Category: Menstrual Restriction

The Proposed Activities for Focusing on May 28, 2017

by Radha Paudel

 First my sincere apology for not able to participate in meeting as well as not responding earlier. My life is running with activism on menstrual rights 24/7 so I determined to write back to you all even late. However, I believed that we are not much delay. Today is May 7 means we have enough […]

The Dark Side of My Peace Journey

by Radha Paudel

Due to my personal background, I do not have anything in public till mid 2012 though I am working socially since childhood. I engaged fund raising program since primary school through Junior Red Cross Circle. Since 1994, I voluntarily taught the children of sweepers and doctors at Bharatpur hospital. I also started to work in […]

Poem on menstruation

by Radha Paudel

रातो छ सुर्यको राको,पुच्छौ सम्झिएर भगवान ।रातै छ मेरो महिनाबारी रगत,गर्छौ कसरी हेला, हुन प्रकिर्ती समान ।+++++++++++++++रातो अबिर होस् वा कुनै रातो रङ,शुभ भन्छौ, गर्छौ प्रयोग सर्बत्र,महिनाबारी हुँदाको मेरो रातो रगत,हुन्छ कसरी अशुद्द, पार्छौ अल्पत्र ।+++++++++++++++++++महिनाबारिको रगत छ र त, संसार छ,तेही रगत भित्र तिमी हासी राछौ,सिर्स्ती बिधातालाई गरेर छि छि र दुर दुर,तिमी कसरी […]

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 […]

Myths, Rumours, Misconceptions around Menstruation

by Radha Paudel

I have been working around menstrual hygiene and rights since childhood. I have very long and interesting stories on how and why I engaged. I have identified various forms of restrictions,myths, misconceptions though like to share here. Hope you  will like this.  1.       The menstrual blood was mixed in the Bhang (The special food of […]

#MHM practices in Nepal, a Technical review

by Radha Paudel

Comments on Review of all Technical Papers[1] 1.    It is my great pleasure and privilege to work as Coordinator for Technical review committee. I would like to extend my sincere thanks and gratitude to Ministry of Water and Sanitation as well as WSSCC, National Chapter for trusting and of course my team members; Priya, Kalawati, […]

Cross-Section of Menstrual Polices and Practices in Nepal, Ministry of Water Supply and Sanitation

by Radha Paudel

This Presentation was prepared for National Consultative Workshop on MHM (Menstrual Health Management) in Nepal organized by Ministry of Water Supply and Sanitation, February 9-10, 2017 at Training Institute of Water Supply and Sanitation, Nagarkot. I was in Bangkok for N-Peace Award so I supposed to deliver by online but no signal appeared from Nepal […]

Blood: Pride Not Stigma

by Radha Paudel

Here, I am sharing the contents of my book entitled blood: Pride NOT stigma.  Chapter One: Violation of Menstrual Code. 1 Chapter Two: No More Pain, Pride and Power. 16 Chapter Three:  Shaked, and shocked Again. 22 Chapter Four: Menstrual Restrictions in various places and communities. 29 . Chapter Five: Chhaupadi is practicing globally not […]