)

Despite visibility, societal acceptance remains difficult for LGBTIQ community: Many queer individuals still hesitate to come out publicly because they are afraid of stigma and discrimination, by Shikha Neupane and Diya Tijal (kp 30/06/2019)

Single women still face social discrimination, by Sabitri Dhakal (kp 25/06/2019)

Political violence: Missing the gender lens, by Susan Risal (ht 25/06/2019)

Why do we encourage women to give up their careers?We, as a society, never question the added responsibility we so often place on women, by Madhukar Upadhya (kp 21/06/2019)

CBS report brings to fore huge gender pay gap: Nepali women earn 29 per cent less than equally educated men, by Sujan Dhungana (ht 20/06/2019)

Women hold up more than half the sky: The road to the last district in Nepal without one is being built almost entirely by women, by Achyutraj Bhandari (nt 14/06/2019)

Wider world for women: Nepali women are taking on the Solo Woman Travel Challenge to break barriers and discover their country, by Sewa Bhattarai (nt 14/06/2019)

Household chores: Every citizen’s responsibility, by Sangita Chalise (ht 12/03/2019)

Girls who fightLearning self-defence helps girls feel secure, empowered and confident, by Kusum KC (kp 09/06/2019)

Breaking the glass ceiling: The participation of women in Nepal’s info-tech sector is still very low but the future holds promise, by Asmod Karki (kp 01/06/2019)

Having The Period Of Dignity, by Prativa Subedi (rn 31/05/2019)

In educated and elite circles, a different kind of ‘period huts’: Young Nepali women living in cities may not be banished to sheds, but many of them are forced to adhere to a long list of menstrual restrictions, by Tsering D Gurung (kp 28/05/2019), Meet Nepal’s ‘Pad Man’ who is challenging menstrual taboos: Not content with selling reusable sanitary pads, Gyan Maharjan visits communities and schools in Lalitpur, teaching girls, boys and teachers about menstrual hygiene, by Anup Ojha (kp 28/05/2019)

Naugadh women are learning to become economically independent amid exodus of men: Around 176 women were trained in vegetable farming, hosiery making and Allo (Himalayan nettle) production, by Manoj Badu (kp 28/05(2019)

Mothers’ groups uplift women and create social awareness in rural parts of Baitadi: These groups have also been actively championing causes to create a safe and equitable society for women, by Tripti Shahi (kp 27/05/2019)

This is how society and state continue to fail rape survivors: Many survivors have their lives uprooted, and are forced to relocate, live away from their family and friends, and start fresh  in an unfamiliar setting, by Tsering D Gurung (kp 25/05/2019)

Sherpa widows scale Mt Everest to inspire single women (ht 24/05/2019)

Say no to dowry: Don’t make it a status symbol, by Sangita Chalise (ht 24/05/2019)

Who runs this bank? Women.Tripureshwor office of Agriculture Development Bank is one among its three branches staffed entirely by women, by Abani Malla (kp 19/05/2019)

Sex and society: A society that expects women to be virgin until the day they get married and expects these women to become sex slaves will never know the impact women have in changing history, by Ushma Rebel (rep 19/05/2019)

Nepali women abroad: Effective policies should be created to make life easier for women migrant workers, by Prabha Poudel (kp 19/05/2019)

Allure toward tailoring growing in Humla women, by Janak Bahadur Shahi (rep 15/05/2019)

Why aren’t there more women in IT? Nepal is part of a global trend in technology—there are vastly fewer women in tech than men, by Prajesh SJB Rana (kp 14/05/2019)

Failed marriages blamed for two women’s suicides by Ritesh Tripathi (rep 14/05/2019)

Joint land ownership campaign leads to rise in number of women land owners in Baitadi, by Tripti Shahi (kp 12/05/2019)

Majority of girls in Achham district out of school system, by Menuka Dhungana (kp 06/05/2019)

Rural municipality provides public speaking training for women, by Kishan Sangeet Nepali (kp 06/05/2019)

Nepal’s indecision on same-sex marriage leaves couples in limbo: Nepal acknowledged rights for LGBTIQ community over a decade ago, but same-sex couples who want to tie the knot continue to face hurdles, by Asmita Manandhar and Alisha Sijapati (kp 04/05/2019)

Only 22 percent of working-age women are employed in Nepal: There is also gender pay gap and it must close, experts say, by Prithvi Man Shrestha (kp 02/05/2019)

‘65 pc cases of violence against women occur inside home’ (ht 02/05/2019) [see WOREC Nepal report]

Women’s empowerment: Still an uphill task, by Kokila Khadka KC (ht 01/05/2019)

Voices of women being heard in Dadeldhura, by Panta (kp 29/04/2019)

Beauty for what purpose? Miss Nepal may provide a platform for many women, but it cannot claim to be a source of empowerment, by Shrijana Singh Yonjan (kp 16/04/2019)

Don’t compete, cooperate: The savings and credit concept has proven to be an effective tool to empower women, by Prativa Subedi (kp 14/04/2019)

Women groups in Kailali empower rural women, by Ganesh Chaudhary (kp 11/04/2019)

Is Nepal’s progressive trans rights movement bracing for a setback? LGBTIQ community expresses reservations about provisions in the citizenship bill which, according to them, can result in further discrimination against sexual minorities, by Asmita Manandhar (kp 31/03/2019)

Women in remote Achham village taking lead roles, by Menuka Dhungana (kp 24/03/2019)

Citizenship bill clause on sex change certification alarms LGBT community: Sexual minorities fear losing hard won victories if officials approve  amendment demanding a ‘proof’ of sex change in the citizenship bill, by Bhrikuti Rai (kp 18/03/2019), Right to choose: A citizenship amendment that demands proof of gender reassignment is unfair to the trans community (kp 19/03/2019)

Death of a transgender woman raises alarm among the trans community in Kathmandu: Members of the LGBTI community say the death of Junu Gurung is the  latest reminder of just how perilous living as a trans person can be in Nepal, by Tsering D Gurung (kp 12/03/2019)

Be the change: Behavioural transformation is the key to societal transformation, by Sujeev Shakya (kp 12/03/2019)

He for she: Men too have a responsibility in ensuring gender equality in every field, by Prakash Banjade (kp 10/03/2019)

In Dhangadhi, women auto drivers are gaining financial independence, by Mohan Budhayer (kp 09/03/2019)

How do transwomen describe themselves? Women.Meet the women who are defying media’s unrealistic body imagesTranswomen shaping broader, inclusive narrative to redefine womanhood, by Asmita Manandhar (kp 08/03/2019)

Seeking change: Women and girls should have autonomy over their bodies, by Sivananthi Thanenthiran (kp 01/03/2019), She Decides Day: Speaking out for sexual rights, by Sivananthi Thanenthiran (ht 01/03/2019)

The silent sufferers: Labor-intensive agriculture increases women’s workload in the farms and the overworked women farmers face many health issues, by Ram Saran Tamang (rep 01/03/2019)

Nepali women lag behind in economic empowerment (ht 01/03/2019)

Girls' education still not a priority for Jumla families, by DB Budha (rep 25/02/2019)

Concerns of Nepali women to be presented at international stage, by Nayak Paudel (kp 24/02/2019), Customs trump law on issue of gender equality (kp 24/02/2019)

The erasure of transwomen: Social constructions of ‘womanhood’ need to include all women, by Rukshana Kapali (kp 19/02/2019)

We, as a society, have kept quiet on sexual harassment, abuse and violence so far’: Issues of sexual violence must be included in public discourses to ensure equality for women (kp 19/02/2019)

Dalit woman thrown out of house in Salyan, by Biplav Maharjan (kp 17/02/2019)

Tharu women are taking role of community chief in Kailali, by Ganesh Chaudhary (kp 15/02/2019)

Women run the fields: Agriculture in Nepal is experiencing rapid feminisation - why isn’t legislation catching up?, by Maina Dhital (kp 03/02/2019)

Focus beyond reserved seats, Dahal tells women (kp 01/02/2019) [Yes, they are still ignored by all political parties despite appropriate legal regulations!]

