Stories Tagged 'Chhaupadi hut'
Despite being outlawed by the Supreme Court in 2005, Chhaupadi is still widely prevalent in the country. More than 70 percent of women in parts of mid-western districts still practise Chhaupadi, according to the 2014 Multiple Indicator Cluster Survey findings.
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On Tuesday, Amba Bohora was on the fourth day of her period. And as she had been forced to do countless times in the past, she was banished to a hut, because a longstanding custom in this region of Bajura considers menstruating women impure.
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The ward chairman of Turmakhand Rural Municipality-4 in Achham district tried to downplay the death of 18-year-old Parbati Budha due to snake bite while in menstrual exile or Chhaupadi.
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A teenage girl has died of snake bite in menstrual exile or Chhaupadi at Turmakhand Rural Municipality-4 in Achham district.
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Changing a long-held tradition requires a more comprehensive approach than legislation alone can ever provide
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