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Nepal’s Burn Violence Survivors Await New Law
April 13, 2021

Nepal’s Burn Violence Survivors Await New Law

By Arun Budhathoki
While victims of acid attacks are supported by the Nepal government, oil burn survivors have nowhere to go.

Offline and Online, Protests Are Sweeping Across Asia
March 01, 2021

Offline and Online, Protests Are Sweeping Across Asia

By Bibbi Abruzzini and Jyotsna M. Singh
From Nepal to India, Thailand to Myanmar, people are taking to the streets – or social media – to demand change.
Nepali Women Find Their Freedom of Movement Under Threat
February 17, 2021

Nepali Women Find Their Freedom of Movement Under Threat

By Harsh Mahaseth and Chitij Karki
A controversial proposal to require women to get permission to travel abroad has reignited a debate on patriarchy in Nepal.

How COVID-19 Worsens Gender Inequality in Nepal
June 23, 2020

How COVID-19 Worsens Gender Inequality in Nepal

By Luna K.C.
The pandemic will worsen existing gaps in women's education, income, and employment prospects.

Why Does Nepal Still Have So Few Women Lawyers?
January 18, 2020

Why Does Nepal Still Have So Few Women Lawyers?

By Dikshya Koirala and Harsh Mahaseth
Over 50 years after Nepal’s first woman lawyer, entrenched gender norms continue to hold women back from the legal profession.

The Rape Case That Shook Nepal
December 06, 2018

The Rape Case That Shook Nepal

By Kamal Dev Bhattarai
Five months on, the justice for Nirmala campaign is still going strong – but still unheard by the government.

The World of a Bar Dancer in Nepal
November 08, 2018

The World of a Bar Dancer in Nepal

By Vishal Arora
In Kathmandu's dance bars, young women and teenage girls entertain male customers every night. Here is one of their stories.
#MeToo: Nepal’s Women Speak Up
October 31, 2018

#MeToo: Nepal’s Women Speak Up

By Kamal Dev Bhattarai
After taking India by storm, the #MeToo movement has come to Nepal. Can it bring change?

Nepal’s Deadly Chhaupadi Custom
January 30, 2018

Nepal’s Deadly Chhaupadi Custom

By Kamal Dev Bhattarai
A dangerous social practice in far western Nepal is causing reoccurring deaths.

Nepal's Child Brides
February 15, 2017

Nepal's Child Brides

By Girls Not Brides
One girl's story shines a light on a pervasive problem.

Meet Nepal’s Buddhist ‘Rock Star Nun’
February 02, 2017

Meet Nepal’s Buddhist ‘Rock Star Nun’

By Vishal Arora
One nun is breaking stereotypes about women and clergy alike.
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