Remarriage for single women still not an easy choice, by Sher Bahadur Jero (rep 27/01/2019)

Rise against cybercrimes: Women are more susceptible to cyber crime as perpetrator’s identity remains anonymous and he may constantly threaten and blackmail the victim by using different identities, by Dikchya Raut (rep 20/01/2019)

On identity: In Nepal, a woman’s identity is still tied to their male kinfolk—first father, then husband, by Bibhu Kuitel (kp 19/01/2019)

Madhesi woman drives auto rickshaw for livelihood in Janakpur, by Shahiman Rai (kp 17/01/2019)

Breaking the silence on #MeToo: Women’s silence in Nepal’s feeble #MeToo movement has also to do with illiteracy and socioeconomic disadvantages majority of women face, by Gyanu BK (rep 06/01/2019)

Study explores plight of Nepali female migrant workers in Gulf countries (ht 06/01/2019)

Give birth to a girl, get insurance of Rs 100,000: CM Raut, by Madan Thakur (rep 30/12/2018)

Tharu women becoming self-reliant thru farming (ht 30/12/2018)

Men in business, women in socio-political affairs, by DB Budha (rep 30/12/2018)

Expensive periods: Why tax on pads?, by Pooja Bista (ht 28/12/2018)

The new trailblazers: It is important to open up non-agricultural avenues for rural women, by Khilendra Basnyat (kp 27/12/2018)

FWEAN for creating enabling environment for women entrepreneurship (rep 25/12/2018)

Chhaupadi-free drive ineffective, by Menuka Dhungana (kp 22/12/2018)

Let women work: Our society does not encourage women to develop entrepreneurship skill even if they are capable of doing so, by Kabi Adhikari (rep 22/12/2018)

Combating trafficking: There are no urban centers, in and outside Nepal, where Nepali women and girls may not have been forcibly trafficked, by Nilam Sangroula (rep 19/12/2018)

Women labour migration: Causes and consequences, by Jaya Shor Chapagain (ht 18/12/2018)

Experts seek gender-responsive policies for safe migration of women (rep 13/12/2018)

Returnee women migrants starting their own businesses, by Sarita Shrestha (rep 10/12/2018)

Staying home during periods becoming normal in rural Achham, by Khamma Khatri (rep 09/12/2018)

Madam diplomat: Women should get more opportunities to show their potential in the global arena, by Illa Mainali (kp 06/12/2018)

Women in civil services up by 8 percent: In the fiscal year 2017-18, at least 20,334 women held various positions in government offices-making it 23 per-cent of the civil service. Government records show there are 87,753 civil servants across the country, by Prithvi Man Shrestha (kp 08/11/2018), Let them in: Active representation of women in bureaucracy cannot be ignored anymore (kp 08/11/2018)

Educate girls & women: For a prosperous community, by Pushpa Priya (ht 07/11/2018)

#Theytoo: Recent #MeToo accusations barely scratch the surface of widespread hidden abuse of women in Nepal, by Sewa Bhattarai (nt 02/11/2018)

Girl child insurance scheme gains popularityThe policy has reduced financial burden on parents: Locals (ht 30/10/2018)

Deconstructing #Metoonepal: Besides dismantling patriarchy, the movement is also about creating safe spaces for women, by Prakriti Yonzon (kp 29/10/2018)

Power, consent, and my newsroom: Let’s hope that local stories challenge the culture of complacency in our workplaces, by Subina Shrestha (kp 17/10/2018)

Let women decide: It’s a long way for Nepali women to freely choose their partners as they want, when they want and how they want, pre-wedding or post-divorce, by Ushma Rebel (rep 14/10/2018), My struggle with widowhood: A man marries another woman just after completing 13 days of death rites of his wife but a wife, when widowed, is doomed, by Lily Thapa (rep 14/10/2018)

Parties fail to represent 33 percent women: The issue of women’s representation in the central committee surfaced after the recently unified NCP failed to assign roles to women in line with the legal requirement, by Sanjeev Giri (kp 08/10/2018)

For women, by women: Nepali women need to be unified at the forefront to inspire any kind of change in society, by Somy Paudyal (kp 07/10/2018)

Breeders of machismo culture: Violence based on gender has much to do with societal power structures, by Bhawana Upadhyay (kp 01/10/2018)

Burning shame: Gender-based violence flourishes because of a misogynistic society (kp 27/09/2018)

Pushing women away: It is very difficult for women to access information on safe migration. Many do not realize the implications of being flown via India or Nepal, by Ayushma Basnyat (rep 22/09/2018)

Women and the welfare state: The second class treatment that women feel they are getting should be eliminated, by Kartika Yadav (kp 20/09/2018)

They are citizens too: Gender equality was sacrificed in the name of preserving social and cultural values, by Bharati Silawal Giri (kp 14/09/2018)

Deconstructing Nepali womanhood: Nepali women are fighting against all odds and breaking all forms of social barriers. It is unfair to portray them as weak and dependent, by Guneshwor Ojha (rep 12/09/2018)

Women who drive, by Swasti Gautam (rep 31/08/2018)

Workshop held to prepare report on women’s issues (ht 29/08/2018)

Unequal society: Many tend to think that our social structure will break down if women are empowered politically and infidelity will increase, by David Kainee (rep 26/08/2018)

End inequalities: Children of Nepali women, irrespective of who she is married to, should unquestionably be entitled to citizenship by descent (ht 20/08/2018)

Nepal’s suffragette moment, by Om Astha Rai (nt 17/08/2018)

Women take over farming: Male out-migration and gender norms driving feminisation of agriculture in Madhes, by Krishna Kumar Sah (kp 16/08/2018)

Inevitability Of Womenomics, by Kanhaiya Mathema (rn 16/08/2018)

Bill to amend citizenship act: Ruling party lawmakers object tweaks to law, by Tika R. Pradhan (kp 14/08/2018) [The male Tagadhari politicians will take care that women will never be equal to men!]

