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Pramod Bhattarai

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Role of civil society during the pandemic

Published On: July 16, 2020 12:50 PM NPT By: Pramod Bhattarai

We have to make the role of civil society more relevant. Civil society must act as torchbearers to deal with this global pandemic

Open the data

Published On: March 5, 2019 03:49 AM NPT By: Pramod Bhattarai

Local governments need to improve service-wide data and information production and archiving systems.

Ensure implementation

Published On: August 21, 2018 12:30 AM NPT By: Pramod Bhattarai

Right to Information Act provides an opportunity for federal Nepal to hold all three tiers of governments accountable

Right to know

Published On: August 5, 2018 12:15 AM NPT By: Pramod Bhattarai

Hiding information is violation of citizen’s right to information and a major stumbling block to strengthening democracy

Clear conscience wards off social evils

Published On: July 11, 2017 08:56 AM NPT By: Pramod Bhattarai

One of the major social problems in Nepal is domestic violence. The main reasons for domestic violence are the use of alcohol and drugs. Intoxicants as such distort our feelings, conscience and activities. They make our nerves weaker, resulting in diseases like high blood pressure and tuberculosis. Substance abuse also results in family conflict and animosity among friends. To prevent this, guardians should be psychologically attentive towards their kids from an early age.

Gender, Economic Activity & Equality

Published On: June 17, 2017 11:53 AM NPT By: Pramod Bhattarai

The relationship between economic empowerment, often discussed in relation to employment and income, and gender equality is not straightforward. Increased access to employment and income for women does not readily translate into an improved status or bargaining power for women. Although involvement in economic activity is a necessary condition for the attainment of gender equality in the economic sphere, it is in itself not sufficient, partly because not all economic activity is empowering and additional measures are required to promote gender equality in other areas.

Sustainable Tourism Challenges

Published On: June 10, 2017 07:47 AM NPT By: Pramod Bhattarai

In 2017, the theme is "Cultural Heritage & Sustainable Tourism", chosen in relation to the United Nations International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development and in the context of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the Sustainable Development Goals.