Stories Tagged 'Menstruation'
Despite having the highest rates of deaths related to Chhaupadi, not a single police complaint has been filed in Achham and Dailekh districts, a new human rights report says.
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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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One more woman has died due to the ill practice of banishing women from home during menstruation in Nepal’s remote western district Doti on Wednesday.
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Periods have always been a painful and stressful experience for women. From worrying about it being a taboo subject to dealing with the various mental and physical changes, women in Nepal have had to deal with periods on their own.But that may soon become a thing of the past.
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Menstruation is a taboo. No one talks about it. Women do not openly purchase sanitary napkins. We pretend we don’t menstruate. We refrain from talking about our period at homes and at work places.
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Do you falter to ask for sanitary pad if the shopkeeper is a male? And do you ask him to wrap it in a newspaper? Most of us in Nepal do
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