Stories By 'Anjita Parajuli'
Despite many progressive laws for women in the new constitution, the provision of citizenship is unequal and fails to protect a woman’s natural and inalienable right to her child in conferring nationality to her/him autonomously and unconditionally;
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As the 65 year old orthopaedic surgeon, Dr Govinda KC is risking his failing health to resume a fast-unto-death in the demand for regulation of the medical education and health care system in Nepal, his five year protest has gathered momentum, with a large section of medical professionals and the civil society joining the movement.
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At 26 years of age, Bimala from a remote village in Western Nepal gives birth to her sixth child and falls unconscious when she learns that the child is, yet again, a girl. Her husband cries in a corner silently.
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Nepal is on the verge of making history with the first local election in 20 years that is taking place today. As many as 19,332 women are taking part in the polls being held under the federal set-up, and 5,196 among them are assured posts as per the Local Level Election Act 2017,
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Violence against women is one of the most pervasive, yet least recognised, human rights abuses in the world.
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I met Ashmita Tharu in her village during one of my visits to Bardia to make a documentary on how the lives of former Kamalaris, or child slaves, had changed after gaining their freedom.
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