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.

KATHMANDU: A 22-year-old female died in a quarantine facility at Puchaudi Municipality-4 in Baitadi district, the local administration confirmed.

KATHMANDU, May 10: The Federation of Women Entrepreneurs' Association of Nepal (FWEAN) has urged the government to waive the interest of the capital women entrepreneurs have burrowed to start their businesses as they are forced to incur a huge loss due to the nationwide lockdown enforced by the government to contain the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19).

KATHMANDU, April 29: As the COVID-19 pandemic rages on, the number of women unable to access family planning, facing unintended pregnancies, gender-based violence, and other harmful practices could skyrocket by millions of cases in the months ahead, according to data released by the UNFPA, the United Nations sexual and reproductive health agency recently.

How women suffer during a pandemic

April 18, 2020 13:46 pm

The COVID-19 pandemic has not only affected the global health care system but has taken the lives of thousands of people. At this time of crisis, women and girls are highly affected. United Nations Secretary-General, Antonio Guterres has time and again emphasized that women and girls are the most vulnerable at times of pandemic and they face the highest risk of suffering and devastating loss in times of such health crisis. Pregnant, expecting mothers and the ones who have recently undergone postpartum struggle to get access to basic health care during the COVID-19 pandemic as per the UN Population Fund (UNFPA). World's already overburdened health care system has started to leave behind this group of women who need regular health check-ups for their and their children’s wellbeing.

Life hacks for women

March 15, 2020 09:00 am

Life hacks for women

Publication Nepalaya starts 2020 with a new set of leadership. Both the executive positions linked to editorial and management is now to be headed by a capable women team. According to a press statement issued by Nepalaya management will be headed by Saijan Maskey and Editorial will be led by Bhushita Vasistha

DADELDHURA, Jan 11: Though Nepal has got elected local representatives across the country, those representing women and marginalized groups in some parts haven't been able to exercise their rights. The representatives of women and marginalized groups in Dadeldhura are the perfect example of this.

Never ending women’s water woes

January 3, 2020 19:09 pm

Though drinking water pipelines have reached most of the households of Chyamasingh, Bhaktapur, women still have to struggle to fetch water from public tap.  They don’t have any option but to wait for hours for their turn to fill their vessels at public taps.

Reese Witherspoon remembered when she met with several film production studios in 2011 to ask them how many movies were being developed for women.

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