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Discussing feminism in Nepali context
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Jul 4, 2017-
The US Embassy’s Book Bus, which is a part of the year-long Nepal Reads campaign, is hosting a panel discussion about feminism and women’s empowerment and the movement’s current trajectory in Nepal at Thames International College, on July 6. The discussion will feature journalist Bhrikuti Rai, freelance researcher Anjam Singh, and poet and human rights activist Pranika Koyu, who will engage in conversation with Alina Saba, co-founder of Nepal Policy Centre. According to the organisers, the discussion will focus on interpretation of the notion of feminism and women’s empowerment in Nepal’s context.
“While the word “Feminism” is championed, debated and criticised, ‘Women’s Empowerment’ is universally acknowledged as a requisite to a modern Nepal. This discussion will explore the twin concepts of feminism and women’s empowerment, where they meet and where they diverge,” reads a statement issued by organisers.
The hour-long panel discussion will be followed by a question-and-answer session involving discussion with the audience. (PR)
Published: 04-07-2017 07:48