ACHHAM, July 13: Most of the female relatives of the girls and women who lost their lives in Chhaupadi sheds are still supporting the malpractice. Despite losing relatives to confinement in animal sheds during menstruation, female family members of the deceased are giving continuity to the tradition by sleeping isolated in sheds during menstruation, it has been found.
ACHHAM, June 16: Shova Devi Kadayat of Sodhsha village in Achham district was living a happy life until a few years ago. The mother of five and her husband used to work hand-in-hand for the bright future of their children. Even though life was not lavish, managing a decent living was not a huge challenge. Five years ago, everything changed. She lost her husband to excessive consumption of liquor. The entire financial burden of her family befell on her. The children’s smooth schooling came to a halt with her eldest boy leaving for India for employment.
ACHHAM, April 13: Not all people within the same country celebrate New Year the same way. People in the Far-Western Region celebrate New Year in a unique way . Locals here celebrate the occasion by beating each other with the green stem of a stinging nettle. This practice is known as Bisu Tihar.
ACHHAM, April 4: In order to end the traditional ill practice of Chhaupadi, women in Nandegada, Mellekh-7 of Achham have started demolishing the menstrual huts where they were compelled to stay during their periods.
ACHHAM, Feb 15: Mallekh Rural Municipality has given a seven-day ultimatum to the permanent teachers, instructing them to present themselves in front of the rural municipality office after they were found deceiving the government by sub-contracting stand-in teachers as proxies.
ACHHAM, Feb 10: Parwati Pariyar of Accham has known struggles since a very young age. Married at a young age, her husband left her soon after marriage. Not only that, he left her infected with HIV/AIDS.
ACHHAM, Jan 5: A former bonded laborer, Janak Aaughi of Hattikot, Mallekh-8 of Achham district finally has a home to call his own. The government grant to construct homes, although it came late, has proved a huge respite for a former Haliya (indentured ploughman) like him.
ACCHAM, Jan 2: A former bonded laborer, Janak Aaughi of Hattikot, Mallekh-8 of Accham district finally has a home to call his own. The government grant to construct homes, although it came late, has proved a huge respite for a former Haliya (indentured ploughman) like him.
ACHHAM, Jan 1: The minimum age for marriage in Nepal is 20 for both men and women. The body of women below that age is not considered to be fully prepared to give birth to babies. However, in this part of the country, early marriage, which is also called child marriage is going on abated. Doctors claim that early motherhood coupled with lack of proper care and food has been forcing many women to live life with the prolapsed uterus.