Chhaugoth demolition drive gathers pace

December 21, 2020 12:05 pm

DOTI, Dec 21: The drive to demolish Chhaugoth – an outdoor shed where women or girls are kept during menstruation - has resumed to put an end to the deep-rooted social taboo in the Sudurpaschim Province.

BAITADI, Jan 27: The District Administration Office, Baitadi has said there is no chhaugoth in the district. Chhaugoth is a makeshift hut where menstruating women and new mothers are made to stay.

241 chhaugoths demolished in Dailekh

January 23, 2020 19:35 pm

DULLU, Jan 23: A total of 241 chhaugoths were demolished in different parts of Dailekh district. The government has launched chhaugoth demolition campaign in far western region in the country.

93 chhaugoths demolished in two days

January 8, 2020 15:10 pm

DAILEKH, Jan 8: The District Administration Office and District Police Office have demolished 93 chhaugoths at different local levels of the western part of the Dailekh district. Chhaugoth is a separate poorly ventilated hut where menstruating women are made to stay in for at least the first five to seven days.

KATHMANDU, Dec 29: It is going to be interesting to watch how the battle against Chhaupadi will unfold in the days to come because the government has decided to take the tough battle to the end this time. Apart from the arrest of a relative of a woman who died at a Chhaugoth (menstruation shed) two weeks ago, the government has announced that those who continue to practice it will be behind bars and will also be deprived of social security allowances and services.

DOTI, Dec 2: A woman died in course of observing the Chhaupadi (a cultural practice which banishes menstruating and new mothers from home) in Achham, the district in Sudur Paschim Province last night.

Jan 20: 6 things to know by 6 PM

January 20, 2019 18:00 pm

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BAJURA, Jan 20: Works have begun to collect data of chhaugoths (menstrual huts) at 69 wards of nine local levels in the district. The data collection is being carried out by police persons.

Jan 16: 6 things to know by 6 PM today

January 16, 2019 18:00 pm

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BAJURA, Jan 16: The District Police Office has launched a campaign to dismantle chhaugoth, a small hut designated for menstruating women and girls away from house.

Jan 9: 6 things to know by 6 PM today

January 9, 2019 18:00 pm

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BAJURA, Jan 9:  A mother and her two sons died after a fire destroyed a chhau shelter at Budinanda Municipality-9 in Bajura district on Tuesday night.

SURKHET, Aug 25: Seventy-seven percent adolescent girls in Karnali province still spend time in isolated huts locally known as Chhaugoth during menstruation.

JAJARKOT, April 22: Gita Khadka of Luhadaha of Junichande-4 in Jajarkot spends her first seven days in a shed far from her home during her monthly periods.