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Aastha Pokharel

The author is B.A.LL.B student at Kathmandu School of Law.

Beyond Quotas for Women's Political Empowerment

Published On: May 22, 2024 08:50 AM NPT By: Aastha Pokharel

Politics has historically been a male-dominated space. Men hold the majority of power in the political sphere globally due to entrenched patriarchal norms that prioritize male leadership and decision-making. Historical traditions and cultural beliefs often position men as natural leaders. Institutional structures and political systems have been designed and perpetuated by men. This systemic male dominance is maintained through the ongoing support and reinforcement of these established norms and structures.

'Victim blaming'- Nepali society's response to sexual violence

Published On: April 14, 2024 09:00 AM NPT By: Aastha Pokharel

Multiple studies show that in most sexual assaults, the attacker is someone known and trusted by the victim.

Festive Food for Thought: Tackling Food Waste in Nepal

Published On: October 29, 2023 12:00 PM NPT By: Aastha Pokharel

Food waste during festivals deepens the divide between the rich and the poor by highlighting disparities in resource access. While some indulge in lavish feasts, others struggle with hunger and scarcity. Many celebrate these festivals with an empty stomach.