Invisible citizen: It is imperative that the state guarantee women’s entitlements as citizens (kp 13/08/2018)

Gender, nation, and women’s honour: Women’s bodies have been instrumentalised to legitimise certain groups’ political and business interests under the pretext of nationalism, by Sangita Thebe Limbu and Kalpana Jha (kp 10/08/2018)

Son worshippers: It is sad when women have to achieve recognition by having a male child (kp 09/08/2018)

Women in cilvil service: Why we lag behind; While the decision making executive positions are strictly male arena, women officers often get lost in the labyrinthine of the social and cultural gender constructs, by Smita Poudel (rep 05/08/2018)

Women in agriculture: Agriculture sector is being feminised but their contribution is still undervalued, by Arati Joshi (kp 02/08/2018)

Teaching menstruation to boys: We need to teach boys about menstruation. Early interventions will instill sense of responsibility in adolescent boys to educate their peers, by Ayush Joshi (rep 14/07/2018)

Let women rise: Economic and social empowerment will help women emerge as leaders and policy-makers, by Sarmila Bagale (rep 14/07/2018)

What makes news: The media gives little coverage to women’s issues regardless of their importance, by Rashmila Prajapati (kp 08/07/2018)

Spotlight on female trekking guides, by Manoj Ghartimagar (rep 08/07/2018)

Participation of Nepali Women in Politics, by Sarmila Bagale (rn 27/06/2018)

Conflict-hit women: Still far from justice, by Susan Risal (ht 14/06/2018)

Women and livestock: Let’s recognise their roles, by Kedar Karki (ht 11/06/2018)

Untold stories of women: Untold stories of rural women need to be told for change and for raising awareness that women’s rights are human rights, by Sabita Nakarmi (rep 03/06/2018)

Disproportionately disadvantaged: Entrenched gender biases make women more vulnerable to disasters and its effects, by Jyotika Rimal (kp 20/05/2018)

Women woes: Even as the importance of women in agriculture in Nepal has increased, they continue to be undervalued, by Kantilata Thapa (kp 13/05/2018)

From the fields: Women can add value to climate change-friendly farming practices and technologie, by Menila Kharel Dhungel (kp 06/05/2018)

Let a girl live: Why does our society only teach girls how to behave, where to go, what to do and what to wear? Why cannot we teach the boys to protect independence of girls?, by Jyoti Sharma (rep 29/04/2018)

‘War, disaster worsen women’s condition’ (kp 26/04/2018)

Menstruating women, girls fear ‘invisible’ power (ht 23/04/2018)

Rethinking society: Violence against women is not only a female problem, it is also an issue of men, by Milan Pandey (kp 15/04/2018)

Can men be feminists? If men want to understand feminism and help the cause, they first need to analyse the norms that inform their social identity, by Sangita Thebe Limbu and Kalpana Jha (kp 13/04/2018)

Women increasingly opting for divorce to end abusive marriages (rep 11/04/2018)

Strengthening Tamang women: Education and jobs will prevent them from falling into the trap of human traffickers, by Samaya Lama (kp 08/04/2018)

Women demolishing Chhaupadi sheds in Achham, by Khamma Khatri (rep 04/04/2018)

Girls learn lessons on self-defence (kp 01/04/2018)

Women enjoying economically independent lives in Dhading, by Sarita Shrestha (rep 26/03/2018)

Teenage pregnancy rates on the rise (ht 22/03/2018)

An unresolved agenda: Current lawmakers have the opportunity to end the discrimination faced by women on citizenship rights, by Anjita Parajuli (kp 20/03/2018)

Entertainment industry workers seek respect (ht 17/03/2018)

Girls of Badi community being deprived of school education (ht 17/03/2018)

Should we still focus on woman farmers? The answer is yes, because attitudes and practices at the policy formulation and implementation level are still gendered, by Gitta Shrestha (kp 16/03/2018)

A woman on Women’s Day: No matter the ethnicity or grouping, Nepali women face strange scenarios of extreme prejudice, by Pramod Mishra (kp 15/03/2018)

VAW and Women’s Empowerment, by Uttam Maharjan (rn 15/03/2018)

Gender equality: New Opportunities, by Pratik Chhetri and Neha Malla (ht 13/03/2018)

In pursuit of understanding: Many rural women do not think that International Women’s Day is relevant to them, by Prativa Subedi and Juliette Josse (kp 11/03/2018), A long way to go: There are many women whose sufferings remain hidden, by Sulochana Nepal (kp 11/03/2018)

Choosing grace: The strict customs that women have helped impose on other women have been too perplexing for the younger generations, by Anusha Thapa (rep 10/03/2018)

Women to make Thalara Rural Municipality free of inequity, by Basanta Pratap Singh (kp 09/03/2018)

Women trained as masons build houses in Eklephant, by Anish Tiwari (kp 09/03/2018), Fewer women in quake rebuilding work says survey (kp 10/03/2018)

An unfinished agenda: We need to rethink the influence gender biased mythology plays on our treatment of women and girls, by Bhawana Upadhyay (kp 08/03/2018)

Time is now #PressforProgress, by Elisabeth von Capeller, Veronica Cody, Vallerie Julliand, Mashfee Shams and Alaina B. Teplitz (ht 08/03/2018), Gender equality still a distant dream, by Bhim Chapagain (rep 08/03/2018)

Hindu custom of Chhaupadi: Kanchanpur continues to isolate menstruating women in sheds (kp 03/03/2018)

Triple burden of women: Conflicting gender norms, by Anusha Ban (ht 02/03/2018)

Who runs the world? Girls: Five generations of women in a Kathmandu family underline the importance of educating daughters, by Sahina Shrestha (nt 02/03/2018)

Way to emancipation: Many girls migrating from rural to urban areas have become successful beauticians, by Guneshwor Ojha (kp 25/02/2018)

Child marriage taking toll on rural women's life, by Jagat Khadka (rep 24/02/2018)

Making room for women: Women can be empowered through creation of equal opportunities for leadership at all levels of decision-making, by Sapana Phuyal (kp 20/02/2018)

An unequal constitution: For all the years of debates and discussions on constitutional issues, we could not do justice to Nepali women, by Mohna Ansari (kp 19/02/2018)

Women and men: Greater efforts should be made towards gender sensitisation to create a better society, by Bina Jha (kp 11/02/2018)

Against lingerie feminism: The question of women’s empowerment and liberation should not be judged by the clothes she wears, by Sangita Thebe and Kalpana Jha (kp 04/02/2018)

A different lens: How virtual experience of swapped gender roles can change social understanding, by Renaud Meyer and Kamal Raj Sigdel (kp 28/01/2018)

Women reluctant to work in forestry sector, by Rupesh Acharya (ht 28/01/2018)

Practicing care: An everyday story; Unequal gender relations are not limited to the household. In the workplace and also in one’s social circle, women have to do a greater share of the unpaid emotional and care work but there is hardly any space to talk about these things openly, by Dawa Sherpa (kp 27/01/2018)

The migrant wife, by Manita Raut (rep 27/01/2018)

Are you a feminist? Why do most people not prefer to be called as feminists? Is it because feminism is a taboo?, by Bina Jha (rep 22/01/2018)

Bridging the gender gap: Everyone should be given equal opportunities so that they can be assets to the nation building process, by Samaya Lama (kp 21/01/2018)

Pad Power: Taiwanese activist leads village women to embrace the beauty of the feminine cycle, by Ziyu Lin (nt 19/01/2018), Removing menstrual shame: The underlying problem for Buddhist and Hindu women in Mustang who avoid certain activities while menstruating is that they believe their naturally functioning bodies are shameful, by Clara Hare-Grogg (nt 19/01/2018)

‘Sahi Ho!’ campaign launched (ht 18/01/2018)

Rautahat rural women becoming self-reliant (ht 16/10/2018)

Continuous isolation: Changing a long-held tradition requires a more comprehensive approach than legislation alone can ever provide, by Navaraj Pudasaini (kp 14/01/2018) [on Chhaupadi]

Female masons making their marks in reconstruction, by Sarita Shrestha (rep 02/01/2018)

Shedding veils to shed tradition: Women in Siraha’s Jahadi settlement find their voice as they defy the practice of wearing ‘Ghumto’, by Bharat Jarghamagar (kp 01/01/2018)

