KATHMANDU, Feb 24: A woman, who was arrested for stealing a baby from the Maternity & Women’s Hospital in Thapathali, has been admitted to the hospital.

KATHMANDU, Feb 24: Police have arrested the woman involved in the theft of a baby from Paropakar Maternity Hospital. The arrested woman has been identified as Mankumari Singh from Dailekh.

Decoding Women’s Desires

February 5, 2024 09:00 am

In Simone de Beauvoir's contemplation of womanhood, she challenges us to surpass mere biological definitions and resist reducing women to clichés like "the eternal feminine." Acknowledging the existence of women, she compels us to grapple with the question: What is a woman?

Women personalities honored

January 16, 2024 18:30 pm

KATHMANDU, Jan 16: Kamala Karki Memorial Academy has honored women from different fronts of the society for their contributions to their respective areas.

JSP honors its women MPs

October 1, 2023 08:50 am

KATHMANDU, Oct 1: Janata Samajwadi Party (JSP) Nepal has honored its women MPs of the House of Representatives and of the Provincial Assembly.

KATHMANDU, Sept 30: Women working in the tourism sector have said that only sustainable and responsible tourism can help the development of the country. They were speaking at a program organized on the occasion of the 5th foundation day of the Tourism Sisterhood Association, a joint organization of women working in the tourism sector.

KATHMANDU, Sept 18: The festival of ‘Teej,’ a big festival observed by Nepali Hindu women, is being celebrated in a grand manner, wishing for prosperous life and perpetual luck throughout the country today.

Festivals are synonymous with rejuvenation, closeness, and togetherness. However, the true essence of these celebrations can often be compromised, rendering them less enjoyable for certain groups, particularly those with disabilities.

RUKUM (WEST), Sept 7: Two women including a new mother died from snakebite in Rukum West district. The 22-year-old new mother Binita Oli Bista of Chaurjahari municipality-13 and Gangi Pun, 61, of Sanibheri Rural Municipality-1 died from snakebite.

POKHARA, Aug 20 (RSS): It has been a year since a 23-year-old woman of Pokhara Sub-metropolitan City-25 got married. The woman, who is now pursuing her MA, is planning her pregnancy only after completing her studies. But she fears that using contraceptives may lead to “infertility”. “I am afraid that sometimes friends would say that using temporary means of family planning before a baby is born will make it difficult to conceive. I heard that contraceptives may lead to infertility,” she said.

KATHMANDU, Aug 15: A workshop that aims at enhancing policy makers’ capacity in integrating gender considerations into trade and trade-related policies has kicked off in Lalitpur on Monday.

KAPILVASTU, July 21: Land ownership in the name of women in Kapilvastu is increasing due to the provision of exemption in registration. Until a few years ago, the number of women owning land was negligible.

KATHMANDU, July 3: The Election Commission (EC) has decided to make a legal provision that binds the parties to field at least 33 percent women candidates for direct elections.

Every year on March 8, International Women’s Day is observed to appreciate the social, economic, cultural, and political achievements of women. The day is celebrated advocating for gender equality and exterminating any biases persisting in a societal form. Also, this year, International Women’s Day was commemorated with the shared participation of the majority of countries of the world acknowledging women’s contribution in making this world a better place to live.

Electing a Woman Vice President

March 12, 2023 08:25 am

The race for the vice-presidency in Nepal seems to be more intense and competitive than that for the presidency, which already has a clear winner in Ram Chandra Paudel of the Nepali Congress.

KABUL, March 7: Male students trickled back to their classes Monday after Afghan universities reopened following a winter break but women remain barred by Taliban authorities.The university ban is one of several restrictions imposed on women since the Taliban stormed back to power in August 2021 and has sparked global outrage -- including across the Muslim world.

KATHMANDU, Dec 10: “My husband used to beat me often under the influence of my mother-in-law and sister-in-law. I suffered severe injuries to my stomach and I often used to bleed while urinating,” Neha Chaudhary recounts her ordeal.

TRIVENI, Nov 18: All women officials and security personnel have been given responsibility to conduct the polls in a polling center in Nawalpur (Nawalparasi Bardaghat Susta Purba) in the elections to the House of Representatives (HoR) and provincial assembly scheduled to take place on November 20.

DANG, Nov 17: Women politicians are contesting the House of Representatives (HoR) and provincial assembly elections against the male ‘heavyweight’ politicians in Dang district.

KATHMANDU, Nov 7: The European Union in Nepal is collaborating with the authorities concerned to increase participation of women in football in Karnali Province.

RASUWA, Oct 17: Inflow of domestic and foreign tourists to Rasuwa for mountain trekking has gradually increased with the onset of the autumn season.

Women in drug trafficking

August 8, 2022 19:30 pm

TIKAPUR, August 8: In the eastern area of ​​Kailali, the involvement of women in drug trafficking has started to increase. According to the police, women are involved in drug trafficking from bringing the contraband from across the border in India to selling and distribution. It has been found that some women who went to the Indian border market Tikuniya to bring household goods are carrying drugs.

KATHMANDU, August 5: The District Land Revenue Office, Tanahun, has waived off more than Rs 28.8 million in the fiscal year 2021/22 as the land ownership certificate was registered in the name of women.

KATHMANDU, July 29: Politicians and other stakeholders concerned have called for reforms in the electoral system to ensure more participation of women lawmakers in the federal parliament.

