Radha’s Experience on Dignified Menstruation and Menstrual Health Management (MHM) and Rghts

Radha’s Experience on Dignified Menstruation and Menstrual Health Management (MHM) and Rghts

by Radha Paudel
·         2013 onwards, Key Informant for Global researchers, film makers on MHM and Rights 
restrictions, policies, barriers/challenges and activism
·         2013 onwards, spoke with international media for documentary/films, newspapers, radio etc. such as  Guardian, Discovery, Home Bird, Germany, BNN Netherland, South Korea, Canada, Vergina Loaf Netherland etc.
·         2017, Member for Policy on MHM, Ministry of Water Supply and Sanitation
·         2017, Ministry of Water Supply and Sanitation/WSSCC, Master Training on MHM
·         2017, Ministry of Water Supply and Sanitation/WSSCC
Presented two papers; cross-section of practices and policies on menstrual restriction and Chhaupadi in Nepal (single) and Institutional Mapping of MHM in Nepal (Joint)
·         2017, Swiss Development Cooperation/WASH Consortium
Took the lead role for assessment of MHM activities in WASH consortium (HELVITAS, SWISS Redcross, Terre des Hommes
Took lead role for design and all for organizing regional MHM workshop, Dang
·         2016, Completion of book, entitled, BLOOD: PRIDE NOT STIGMA (Yet to publish)
·         2016, The Radha Paudel Foundation, sensing menstrual practices and  restrictions in Parsa
·         2016, Panelist, Speaker in 14 different forums in USA
Urgency and Importance of MHM in Nepal at RHSC 17th global conference, PATH, WIN, University of Florida, Sanat Fe College etc. at Seattle, LA, Texas, Florida
·         2016, Columbia University&UNICEF, USA, 5th Annual Virtual Conference on Menstrual Health Management
·         2016, Thames International College, Kathmandu, Nepal, MHM and role of youths at Thames International College, Kathmandu
·         2016, Martin Chautari/Karnali 2020, Kathmandu, Speaker on Menstrual Restriction and Human right, peace building and development, March 2016
·         2016, Sarbodaya Nepal/Italian Foundation, Took the lead role to facilitate the training on Menstrual Rights, gender, inclusion and Anti Chhaupadi Campaign
·         2016, Her Turns, Guest Lecture on Menstrual Health and Challenges in Nepal, Oxford University, UK: Women and Children in Rural Nepal, March 2015
·        2015, Oxford University, Humanitarian Center, Cambridge University, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, UK, Urgency and importance of MHM in Nepal
·         2015, Essex University, UK, Premier Show of documentary and discussion on Menstrual Restriction in Nepal
·         2014, BEE Group/Italian Foundation Nepal: Gender Based Violence and women empowerment
·         2014, University of Florida, USA: Rural Women’s Life in Nepal
·         2014, BEE Group/ Italian Foundation Nepal: Gender Based Violence and women empowerment
·         2014, PACE Nepal,Role of political leaders, media, community leaders and youths in peace building and human rights
·         2013, PACE Nepal,Role of political leaders, media, community leaders and youths in peace building and human rights
·         2013, Action Works Nepal, Conducted a study among adolescent girls in Jumla and Kalikot
·         2010, Action Works Nepal, the anti-chhaupadi campaign started again in Karnali
·         2009, took lead role to accomplish the death ritual of my mother along with Younger sister and brother
·         2006, CEDPA/USAID, the menstrual restriction is identified as key issues among adolescent girls through national girls’ congress and intervene by engaging boys, schools, faith healers etc.
·         2001-2004, SaferMotherhood Project/DFID, started the anti-Chhaupadi Campaign in Jumla
·       1998, Tribhuvan University, Nursing Campus, Maharajgunj, the title of Thesis was ‘Menstrual Hygiene among Newari Women in Gokarna, Kathmandu’
·         1991, Nursing Campus Pokhara, started to educate and abolish the menstrual restrictions at home and near by
·    1979, Mother and Neighborhood, know and learned about menstruation when I was 7 years, witnessed all procedures of Rishipanchami and abuses and restrictions among my sisters in shed. Determined to fight against it and broke the family law by ran away from house when I was at grade 10 or 14 years old.

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