Male chambers: Only six of 165 candidates picked for House of Representatives under FPTP are women, which comes to a paltry 3.63 percent, by Meena Bhatta (rep 24/12/2017)

Women risking their lives in Achham in obsession for a male child, by Khamma Khatri (rep 16/12/2017)

Pressed into service: Massage parlours operating as fronts for illegal activities give real ones a bad name, by Ruku Pandey (kp 12/12/2017)

Women still doing more household chores than men (ht 02/12/2017)

Working Women, by Sanjog Rai (nt 01/12/2017)

Better safe than sorry, by Giri Bahadur Sunar (rep 27/11/2017)

Breaking with tradition women perform final rites (ht 25/11/2017)

Space of absence: Women and other marginalised gender groups cannot  afford to ignore inaccessibility to fundamental rights, by Archana Thapa (kp 24/11/2017)

Nilam’s dream: Nilam’s activism against abuse has left her ostracised by her own community as she continues to try to convince Muslim, Dalit and minority families to protect and educate their girls, by Sonia Awale (nt 27/10/2017)

Makhamali garlands turning Gundu women self-reliant, by Anup Ojha (kp 19/10/2017)

Call to ensure a better future for girls (ht 12/10/2017)

Being a girl: Although I see smile on the faces of parents after the birth of their first child, a girl, their disappointment is hard to conceal, by Usha Pokharel (rep

My body, sacred or profane? To remove the idea of impurity associated with women's body during menstruation, it is crucial to change how people view the monthly cycle, by Pabitra Gurung (rep 07/10/2017)

Strength of a woman: Shortcomings with the microcredit approach have to be addressed to fuel women’s development, by Guneshwor Ojha (kp 22/09/2017)

At 21, Sita Sunar runs own furniture business, by Kishan Sangit Nepali (rep 09/09/2017)

Number of women trek guides on rising trend, by Lal Prasad Sharma (kp 04/09/2017)

Old beliefs die hard: The stigma surrounding menstruation should be effectively challenged, by Bhawana Upadhyay (kp 27/08/2017)

Just victims? Nepali women migrating out for work do also come back with higher remit and non-exploitative experiences, by Guneshwor Ojha (kp 25/08/2017)

Women can have it all: Achieving work-life balance often seems to be an impossible goal, by Sushila Nepal (kp 13/08/2018)

Gender-aware policies needed: Nepal can’t hope to graduate from its LDC status without reaching out to the poor, by Subhash Nepali (kp 06/08/2017)

Give me a daughter, by Geeta Pandey (rep 05/08/2017)

Awakening Urgency For Nepali Females, by Prem Khatry (rn 01/08/2017), More teeth sought for NWC (ht 01/08/2017)

The second sex: Menstruation - a natural, physiological cycle - should be destigmatised (kp 20/07/2017) [Why do you not call male gender the second sex? Life is given by women!]

Missing daughters: At the root of sex-selective abortion lies the culture of preferring sons,  by Anjita Parajuli (kp 16/07/2017)

Rural women turning into entrepreneurs (ht 14/07/2017)

Poverty forcing women into migration: Report (kp 13/07/2017), Exodus: Structural barriers and discrimination in local labour market drive women to work abroad (kp 14/07/2017)

Village women transform into clean energy entrepreneurs in Nepal initiative: Empower Generation plans to expand the number of female  energy entrepreneurs to all 75 districts from the current 11 (kp 13/07/2017) [see website]

Her future is our future: When a woman is free to make choices about her life, her children, her family and everybody else will benefit, by Giulia Vallese (kp 11/07/2017), Women empowerment: Many barriers, by Prativa Subedi (ht 12/07/2017)

Women Need To Stand Up For Themselves, by Aditi Aryal (sp 07/07/2017)

Women at work: Women are praised for creating life but never encouraged to build something for the future, by Priyanka Chand (rep 03/07/2017)

Women make up majority of rights victims, shows study (ht 01/07/2017)

Fair Sex, Unfair Deal: Women’s empowerment underpins equal, just and peaceful societies (sp 23/06/2017)

War on words: Branding feminists as terrorists may be libellous because ‘terrorist’ is a highly politicised term, by Archana Thapa (kp 23/06/2017)

34 pc women victimised by kin (ht 19/06/2017)

Girls lag despite outnumbering boys in exams, by Binod Ghimire (kp 18/06/2017), Education of daughters: Disparity in SEE performance shows that girls still have a long way to go (kp 19/06/2017)

Oh boy, women bleed! Only when mothers treat menstruation as just another natural growth in their children’s bodies, will little girls will learn to accept their bodies and grow up to be confident women, by Shradha Giri Bohora (kp 17/06/2017)

Voice for equality: Nepal’s Female Labor Force Participation Rate is 80 percent. But women have a long way to go achieve gender equality, by Ayushma Basnyat (rep 13/06/2017)

Women power: Arming women with legal and constitutional rights is inadequate without an attitudinal change in society, by Apurba Bhattarai (kp 04/06/2017)

Colour Code For Woman Only!, by Bhawana Pokhrel (rn 02/06/2017)

Thanka art proves a boon for illiterate woman, by Rajkumar Parajuli (ht 01/06/2017)

Including the excluded: The real winners of the local elections are not political parties, but women, by Om Astha Rai (nt 26/05/2017), Federal feminine republic of Nepal (nt 26/05/2017)

Female migrants at higher risk of suicide (ht 11/05/2017)

Women in reconstruction: Rasuwa women are taking on new roles to build back better, by Utsav Shakya (kp 29/04/2017)

Woman beaten in captivity by husband, in-laws over dowry (kp 28/04/2017)

Better than before? Women’s empowerment requires concrete policies and their robust implementation (kp 28/04/2017)

President’s Women Empowerment Programme starts in 26 districts: It aims to provide skill development training to Dalit, indigenous and marginalised women, by Samipa Khanal (kp 24/04/2017)

A social syndrome: Gendered norms on childcare have resulted in the construction of guilt in women, by Anjam Singh (kp 23/04/2017)

Women’s voices enrich public life: Building strong gender equal communities requires every individual citizen to stand firmly in the political landscape, by Valerie Julliand, Alaina B. Teplitz, Mashfee Binte Shams, Rensje Teerink, W. Swarnalatha Pereira and Ingrid Dahl-Madsen (kp 21/04/2017)

Women in politics: The way forward, by Ayush Joshi (ht 19/04/2017)

Need for black feminism: Madhesi women face double discrimination: one, as Madhesis and, two, as women, by Kalpana Jha (kp 14/04/2017)

Most women unaware of reservations, by Jitendra Kumar Jha (rep 04/04/2017)

Female turnout disappoints EC: Women job aspirants account for only 14pc of total 179,486 applicants, by Manish Gautam (kp 02/04/2017)

Road to Inclusion: Progress in inducting women into public service may be small, but in light of the country’s dismal history of inclusivity, it is a much welcome change, by Prithvi Man Shrestha (kp 01/04/2017)

On ‘wine feminists’: These are self-styled feminists who are often found in conferences and parties in Kathmandu, sipping their wine and talking about women’s rights, by Shuvechha Ghimire (rep 01/04/2017)

Exploring resilience: Women are more vulnerable to climate change because of their dependence on climate sensitive sectors, by Prativa Sapkota (kp 31/03/2017)

When women win: The new constitution offers a valuable opportunity to ensure that women and girls have the same prospects in life as their male counterparts, by Alaina B. Teplitz (rep 30/03/2017)

Blame us all, not just men: Continuing to castigate men will only make gender polarisation more rigid, by Seema Subedi (kp 28/03/2017)

Gender equality: The Nordic Model, by Kjell Tormod Pettersen (rep 22/03/2017)

Khadka addresses UN’s CSW session (kp 17/03/2017) [??]

