Author: Radha Paudel

In Nepal, Tradition Is Killing Women

by Radha Paudel

Radha Paudel is a menstrual rights activist and the founder of Actions Works Nepal, a nonprofit organization focused on women’s rights. She says the law is failing women not only because it’s not being implemented—like myriad other laws and policies in Nepal—but also because it fails to define the concept of chhaupadi properly. She says […]

Radha was Afro-Asiatisches Institut Salzburg, Austria

by Radha Paudel

Radha Paudel delivered a lecture at Afro-Asiatisches Institut Salzburg, in April 12, 2018. She primarily discussed about monthly exile in Nepal and its dimensions: i) Purity Vs, Impurity, ii) Visible Vs Invisible, iii) Private Vs Public iv) its connection with Peace, Human Right, Empowerment and SDGs and v) Dignified Menstruation The Chhaupadi movie also screened […]

Waltraud Hubinger’s Master’s Thesis is ‘Khalangama Hamala’

by Radha Paudel

She is Waltraud Hubinger, she  a Senior Student finalizing my master´s degree in “languages and culture of South Asia”. During these studies, she has  Hindi and Nepali emphasizing the later. To prepare her master´s  thesis she has translated Khalangama Hamala completely from Nepali into German language. By analyzing the written text, she tried to reconstruct […]

Radha’s talk at Afro-Asiatisches Institut Salzburg, Austria

by Radha Paudel Referentin: Radha Paudel, Menschenrechtsaktivistin und Autorin  aus Nepal Radha Paudel engagiert sich für benachteiligte Gruppen in ländlichen Regionen Nepals. Sie bricht mit dem Tabu der Menstruation, das Frauen jeden Monat ins Exil zwingt und eine Gefahr für Leib und Leben bedeutet. Mit unermüdlicher Aufklärungsarbeit in Schulen und Gemeinden überwindet sie schädliche kulturelle Praktiken und gibt […]

Menstrual Restriction Practice and its impact on Peace, Human Right, Empowerment and SDGs in Nepal CEDAW committee Pre-session shared with IWRAW

by Radha Paudel

  Menstrual Restriction Practice and its impact on Peace, Human Right, Empowerment and SDGs in Nepal                                                                 Prepared by Radha Paudel Foundation Prevalence of the Problem: Almost Nepalese families are following more than 40 types restrictions during period regardless of caste, class, education, region, region where menstrual blood, menstrual girls/women and their belongings are considered […]

Miteri: What it means to me -Trina Bhattarai

by Radha Paudel

The philosophy of Miteri emphasizes on living together harmoniously and mindfully. Radha Paudel, activist and author, pieced the philosophy together after surviving the trauma of Jumla attack in 2001 and while volunteering in the region afterwards. According to her, “Miteri is an ancient indigenous practice across Nepal regardless of caste, class, region, religion where mutual […]

Norvic Hospital’s mis surgery: right knee instead of left

by Radha Paudel

नर्भिकले निम्त्याएको निस्पटता तिनग्टिंग……. तिनटिंग …….  आबाज आयो  बाहिर  थिए,  दौडिएर   भित्र गए ।   मलाई फोन मिस गर्न मन थिएन तर जे लुगा लगाएको थिए त्यसमा गोजी थिएन ।  त्यसैले फोन घरभित्र र बाहिर  जताबाट पनि सुनिने र् टिप्न मिल्ने गरी झ्यालमा राखेको थिए ।   घरमा ८१ बर्षको  बा भित्र पल्टिरहनु भएको […]

Women’s representation in Politics in Nepal

by Radha Paudel

Women lose election NOT ONLY patriarchal mindset of political parties BUT ALSO women heavily occupied by patriarchal mindset (here we shouldn’t generalize the word of patriarchy as west. The gravity and magnitude of impact in Nepal is huge and complex too). Today, we have to speak very frankly and honestly about any issues no matter […]

Appeal for Nursing Protest 2018

by Radha Paudel

नर्स साथीहरुलाई मेरो अनुरोध १ आन्दोलनको सातौ दिन बार्ता टोलि गठन गर्ने संकेत देखियो जुन आँफैमा स्वागतयोग्य छ । तर देशै भरी जागेको आन्दोलन भने बार्ताको नाममा रोकिनु हुन्न । पूर्व योजानानुसार झन सशक्त बनाउदै लग्नु पर्छ ।२ ११ बुदाले आज सम्मको शोषनका सबै पक्ष अझै समेट्न सकेको छैन । हरेक बुदाले आ -आफ्नै द्रिस्टन्त […]