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Sakun Gajurel

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Remembering Nepal Earthquakes while living through Covid-19 crisis in Italy

Published On: May 14, 2020 02:15 PM NPT By: Sakun Gajurel

Two weeks have passed since 25 April: the date that has stayed in Nepalis’ memory as one of the darkest days in our history. These past couple of weeks, I cannot help but be emotional thinking back to what we suffered five years ago. The unexpected earthquakes stuck Nepal killing over 9,000 people, destroying over $4 billion dollars’ worth in infrastructure, turning our proud heritage into rubbles and crippling the country in more ways than we can imagine. In that desperate time, as the numbers of dead continued to rise and the aftershocks terrorized us for weeks, we suffered as one nation. The pain was the same. And so was the hope.

Ending the stigma of menstruation

Published On: December 16, 2019 08:51 AM NPT By: Sakun Gajurel

Globally, International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women is celebrated every year on 25 November. On this occasion, the United Nations launched sixteen days of activism to advocate for gender equality and elimination of all forms of violence against women and girls.  Statistically, Nepal falls at the bottom on gender equality index and more than one in five women have experienced some form (physical, mental, sexual) of violence in their lifetime.

Reimagining SEE

Published On: March 27, 2018 01:00 AM NPT By: Sakun Gajurel

Exams like SEE should be meant for graduating and sending-off our young ones to explore their future rather than finding a reason to hold them back

Need for paradigm shift

Published On: March 8, 2018 12:51 AM NPT By: Sakun Gajurel

International Women’s Day is being celebrated today throughout the country through various initiatives by the government, international development agencies, universities, schools and civil society organizations.