Booklet on women entitlements published: The booklet contains information related to economic benefits provided and initiatives taken by various agencies for women (kp 16/03/2017)

Girls’ education: Failed programme, by Chun Bahadur Gurung (ht 14/03/2017)

Mountain women The difference between a broken community and a thriving one is the presence of women who are valued, by Sunayana Basnet (kp 08/03/2017), Bold action now: In Nepal, while women work as much as men, the gender wage gap is still in the bottom half of the world ranking, by Valerie Julliand (rep 08/03/2017), Is women empowerment just women employment? If this day is to celebrate your and my achievements, then it does not need to be marked in the calendar, by Sambridhi Gyawali (rep 08/03/2017), Exemplary Muslim sisters empowering women, by Kalendra Sejuwal (rep 08/03/2017), Working on gender: We saw no representation of Himalayan women in history or literature, nor in the research and development sectors, by Chhaya Vani Namchu and Menaka Hamal (rep 08/03/2017), Championing their cause: We need to be more proactive in identifying true champions of women's economic empowerment in Nepal and build a strong coalition, by Gail Marzetti and Pukar Malla (rep 08/03/2017), Women continue to face discrimination at home, workplace (ht 08/03/2017), Women’s role critical for social advancement: Prez (kp 09/03/2017), #beboldforchange: Things are far from ideal for Nepali women, but the fight for equal rights continues (kp 09/03/2017), Thank you, men: Let’s acknowledge the role of good men who help women with their personal and career growth, by Rusha Giri (rep 09/03/2017), Empowering women: The most urgent task that lies ahead is to make sure that women are treated equally in all spheres of life (ht 09/03/2017)

From safe motherhood to safe womanhood: Nepali women deserve to be recognised as complete human beings and equal citizens, not just as mothers, by Poonam Thapa (kp 07/03/2017)

The purse strings: Women have little control over household finance despite being important earners, by Ashika Sharma (kp 07/03/2017)

On the home front: Listen to the unheard voices of the suffering wives of migrant workers left behind, by Roni Pradhan (kp 07/03/2017)

The curious case of unmarried mothers, by Anjali Subedi (kp 03/03/2017)

Leave no one behind: Absorbing women into the labour market by reinforcing traditional gender roles is not empowering, by Sangita Thebe-Limbu (nt 03/03/2017)

Women, teenage girls receive training to make sanitary pads, by Agandhar Tiwari (kp 01/03/2017)

All our daughters: Where are Nepali women in the metaphor of coffins, bakasko bimba, which pervades pathologies of remittance reporting?, by CK Lal (rep 27/02/2017)

Win-all trade: Women in Baglung, Parbat and Sindhuli districts have greatly increased their income from export of items made from allo, by Erica Prasai (rep 27/02/2017)

Red Tika challenge takes internet by storm, by Anita Shrestha (ht 21/02/2017)

From a guerilla fighter to humble Speaker, by Onshari Gharti Magar (kp 18/02/2017), We may have come a long way, but there is much to achieve: The feminist consciousness flourished after the restoration of democracy in 1990 and received ample focus  during the decade-long Maoist struggle followed by people’s movement and constitution-writing process, by Mohna Ansari (kp 18/02/2017), A ‘competent’ woman politician —a rhetorical excuse? High time we asked whether all men maintain the highest degree of competence, by Pranika Koyu (kp 18/02/2017), Women in politics: Nepal is among the only 10 countries in the world having a woman head of state, by Binod Ghimire (kp 18/02/2017)

Feminism in the margins, a Madhesi perspective: Madhesi women are not a topic of discussion, nor is their contribution acknowledged in the national discourse, by Rita Sah (kp 18/02/2017)

Questioning the Questions: Caste struggle against structural minds: Let’s challenge the system by re-imagining, redefining, re-narrating and retelling our story, by Sarita Pariyar (kp 18/02/2017)

Representation of women: The Nepali media sector, in general, suffers from patriarchy, by Sumina Rai Karki (kp 18/02/2017)

The scourge of stereotype: Even though their workplace is female dominated, the fact is that the most popular gynecologist in our country is a male, by Arpana Neopane (kp 18/02/2017)

Ladies first: Women now hold top management positions in various organizations, by Sanjeev Giri (kp 18/02/2017)

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, by Pooja Pant (ht 18/02/2017)

Post quake rebuilding: Let women lead; With male members away, women have started rebuilding their homes destroyed by 2015 earthquakes on their own, by Kriti Bhuju (rep 18/02/2017)

Nepali women row against tide of discrimination on tourist lake (ht 16/02/2017)

Women now do all the work in Jumla village, by DB Buda (rep 08/02/2017)

For some women in need, Hatti Hatti has become a home away from home and a wellspring for creativity, by Abha Dhital (kp 04/02/2017)

Bill proposes grounds for divorce (ht 03/02/2017)

Periods of banishment: Women in western Nepal are starting to refuse to be thrown out of the house once a month, by Subeksha Poudel (nt 03/02/2017)

Women learning masonry for financial independence in Nuwakot, by Jaya Ram Gautam (ht 30/01/2017)

All in the family: Girls are not safe even within their own homes, especially in households dislocated by the earthquake, by Sahina Shrestha (nt 27/01/2017)

Migrant workers: Nepali women ahead of men in committing suicide abroad, by Rudra Khadka (rep 24/01/2017)

Feminine FM: Women in radio stir a nationwide conversation, by Emma Stolarski (nt 20/01/2017)

Inspiration as we rebuild: Venturing into masonry will improve women’s income and help them challenge traditional gender roles, by Pratibha Tuladhar (kp 15/01/2017)

Gender pay gap: What we can learn from global practices to reduce inequality in our workforce, by Tara Kanel (kp 15/01/2017)

Stumbling blocks: Education and modernisation haven’t weakened ingrained socio-sexual relationships, by Anjita Parajuli (kp 10/01/2017)

Feminism through art: Artist Meena Kayastha’s Divine Debris draws on her personal experience as a woman growing up in Nepal watching other female figures around her struggle with the limits imposed upon them, by Sophia L. Pande (kp 08/01/2017)

Literacy classes making women's life easier, by Arjun Bhushal (rep 06/01/2017)

Female contractor busy building quake-hit village, by Harihar Singh Rathour (kp 05/01/2017)

Celebrating daughter's birth in Bajhang raises eyebrows, by Jagat Khadka (rep 04/01/2017)

Women-friendly agriculture: Agriculture is being feminized in Nepal following the rapid exodus of men, by Bhairab Raj Kaini (rep 02/01/2017)

Modern farming changing women's economic status, by Arjun Bam (rep 10/12/2016)

Girls are the future: Women who have the opportunity to speak up about challenges women and girls face in Nepali society can help tackle stigma, by Richard Morris and Gail Marzetti (rep 10/12/2016)

Unequal, by law: When a girl or woman is viewed in connection with a male figure, it creates an unequal society, by Anjali Subedi (rep 06/12/2016)