SINDHUPALCHOWK, July 19: Deuralee Chamling, a woman in her 40s has been making her living through adventure. She is a trekking guide by profession and recently scaled Mt Everest. Being the first lady mountaineer to have summited the tallest mountain in the world from Rai community, she wants to explore more adventure fields. She has been in the river as an informal worker since 2012. Chamling wants to be able to earn while enjoying what she loves — nature. “Seeing that the rafting industry is welcoming to women, I decided to apply for a river guide license,” she says. “The opportunity is immense in rafting which is why I was attracted towards it.”

KAPILVASTU, May 16: Two women have been elected to the post of ward chairperson in two municipalities of Kapilvastu. Both have been re-elected for a second term.

Nepal got 7 women mayors, 276 women deputy mayors, 11 women chairpersons, and 424 women vice-chairpersons making a total of 718 in the top two positions in local bodies. On the other hand, this result also shows political parties' ability to retain patriarchal practices.

JALESHWOR, April 16: A woman was found dead in a forest at Manarasiswa Municipality-3 in Mahottari district on Friday night.

JHAPA, April 9: With the local level elections approaching, many women, who were elected as people's representatives in the previous election, have expressed their desire to contest for the higher positions. However, the costly election is proving them to be one of the main deterrents to run for the office.

RASUWA, March 19: The number of people buying land in the name of women has been gradually increasing due to the provision of exemption of revenue fee while acquiring land ownership.

KAPILVASTU, March 4: Lumbini Province Chief Amik Sherchan has stressed that women should undergo general military training for their defense.

Feb 16: Vaccinating pregnant women against the coronavirus may help prevent COVID-19 hospitalizations in infants after they are born, especially if the expecting mothers got the shots later in their pregnancy, U.S. researchers reported on Tuesday.

KATHMANDU, Jan 28: The statistics of the National Census 2021 report shows that the number of women migrating to foreign countries in the past decade has increased by 71 percent. The report indicates that the development of information and technology is a major factor behind it.

434 at risk of trafficking rescued

January 1, 2022 14:40 pm

RANJHA, Jan 1: A total of 434 women and girls vulnerable to trafficking were rescued from the Jamunaha checkpoint in Nepalgunj in the year 2021.

GANDAKI, Dec 18: Deputy-Speaker of Gandaki Province Assembly, Srijana Sharma has said that women should assert their constitutionally guaranteed rights.

KHOTANG, Dec 18: Nirmala Acharya 'Sunakhari', 21, and Yashoda Rijal, 20, of Nerpa in Rupakot Majhuwagadhi municipality, Sulochana Acharya, 19, of Diktel in the same municipality and Rejina Damai of Aiselukharka rural municipality have started the campaign on December 5.

KATHMANDU, Nov 11: The national census is starting from Thursday across the country. The census is conducted every 10 years. The Central Bureau of Statistics (CBS) has appealed to all to help by giving correct information to the enumerators. The bureau held a press conference on Wednesday and appealed to every citizen to participate in the census.

BAITADI, Nov 8: The CPN-UML has successfully concluded its local level convention in Baitadi district under the party’s 10th General Convention.

Making the country safe for women

March 10, 2021 07:00 am

Many times people who have been raped feel it was their fault and they end up feeling disgusted for something which was not their fault at all.

Nepal’s Constitution has some great provisions to advance women’s rights, particularly to support the significant increase in women’s representation and participation in all spheres of government.

KATHMANDU, Feb 11: A group of women activists on Thursday picketed the Department of Immigration protesting against the proposed regulation which requires women below 40 to take prior consent from their families and respective local bodies before traveling abroad.

Nepal’s sovereignty will be stronger if we empower our women and children and weaker if we disenfranchise the children of Nepali mothers. A nation that treats its citizens unequally is doomed from within.

What COVID is costing women

December 4, 2020 08:11 am

The gender dimension of the pandemic has received far less attention than its racial and socioeconomic aspects. Whenever we do shift our focus to the post-pandemic recovery, we must use that occasion to enact changes that will improve women’s lives.

Women are not here to meet and satisfy your personal and sexual wants. We are not here to be your sex apparatuses.

Where is the rage against injustice?

October 17, 2020 04:45 am

My question after reading Sangita Khadka’s “Yuddhaka Ti Din”: Why are the journalists, who were committed for progressive change and who sacrificed for the revolution, silent when the incumbent government is failing the people and the country?

We must all stand together to bring the perpetrators of acid attack to justice and to rehabilitate the victims back into the society.

An open letter to Ram Narayan Bidari

September 29, 2020 06:57 am

Instead of instilling the fear of the judicial system in sexual offenders, your comments have left scores of fellow citizens feeling enraged and unsettled.

Nepal’s divorce law is unfair to men

September 22, 2020 14:00 pm

There are cases where men are the real victims but yet they have to provide property if they want divorce. Women are always given the benefit of doubt.

NEW DELHI, Aug 19: Millions of women and girls globally have lost access to contraceptives and abortion services because of the coronavirus pandemic. Now the first widespread measure of the toll says India with its abrupt, months-long lockdown has been hit especially hard.

KATHMANDU, July 13: A national survey conducted by the Central Bureau of Statistics (CBS) showed that infant mortality and under-five mortality rate has significantly declined in Nepal in the last 5 years. However, the survey has shown dismal performance in health insurance coverage in Nepal.