Stories By 'SUBHASH NEPALI'
Caste and patriarchy come up time and again in discussions about Nepal. Yet, somehow both issues escape direct engagement as governance problems.
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The creation of new organisations of historically marginalised groups can lead to transformative change
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Bokre, which roughly translates to ‘bark’, is the childhood nickname that my neighbours gave me. I did not know why they nicknamed me bokre until I learned about the livelihood of my grandparents. My ancestors and, by tradition, my grandparents were leather-makers.
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Nepal’s policymaking has been taken up by the much narrated focus on economic prosperity, and its immediate development goal is to transform into a middle-income country.
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Any gender equality policy is an economic policy,” said a former finance secretary at an informal discussion with a group of policy analysts and advocates.
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To hear Dalit leaders reiterate the high-caste leaders’ arguments for retaining the status quo is beyond logic. Dalit leaders seem to have forgotten that the men
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