#IWalkFreely: Survey reveals young women in Nepal are exposed to greater dangers than just cat calls and wolf whistles, by Asmita Gauchan (nt 02/12/2016)

Re-examining value of girls, by Jessica Rai (ht 26/11/2016)

Safe education for all: Structural inequalities and patriarchal attitudes continue to affect women’s schooling, by Renu Adhikari Rajbhandari (kp 25/11/2016)

Who cares? Women do the bulk of unpaid work in the household cleaning, cooking, washing, collecting firewood and caring for children and the elderly, by Sangita Thebe-Limbu (nt 25/11/2016)

495 couples in Okhaldhunga get joint land deeds, by Kumbharaj Rai (kp 21/11/2016)

Where are all the women? An underlying reason for the low representation of women in  politics is a patriarchal mindset that permeates political life, by Avasna Pandey (kp 18/11/2016)

Social stigma related to sexual violence still rampant in society (ht 17/11/2016)

Global Gender Gap Index 2016: Nepal fails to improve on 2015’s place (kp 13/11/2016) [see Nepal data in report by World Economic Forum]

Women’s health declining from hard toil (ht 10/11/2016)

Women and climate change: Gender responsive adaptive capacity in communities in rural Nepal is important, by Sushmita Lama (kp 08/11/2016)

Onward, nasty women! Although we see and recognize casual and subtle sexism around us everyday many of us hesitate to stand up and protest, by Jigyasa Sharma (rep 08/11/2016)

Muslim community stands against dowry, by Pawan Yadav (kp 07/11/2016)

NIC urges women to be aware of their rights (ht 05/11/2016), Women yet to benefit from women-friendly policies, by Tenzin Tsomo (rep 05/11/2016), Women hesitant to report cases of sexual harassment, by Gyanu Sapkota (rep 05/11/2016)

Diverse experiences: It is important to understand that empowerment can take different forms for different women, by Emma Karki (kp 21/10/2016)

Economic progress: Invest in 10-year-old girls, by Giulia Vallese (ht 21/10/2016)

Love of reading increasing among local women in Kavre, by Raj Kumar Parajuli (ht 17/10/2016)

Nepal ranks 85th in opportunities for girls (kp 14/10/2016)

Filling the gap: In the absence of men it’s the women who are taking up the responsibility of rebuilding houses in rural areas, by Ishwar Rauniyar (rep 28/09/2016)

Girls no brides: Around 37 percent Nepali girls are married before they reach 18 and 10 percent before they reach 15, by David Kainee (rep 22/09/2016)

SAsia One Billion Rising campaign gets underway: aunched in 2013, One Billion Rising is a global movement calling for action to end violence against women and to protect women’s rights (kp 20/09/2016)

Working women: Women in entertainment sector need to be protected and accorded dignity (kp 02/09/2016)

Power to women: Male politicians still do not believe women to be as capable and deserving as themselves, by Bineeta Gurung (nt 02/09/2016)

In the driving seat: Apart from proportionate representation, women need to have rights to grant citizenship as men do, by Shreejana Shrestha (nt 02/09/2016)

Women want dignified, exploitation-free work (kp 31/08/2016)

Breaking taboos surrounding widowhood (kp 29/08/2016)

Quake-hit girls falling into trafficking trap: According to Maiti Nepal, trafficking in the earthquake-affected districts has increased after the earthquakes (kp 02/08/2016)

Unkindest cut: The increasing frequency of artificial birth in urban Nepal disempowers women, by Laxmi Tamang (kp 31/07/2016)

Last women first: Widowed by the war, rendered homeless by the earthquakes, Nepal’s conflict widows have drawn the shortest straws and are grappling to stay afloat, by Pratichya Dulal (kp 23/07/2017)

Autumn of the patriarchy: Social justice, development and peace require Nepali women to be on equal terms with Nepali men in all fields (nt 15/07/2016)

For a better today and tomorrow: The longer we take time to invest in adolescent girls, the more Nepal will miss opportunities for growth, by Giulia Vallese (kp 10/07/2016), Call for investing in teenage girls (kp 12/07/2016)

Nepal ranked 11th in skewed child sex ratio (ht 10/07/2016)

Women still waiting to rebuild homes and lives: Women survivors of the earthquake struggle to cope with grief, loneliness and government neglect, by Shreejana Shrestha (nt 24/06/2016)

The second chapter: Survivors of trafficking help one another rebuild their lives, by Tsering Dolker Gurung (nt 24/06/2016)

Widow woes: Widows are discounted in statistics, neglected by authorities and lost within the homogeneous women population, by Sumeera Shrestha (kp 23/06/2016), Some men never changeTop male politicians are trying to undo the rights given to women by the constitution, by Asmita Verma (kp 24/06/2016), Widows demand economic empowerment (ht 24/06/2016)

The reject brides of Rupandehi: Young women who fell in the snare of child marriage are being disowned by their husbands and in-laws (kp 17/06/2016)

Female migrant Nepalis taking up jobs outside domestic confines, by Roshan Sedhai (kp 05/06/2016)

Men, women and corruption: Is it women’s participation in politics that is reducing corruption or is higher corruption deterring women from entering politics?, by Narayan Manandhar (kp 05/06/2016)

Periodic blues, by Ayushma Basnyat (rep 03/06/2016)

Mobilising women: Women’s centres help empower women to claim their rights and regain their footing, by Ayesha Shakya (nt 03/06/2016)

Equal but unequal: Prez Bhandari, Speaker Magar should clearly state support for women’s citizenship rights (kp 31/05/2016)

Badi women demand security, by Kamal Panthi (kp 25/05/2016)

2 rape victims disowned by families (kp 25/05/2016)

Visiting the hinterland: Sometimes, I wonder how my life would be if I was born as a girl in the Madhesi community, by Jenisha Maharjan (kp 24/05/2016)

Growing cases of early motherhood a challenge in Madhes, by Santosh Singh (rep 24/05/2016)

The girl story: Maya's story shows how to go beyond describing the tough reality, to changing it, by Anne-Brigitte Albrectsen (rep 18/05/2016)

Investing in women: The international framework on women's rights has been an important instrument on the road to gender equality, by Kirsten Geelan (rep 11/05/2016)

Child marriage, abortion cases high in Dang: Some women found to have undergone abortion up to six times in one year before reaching the age of 20, by Durgalal KC (kp 03/05/2016)

Poverty and gender: Households headed by females have a lower poverty rate than those headed by males, by Krishna Kumar Sah (kp 03/05/2016)

They are sufferers too: Women victims of sexual violence during the Maoist conflict must get due priority, by Neetu Pokharel and Som Niroula (kp 27/04/2016)

Women victimized by polygamy hesitate to go to court, by Chhabilal Tiwari (rep 27/04/2016)

Invisible work: With changing gender relations, unpaid care work should now be given the attention it deserves, by Anjam Singh (kp 21/04/2016)

Tough going: Women politicians find themselves caught between the devil and the deep blue sea, by Narayan Manandhar (kp 17/04/2016)

Youths demand safe city for women (ht 17/04/2016)

‘Needs of women often overlooked in crisis’ (ht 11/04/2016)

Too young to marry: Political leaders must move to end child marriage by considering it a national issue, by Asmita Verma (kp 10/04/2016)

Breaking taboo, widows wear red (kp 10/04/2016)

A Different Kind Of Aftershock For Nepali Girls, by Azera Parveen Rahman (kp 05/04/2016)

