Singling out any country as unsafe for women is unfair, says actor Rani Mukerji while also emphasizing that making women aware and "equipped" to deal with their challenges is key to their security.

Ceramic artist Sushila Singh shared some myths associated with art field.

Women entrepreneurs' meet on Nov 19-20

November 16, 2019 12:57 pm

KATHMANDU, Nov 16: The Federation of Woman Entrepreneurs' Associations of Nepal (FWEAN) is hosting a gathering of woman entrepreneurs from across the country in the capital on November 19 and 20. Issuing a press statement on Friday, the federation said that woman entrepreneurs from seven provinces, involved in small and cottage industries, will attend the event.

Bleeding is natural

November 9, 2019 02:52 am

A female colleague of mine came rushing over to me and said in a whisper, “you have the stain on your back.” I instinctively knew what stain she was talking about. I was having my period, and somehow despite being careful there are always those times when the “stain” shows off.

Covering head is a cultural trait in a number of places in Asia. In Nepal, it can be seen predominantly in Madhesh. It is said to be a symbol of respect. This symbol of respect, however, has to be carried only by the daughter-in-law of the house.

PRAGUE – Political crises, scandals, and dysfunction continue to dominate the global news agenda. Unsurprisingly, therefore, many people missed the United Kingdom’s announcement last month that it will spend £600 million ($779 million) to provide 20 million more women and girls in the developing world with access to family planning.

Women sun drying the husked rice paddy in Bhelukhel, Bhaktapur on Tuesday.

Two women filed a civil lawsuit against Hollywood actor James Franco on Thursday, accusing him of running a bogus film school where young women eager to advance their acting careers were duped into auditioning nude or shooting explicit sex scenes.

KATHMANDU, Aug 24: The Ministry of Women, Children and Senior Citizens has appealed all to organise various programs for a week marking the 13th national day against human trafficking and transportation.

DAILEKH, Aug 22: Women of Bhairabi Rural Municipality in Dailekh rescued a pregnant woman who was suffering from labor in the street. The women were able to take her to a maternity ward of a nearby health post just in time for delivery.

Even a country whose half of the population comprised of women is not able to show their full potential in their respective work field. This has resulted women not being able to contribute toward the development of the country in full potential.

Celebrating #Womenhumanitarians

August 19, 2019 01:00 am

In the aftermath of disasters, women’s specific humanitarian needs are often not adequately identified nor responded to. Women and other minorities face further marginalization during disasters

Pasa Puchah Guthi UK London (PPGUK London), the UK based Nepali association organized ‘Women in Nepali Society: Talk with Subina Shrestha’ at SOAS University of London. Shrestha is an award-winning filmmaker, journalist and the Harvard Nieman fellow.

My story of abuse

August 16, 2019 07:31 am

When I was in high school and college whenever I read or heard stories of abuse and domestic violence I used to blame the woman for having stayed in such a relationship and for allowing things to escalate to such a point. I believed no one could lay a finger on you unless you give that person the power to do so. I was young. And I was naïve.

POKHARA Aug 12: Women of Pokhara are receiving a three-day training to make sanitary pads. The training which started on Saturday is being jointly organized by Pokhara Chambers of Commerce and Industry and Pakheta Nepal, in association with BaBa Foundation and Expose Nepal.

BIRENDRANAGAR, Aug 9: Roop Kumari Bohara, 22, of Tripurasundari-1, Dolpa died on Wednesday due to delivery-related complications.

KATHMANDU, August 1: Although the law strictly prohibits polygamy, the practice of polygamy is common in the Karnali state. In most of the districts of Karnali state, the number of polygamous marriages has increased drammatically.

How I suffered violence

August 1, 2019 01:30 am

Women are still being character-assassinated. How many more suffering women does it take to change Nepali society’s mindset toward domestic abuse?

No means ‘no’

July 31, 2019 00:30 am

Dressing in a sexually appealing way is not an invitation for sex. If a woman agrees to allow a man to pay for her food or drinks, it does not mean that she owes him sex

Woman electrocuted

July 28, 2019 18:50 pm

SINDHUPALCHOWK, July 28: A woman was electrocuted in Dudhauli municipality-8 in the district on Sunday.

Women on top in democracies

July 28, 2019 02:00 am

In today’s world, men continue to hold disproportionate power. But, judging by the fast-growing number of women on the political stage, the days of male supremacy are numbered

Sexism syndrome

July 28, 2019 01:30 am

We don’t need macho men or bra-burning women to fight sexism. We need parents who teach us how sexism is holding back our society from leaping to the road of progress

RUKUM, July 17: In the last one year, 117 women and 37 men filed cases for divorce at the district court in Rukum (west). According to Judge Atmadev Joshi, the number is alarming. When couples are married at a young age, they are least likely to handle the married life smoothly, he said.

BAITADI, July 14: Manju Raikal of Raikal village of Purchudi Municipality in Baitadi was watering flowers in her small garden on Thursday evening.

