#menstrualrestriction #SDGs, #Constituion2015, #Newaricommunity, #lalitpur

#menstrualrestriction #SDGs, #Constituion2015, #Newaricommunity, #lalitpur

by Radha Paudel
A day interaction program organised with the Newari women leaders from Lalitpur municipality. Discussed gender, gender based violence, menstrual practices and linkages with SDGs and Constitution 2015. They also discussed on roles and responsibilities on it.
Among Newari community the following restrictions observed at Lalitpur;

  1. Not allowed to enter in Kitchen 
  2. Not allow to enter to worship room or temple and perform of  any forms of puja or rituals 
  3. Not allow to touch the trees of vegetables, fruits 
  4. Used clothes as well as sanitary pads available at market
They are following these by considering the part of religion. They often don’t like to touch by hear even though their husbands said no more restriction.
They are belong with low economic class and literate with primary school though they have broad level of understanding and confidence.
Over 70 years woman also joined in interaction

Participants of the interaction program
Linking with the role of men and boys in abolishing of menstrual restrictions
Participants of the program 
Participants of the program 
Radha explaining the physiology of the menstruation 

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