Women in Dang: Age no bar for education, by Devendra Basnet (rep 05/04/2016)

Gender discrimination: Kalikot villages celebrate birth of male child, by Durgalal KC (kp 31/03/2016)

Women’s day, every day: Advancing the status of women is not only the right thing to do, it is also the smart thing to do, by Alaina B. Teplitz (kp 29/03/2016)

Nepal hosts its first girl summit in Kathmandu (ht 24/03/2016), Empower women thru education: Prince Harry (ht 24/03/2016)

Girls are the future: It is time to unlock the potential of girls in Nepal and support their empowerment, by Gail Marzetti (kp 23/03/2016)

Women in the woods: Nepal has a long way to go with regard to achieving gender equality goals in forestry, by Bhawana Upadhyay (kp 21/03/2016)

Meet calls for empowering women at grassroots level (kp 20/03/2016)

World Women Conference kicks off (kp 14/03/2016)

Stand-up for women: Men and women should be seen as two wheels of the same cart, by Kajol Shah (kp 14/03/2016)

The other athletes: The country hardly remembers the names of its female medallists, by Arun Budhathoki (kp 13/03/2016)

Nepal to host Girl Summit (ht 11/03/2016)

Equality in true sense: Removing traditional barriers to achieving gender parity needs greater priority in Nepal (kp 08/03/2016), For the women: The mainstream women movement has a long way to go before it can claim to represent ‘all Nepali women’, by Subha Ghale (kp 08/03/2016), Nepal still needs to give women wider roles: UN; The UN suggests the upcoming local elections need to be shaped by women as both equal voters and as candidates (kp 08/03/2016)

Yes, they can: In rural Nepal girls' attendance drops during agricultural and festival seasons, they arrive at school late tired due to work burdens, by Louise C.F. Shah (rep 08/03/2016)

Land of our daughters: On the International Day of Women, we salute the millions of women across Nepal who will not have a holiday because they are too busy feeding and raising their families (nt 04/03/2016)

Our version of feminism, by Priyanka Gurung (rep 04/03/2016)

Teaching the write way: Activist challenges notion that social service is solely for women, by Michael Nishimura (nt 04/03/2016)

Taboo no more: Why is it so difficult for Nepali society to embrace female sexuality?, by Ayesha Shakya (nt 04/03/2016)

Child marriage still rampant: 50 pc women aged 20-49 years got married before they were 18 (ht 28/02/2016)

The awakening, by Shreejana Shrestha (rep 26/02/2016)

More women leaders sought in politics (kp 25/02/2016), The feminist mystique: There is little recognition of the great diversity of Nepali women even in this day of identity politics, by Deepak Thapa (kp 25/02/2016), ‘New forms of violence emerging in society’ (ht 25/02/2016)

Miles to go: Nepal must bring policies to eliminate gender disparities in our workplaces, by Anta Yadav (rep 24/02/2016)

Plan to encourage menstruating girls to attend school, by Maheshwor Chamling Rai (rep 08/02/2016)

Single women left in lurch after quake, by Rajendra Manandhar (kp 04/01/2016)

Women continue to fall prey to lure of foreign jobs, by Raju Adhikari (rep 02/02/2016)

Formalisation per se does not support Nepali women to expand and ensure the sustainability of their business, by Mirela Xheneti and Shova Thapa Karki (kp 27/01/2016)

Unreported Lives: One ride at a time, by Priyanka Gurung (rep 22/01/2016)

CEDAW: Govt runs six months past report submission deadline (kp 19/01/2016), Sixth shadow report to be presented to CEDAW committee (ht 19/01/2016)

Female quake victims deprived of identity cards: Manu Humagain of National Women Council says the government must reassess the number of earthquake victims (kp 18/01/2016)

Ramechhap women tilling their fields (ht 18/01/2016)

Youth and gender: Unemployment is a significant impediment to constructive participation of young people, by Samira Paudel (kp 17/01/2016)

Beyond the city: Outside the Valley are women acting under a wide spectrum of roles, yet they are not benifiting from the wildly progressive trends of the urban centres, by Lauren Peterson (kp 16/01/2016)

Suicide rate among Tarai women on rise: Report (kp 08/01/2016)

Faux feminists: Madheshi women pose no threat to national sovereignty and yet they are denied citizenship on the same pretext, by Kalpana Jha (rep 06/01/2016), Faux divisions: I was taken aback when a woman who claims to be a feminist compared the ongoing blockade to a rape, by Banita Khanal (rep 14/01/2016)

Social change through political empowerment? Nepal gets first female President and Speaker of the Parliament in 2015, by Ashok Dahal and Shreejana Shrestha (rep 31/12/2015)

Women rights groups, FNJ censure Janaki Temple incident (kp 21/12/2015)

Women power: Though Nepal’s female labour force is high in the region, it hides a grim picture (kp 18/12/2015)

Public Safety Is Every Woman’s Human Right, by Rakhi Ghosh (rn 12/12/2015)

Equality for women still a far cry in Nepali media, says GMMP report (ht 27/11/2015)

Chhaupadi practice still continues in Dailekh villages: Arjun Shahi of Rakam in the district says VDC offices banned the superstitious practice without proper preparations, by Prakash Adhikari (kp 18/11/2015)

Case for quotas: As long as gender discrimination persists in society women will continue to need reservations, by Seema Subedi (kp 18/11/2015)

Still second sex: Despite the election of a female president, Nepal needs to do a lot more to empower its women, by Mira Kafle (kp 26/11/2015)

Not by chance: Bhandari's win has to be viewed in terms of changes in Nepali social structure in the past three decades, by Pranab Kharel (rep 04/11/2015)

Self-defence training boosts Valley women’s confidence, by Pratichya Dulal (kp 02/11/2015), On guard: Self-defence classes and other efforts to curb gender violence should go in tandem (kp 03/11/2015)

Celebrating Nepal's Presidential Election: Female Power Rising, by Prem Khatry (rn 03/11/2015)

Women breaking with tradition (ht 02/11/2015)

‘Prez election a morale-booster for all women’ (ht 02/11/2015)

Single women await reconstruction relief, by Pratichya Dulal (kp 28/10/2015)

More than half the sky: Despite their hard work millions of rural women are still socially disadvantaged, by Bhawana Upadhyay (kp 25/10/2015)

Nepal earthquake continues to drive aftershocks through the lives of women (ht 25/10/2015)

Early marriage taking toll on youths' health, future, by Janak KC (rep 20/10/2015)

Gender-bender: Everyone should be allowed to behave the way they want to regardless of their gender, by Paridhi Acharya (kp 18/10/2015)

Women, girls not safe in open spaces: WHR (ht 17/10/2015)

The right to have rights: The new Constitution lays bare misogynistic and patriarchal psyches that usually hide behind nationalism, by Sangita Thebe Limbu (nt 16/10/2015)

WWP to support informal sector women: Cabin restaurants, massage parlours and dance bars make up the core of the entertainment industry and there are 13,000 women in the entertainment business (kp 14/10/2015)

Pride and prejudice: Is treating women as second-class citizens the only way to avert the possibility of a geopolitical crisis?, by Sophia K. Tamot (kp 14/10/2015)

Study: Many women feel unsafe at home (kp 12/10/2015)

Rage against the machine: The ‘linga’ is god and we must continue to prostrate before it. We must endlessly pray to it so that it rescues us from our wretched existence, by Zahra (kp 03/10/2015)

