Category: Activism

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 […]