Category: Chhaupadi

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 […]

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 […]

महिनावारी हामी सबैको जिम्मेबारी Menstruation is Everyone’s Business

by Radha Paudel

It is mini handbook, included 67 questions related to menstruation, found in Nepal during a course of my work, study and experience. It could be useful to any kinds of scholars and activists around menstruation. I wanted to publish it as handbook so would help in building confidence to initiate dialogue around dignified menstruation. महिनाबारीको […]

Compatibility Assessment of School Textbook with Dignified Menstruation

by Radha Paudel

Background: The WASH consortium organized a regional workshop in Feb, 2017 at Tulshipur, Dang where the stakeholders across Nepal including activists, role models and government people gathered and declared a 15 points commitment for creating environment for dignified menstruation. Among them a commitment was develop a school curriculum from grade four to ten. Therefore, this […]

Dialogue on Dignified Menstruation at Dailekh

by Radha Paudel

Dialogue on Dignified Menstruation at Dailekh, 21-28, August 2017 where we lost two 14 years and 19 years girls due to #menstrualrestriction by snake bitesInteraction with #faithhealers Discussion with #Mother‘sgroupGroup work and discussion with #politicalleadersHome visit who are #rolemodelsDiscussion with #students from grade 7,8,9,10Singing and dancing during #teej2017Interface program with CSOsSpoke on dignified menstruation and #rishipanchamiLive speech over three FMs at Dailekh bazar Soraj Shahi,Cameraman […]

Historical Take: Chhaupadi Penalized, August 9, 2017

by Radha Paudel

It is historical and tremendous pleasure that Nepal criminalized the Chhaupadi by Legislature Parliament August 9, 2017 (Ref: I was in National Reconstruction Authority, Nepal Government for sharing my thoughts on dignified menstruation or why the menstruation is human right concern and role of engineers while doing reconstruction work over earthquake affected areas. I overwhelmed […]

Policy is Urgently required for redressing #Chhaupadi, #menstrualrestriction

by Radha Paudel

Round table Discussion at Annapurna Post July 21, 2017 Round Table Discussion at Annapurna Post, July 21, 2017Add caption National Human Right Commission at July 20, 2017 July 22, 2017Add caption Annapurna Post, July 22, 2017

Missing the link: Demolish and Re-building sheds for Menstruation

by Radha Paudel

   This photo from Achham, by Deuma Bhat New style of shed, at Achham, by Deuma Bhat Demolish of Menstrual Sheds: The term of Chhaupadi is started to occupy in development discourse specially in health along with the pilot projects on Safe Motherhood about two decades before. Unfortunately, it is only confined with childbirth, safe […]