KATHMANDU, July 11: Women home-based workers play significant role in production and processing of large cardamom, according to a World Bank study released on Wednesday.

The Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences on Monday invited 842 members from 59 countries to the Oscars organization and, for the first time, reached gender parity in its new class of inductees.

BEJHAD, June 27: Rampur municipality here has announced a policy of providing free education up to the Master's level to daughters to be born henceforth in the municipality.

JUMLA, June 25: Unlike in the past, Siddha Shahi of Hima Rural Municipality sleeps at her own home even during her menstruation these days. In fact, she has been making the people aware about the risks of forcing women to live in Chhaugoths (menstruation sheds) during their periods.

MAHENDRANAGAR, June 22: Province 1 and Province 5 have registered wins in the ongoing Fourth Prime Minister Cup Women’s Cricket Tournament in Kanchanpur on Friday.

DHADING, June 21: Though almost all Hindu temples in Nepal allow the entrance of all devotees regardless of their age or gender, there is a temple in Dhading where women are barred from entering.

When they said…

June 11, 2019 08:05 am

They said she should be beautiful and when she looked herself in mirror, she saw the power of a pretty face, long hair and alluring body.

AUSTRALIA, May 26: Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison revealed his new cabinet and the nation's new ambassadors to the United States and the United Nations on Sunday, international media reported.

During an informal summit in Romania, European Council President Donald Tusk promised to strive for geographic, demographic, political and gender balance among candidates for top jobs in the EU

KHOTANG, May 21: It has been 26 years since Dilsara Rai of Ainselukharka Rural Municipality-3 has been waiting for her husband to re-return home from Malaysia. Her husband Narbhakta went to the foreign land when their younger son Bishal was only three years old. Bishal is now 29 but he has not seen his father even once all these years.

BIRGUNJ, May 14: Two young women were found hanging in the villages of Chipharmai Rural Municipality,  Parsa district in the last two days.

NEPALGUNJ, May 12: The parents of Bhumisara Kunwar of Banke who died on Friday after poisoning herself on May 6, have accused her in-laws and husband of provoking her to commit suicide.

RUPANDEHI, May 10: A group of women encircled the Area Police Office (APO), Butwal, on Thursday, demanding stern action against a woman who allegedly killed her daughter-in-law for dowry.

JANAKPUR, May 10: It has come to light that a man who sprinkled petrol on his wife and set her on fire three weeks ago wanted to kill her to save his illicit relations with his sister-in-law.

KATHMANDU, May 9: A goal each from Nepal national women’s football team duo Sabitra Bhandari and Anita Basnet helped Sethu FC register its second straight win of the ongoing Cluster 2 of Hero’s Indian Women’s League on Wednesday.

SURKHET, May 9: A woman in Barahatal Rural Municipality of Surkhet has been accused of feeding feces to an elderly man recently following a dispute.

KATHMANDU, May 7: Women have come across an increasing spate of violence perpetrated by a male, said the National Women Commission. At a sample test of the programmes on women development implemented at Shuklaphanta municipality on Monday, NWC deputy secretary Meera Sherchan said the number of gender-based violence against women has increased due to social structure, values, and mindsets.

KATHMANDU, May 4: Annapurna Hotel of Durbarmarg felicitated the women volleyball players of the departmental team Armed Police Force (APF) Club in Kathmandu on Friday.

KATHMANDU, May 3: Nepal’s second women’s franchise cricket event Women Champions League is postponed for late September. The event will be held at Tribhuvan University Cricket Ground. The event will be held from 20 to 28 September.

KATHMANDU, May 2: While many events were organized on Wednesday to mark the May Day with formal discussions on labor rights, a group of women workers gathered at a function organized in a different way and submitted a five-point demand to the Ministry of Labor, Employment and Social Security.

KATHMANDU, April 28: An Usha Bhandari-inspired performance helped the departmental team Nepal Police Club start the Fifth KNP National Women’s Volleyball Tournament with a 3-1 win over New Diamond Academy in Lagankhel on Saturday.

Women trained to make sanitary pads

April 26, 2019 02:30 am

BAJURA, April 26: Only women know how difficult periods become due to the added burden from society. Still, a large number of girls and women in our country are banished from their homes during menstruation.

LAHAN, April 25: Locals of Lahan were on cloud nine when the government announced the local elections after a hiatus of two decades in 2017.

KAPILVASTU, April 21: Departmental team Tribhuvan Army Club defeated Armed Police Force (APF) Club 3-0 to maintain unbeaten streak during the Eighth National Games in a match played at Buddha Stadium in Kapilvastu on Saturday.

RUKUM, April 10: Parbati Khadka of Western Rukum got married at the age of 14. That quite excited her for a few days. “I felt that marriage is a good thing.

KATHMANDU, April 4: The fifth KNP National Women’s Volleyball tournament has signed a sponsorship deal with the Regal Ink for the upcoming edition.