Championing their cause

Published On: March 8, 2017 12:13 PM NPT By: Gail Marzetti/ Pukar Malla

In Surkhet, we recently met ‘Sita,’ a young woman running a successful printing business, one that she has established and grown, overcoming numerous obstacles in the process. She shared a story about going to sell a piece of her own land and transfer ownership, when a local official asked her for her husband’s approval and was clearly worried about what she might do with the money. He asked her if she drank alcohol. When she bought more land with the money, the man selling it to her was not submitted to a similar barrage of questions and doubt. Despite good laws for promoting women’s economic empowerment, implementing them and changing perceptions and behaviors remains a challenge.

Is women empowerment just women employment?

Published On: March 8, 2017 12:35 AM NPT By: Sambridhi Gyawali

If this day is to celebrate your and my achievements, then it does not need to be marked in the calendar

Bold action now

Published On: March 8, 2017 12:25 AM NPT By: Valerie Julliand

In Nepal, while women work as much as men, the gender wage gap is still in the bottom half of the world ranking

Working on gender

Published On: March 8, 2017 12:15 AM NPT By: Chhaya Vani Namchu and Menaka Hamal

We saw no representation of Himalayan women in history or literature, nor in the research and development sectors

Infographics: The world's most powerful women in...

Published On: March 8, 2017 12:05 AM NPT By: Republica

The world's most powerful women in...

Our energy future

Published On: March 7, 2017 12:35 AM NPT By: Bishal Thapa

To generate investment and fully realize her energy potential, Nepal must step outside its borders and set up shop in India

OBOR: Economic or strategic?

Published On: March 7, 2017 12:25 AM NPT By: Gaurav Bhattarai

Nepal could join OBOR for the strategic purpose of asserting her sovereign rights and for enacting her policy of equidistance

Laughing in the dark

Published On: March 7, 2017 12:15 AM NPT By: Nina Khrushcheva

When freedoms are threatened art becomes a critical line of defense. The United States is learning that lesson today

Infographics: 13 female Nobel laureates in literature

Published On: March 7, 2017 12:05 AM NPT By: Republica

13 female Nobel laureates in literature

What India should know

Published On: March 6, 2017 10:41 AM NPT By: Mahabir Paudyal

These are the times in Nepal when the debate is not whether local level election will take place on May 14, as planned, but whether Madheshi forces will allow it. Election atmosphere is building across the country. People have started to discuss leaders and parties they will vote for, even predict who will win most seats in the polls that are taking place after two decades.