Law impedes progress of women: Report (kp 26/09/2015)

The unending woes of women workers, by Roshan Sedhai (kp 19/09/2015)

Still the second sex: Women are being discriminated against, raped, forced into prostitution in foreign countries—but what are we going to do about it?, by Abhinawa Devkota (kp 19/09/2015)

By the women: This year, let us celebrate Teej by making a contribution to the quake-affected women, by Mona Shrestha Adhikari (kp 13/09/2015)

A small, well-lighted place: A group of single women and widows have been attempting to procure loans to start small businesses for themselves. But because of onerous government provisions they have been stymied in their efforts, by Pratichya Dulal (kp 12/09/2015)

Double jeopardy: Upper caste people use their social, economic and political power to silence the Dalit women, by Giri Bahadur Sunar (rep 12/09/2015)

Not a Private Affair: Brides stumble upon a precarious position in the house, because she is still a new family family member and will be treated like an outsider, by Sachi Mulmi (rep 11/09/2015)

Back with babies: Women migrant workers returning penniless and with children face a double stigma at home, by Rojita Adhikari (nt 11/09/2015)

Rescue me not: Family, society and culture tell women who we are and how we need to be, and what we can and cannot do, by Anjana Rajbhandary (nt 11/09/2015)

Single women ‘left without access to relief: There are 498,606 single women in the country and it is estimated that around 2,000 women lost their husbands in the earthquake, by Pratichya Dulal (kp 02/09/2015)

Through the barricades: Many Nepali women migrant workers overcome seemingly insurmountable odds to make enough to start out on their own upon their return home, by Pratichya Dulal (kp 29/08/2015)

Marriage registration: Women must register in native district: Govt (kp 16/08/2015)

HIV infected and poverty ridden single women struggling hard to survive, by Barun Paneru (rep 13/08/2015)

Civil and Criminal Codes to rid Jari (kp 12/08/2015)

Post earthquake concerns: Women facing family issues (kp 09/08/2015)

The roti-beti bette noire: The Madhesi woman is arguably the most talked about individual in Nepali politics; According to men, she has the power to change Nepal’s demography all by herself, by Darshan Karki (kp 08/08/2015)

Earthquake victims: Single women left to fend for themselves, by Pratichya Dulal (kp 04/08/2015)

More Kaski women filing for divorce (ht 29/07/2015)

UNPF works for female quake victims (kp 26/07/2015)

Female refugees of Nepal’s earthquake: A new wave of outmigration of Nepali women desperate to earn cash to rebuild family homes, by Karma Gurung (nt 24/07/2015)

Women in disaster: Needs of quake affected female victims call for special attention (kp 17/07/2015)

Wrong conversation: The disaster retoric that emphasizes women's suffering takes away focus from the dynamic role women can play in rebuilding their communities, by Kristen Zipperer (rep 11/07/2015)

Fear the future: Drafters of the constitution have demonstrated myopia rather than long-term vision for gender equality, by Pramod Mishra (kp 09/07/2015)

Native aliens: The message is clear: Men own this country; Women had no place in Nepal in the past and they will have no place in Nepal in the future, by Anjali Subedi (rep 09/07/2015)

Women entering men’s work domain: Report (ht 06/07/2015)

Girl: talk period: More than 20% of girls miss school during their period finds a new study, by Anjana Rajbhandary (nt 03/07/2015)

Nepal’s post-quake should boost women: UN (kp 27/06/2015)

No easy way out: We cannot be ‘doing feminism’ without addressing questions of racism and heterosexism within the citizenship debate, by Kumud Rana (kp 26/06/2015)

CDC sub-panel settles citizenship issue, by Prakash Acharya (ht 17/06/2015) [The male Bahun overlords as based on their traditional Hindu thinking have decided that women will remain second or third class citizens under the new constitution, subordinate to male persons! This issue is symbolic for what can be expected from the consequences of the 16-point-agreement!!]

Single women struggling for survival in far-west region (ht 16/06/2015)

Service centre winning confidence of people (ht 16/06/2015)

Women living in tents learn to fend off sexual harassment (kp 01/06/2015)

Conspiracy of silence: It is high time we began questioning, debating, and discussing menstrual taboos more publicly, by Mona Shrestha Adhikari (kp 28/05/2015)

Demand for rehabilitation of Badi women (kp 07/04/2015)

Nepali Muslim women: Forgotten and discriminated, by Chunni Khatun (ht 03/04/2015)

Privileged freedom: Progressive families send girls abroad for education so they come back and readjust to traditional gender roles, by Anjana Rajbhandary (nt 27/03/2015)

Educated and unemployed: More women are pursuing education degrees, but it will be difficult to gainfully engage them in work, by Deepak Thapa (kp 26/03/2015)

Daughters as traitors: By doing away with the ‘or’ provision on citizenship, the state is seeking to institute gender bias as a national policy, by Anjita Parajuli (kp 17/03/2015)

Education And Women In Nepal, by Shree Prasad Devkota and Shiba Bagale (rn 15/03/2015)

Waiting for an epitaph: Today’s woman is freer than her mother or grandmother, but her freedom is still circumscribed, by Vishwendra Paswan and Shakun Sherchand (kp 13/03/2015)

‘Mainstream’ feminism, by Seira Tamang (kp 11/03/2015)

Time to go big: Imagine a society where women entrepreneurs export products to meet international demand, by Mona Shrestha Adhikari (kp 08/03/2015)

A woman’s lot in Nepal, by Jamie McGoldrick (ht 08/03/2015)

Three-fourths of the sky: Every day should be International Women’s Day (nt 06/03/2015)

Standing above the crowd, by Ayesha Shakya (nt 06/03/2015)

Being Nepali or becoming Nepali? Nepal has one of the most progressive laws on gay and lesbian rights, but still treats its women as second-class citizens, by Anjana Rajbhandary (nt 06/03/2015)

Living in fear: Women are taught to be fearful and shameful for things they have no say in, by Tsering Dolker (nt 6/03/2015)

All about the attitude: The Nepali government has already created workplace policies that should help women in the workplace; But unless the men who run organisations willingly implement them, working women will continue to be treated unfairly, by Chahana Sigdel (kp 14/02/2015)

Women facing dowry torture from in-laws (ht 13/02/2015)

A silent killer: Suicide among Nepali women aged 15-45 increased from 10 percent in 1998 to 16 percent in 2009; It is now leading cause of death among Nepali women of reproductive age, by Sabi Gurung (rep 07/02/2015)

Around 4,000 girls rescued every year (ht 03/02/2015)

Widowed early, young women come together to support each other, by Kalendra Sejuwal (rep 26/01/2015)

Women's Cooperatives A National Pride, by Thakur Singh Tharu (rn 23/01/2015)

Trafficking victims shunned by own family: Most of the victims said they were forced to take shelter at Maiti Nepal after their families turn their backs on them, by Mohan Budhair (kp 08/01/2015)

Businesses lift women out of poverty, by Thakur Singh Tharu (kp 04/01/2015)

The feminist mystique: It is important to reiterate, even after decades of global feminist activism, that feminism does not translate to a hatred of men, by Subecha Dahal (kp 04/01/2015)

Doubly alienated: Nepali women who work as domestic workers in the Middle East and return home with babies conceived through rape find it extremely difficult to reintegrate into society, by Ransubba Gurung (kp 03/01/2015)

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