Category: Rural women

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 […]

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 […]

Radha-I am a citizen of Rape Accepted Country

by Radha Paudel

बलात्कार स्वीकारिएको देशको नागरिक म—राधा मैले बारम्बार सार्बजनिक रुपमा नै भन्दै आएको छु —आजका मितीमा यदि मलाई बलात्कार भयोभने मैले कम्तिमा पनि सयपटक आफूले आफैलाई सोध्नेछु उजुरी गरु कि नगरु  भनेर |तथापी मलाई कोहि कसैले अनिच्छित रुपमा जिस्काउन पनि पाउदैन; गलत द्रिस्तिकोनले हेर्नपनि पाउदैन अर्थात् हेर्योभने दुर्ब्ब्यबहर हुन्छ वा अपराध हो भन्ने थाहा भएको, यहि […]

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 […]

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:http://www.myrepublica.com/news/25343/). 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 […]

#teejsong2017, #teej, #menstruation, #respectparents

by Radha Paudel

घुम्दै फिर्दै, बर्सै दिनको तीज आयो, ८० बर्से बाउलाई भेट्ने दिन आयो । दिदि, भिनाजु छोराछोरी सबै भेला हुन्छौ, भाई बुहारी बा पेट मिची मिची नाच्छौ ।घुम्दै फिर्दै, बर्सै दिनको तीज आयो,गाउ घरका सङिहरु भेट्ने दिन आयो ।+++++++कोही सम्जन्छन् आमाको नाच, कोही मिठो अचार्,मैले सम्झिये गीत, दिदिले भाचिन कम्मर ।घुम्दै फिर्दै, बर्सै दिनको तीज आयो,घरै रमाइलो, टोलै रमाइलो, […]

#teejsong2017, #menstruation

by Radha Paudel

तीजको लहर आयोबरिलै,  तीजको लहरआयो बरिलै,  दाजु भाई, दिदीर बहिनी रमाउबरिलै । +++++++++++++++++ चहिदैन गहना, चहिदैन महँगा लुगा पनि, पञ्चमी पूजा लाउ, नभने है सबै मिली ।  तीजकोलहर आयो बरिलै,  तीजको लहर आयोबरिलै , दाजु भाई, दिदीर बहिनी रमाउबरिलै । +++++++ बिदेशबाट  आयोफोन,  बनैमाभाउजु बोल्छिन, मेसेन्जार्माफुर्किएर आमा नातिनीनचाउछिन् । प्रकिर्ती चिन्न बिज्ञानलेसगायो, अपठ्यरो जिबन सजिलोबनायो […]