Mitini is a self-sustainable project launched on March 2015 by the non-profit organization MITRA Samaj. This project aims to work in the sector of Menstrual Hygiene Management inside and on the outskirts of Kathmandu valley. They provide services related to safe disposable of sanitary pads in various complexes, corporate organizations, malls, theaters and restaurants across the valley. The revenue generated from these services is used create pad banks and spread awareness about menstrual hygiene among adolescent girls.
In our traditionally male-dominated society, women are expected to cook, do household work, and raise children. Men tell their wives what to do. Women are supposed to be shy, submissive, organized, and clean while men are expected to be tough, aggressive, dominant, lazy, and messy.
KATHMANDU, March 26: Breaking the Bracket, a writing program, has invited young and emerging writers from Nepal to be a part of the year-long writing course. The program focuses on building a community of writers who are interested in creating feminist writing that will inspire the next generation of feminists.
The vulnerability of Nepali migrant workers as well as the stories of their exploitation and struggles have turned many novels into bestsellers, helped songs become popular hits and even inspired photo books and exhibitions. It’s a narrative that we Nepalis find ‘oh- so- captivating’. At least, that’s what human rights lawyer Barun Ghimire thinks.
When we get physically hurt, the wounds on our body reflect our condition and pain. The pain that we face receives instant care and sympathy from our friends and close ones. We neither are shy talking about the wound nor are we scared sharing about the pain, the discomfort we are facing, with the people. But when things regarding mental discomfort or illness come up, everyone gets silent. It immediately turns into a matter of secrecy. But why is it so? Why is mental discomfort always hidden? What makes it so hard for us to talk about mental illness? Why is mental health so stigmatized in our society?
Shailendra Raj Giri is a known figure in the Nepali job market. He is the managing director of meroJob.com and has been in HR business for the last 15 years. He was appointed as the managing director of meroJob.com in 2002. meroJob.com is a leading career management site in Nepal.
In conversation with Republica’s Prasansha Rimal he talks about the challenges of working in HR business and situation of online business in Nepal.
Jagannath Lamichhane was 10 when he began having suicidal thoughts. “I couldn’t tell my parents that I was having suicidal thoughts or that I got scared for no reason,” he says. “Instead, I casually told them I had a headache or that my eyes hurt.”
You can hear her smile when she answers the phone. What you can also hear is her son, somewhere in the background, demanding she stop talking on the phone and pay attention to him. At 31, Mannsi is expert at juggling work and her responsibilities of being a mother. And work isn’t just one thing.
ARGHAKHANCHI, Nov 23: At the time when the government is preparing to amend the constitution to separate the Tarai districts with the hilly districts of the Province No 5, people of the province have warned of a stern protest against the government’s action.
LALITPUR, Sept 6: A 13 year old girl with gleaming eyes and cheerful face does not have any interest in studying any private school at a time when middle and upper class people are bluntly interested in enrolling their wards in the expensive private schools.
KATHMANDU, Aug 3: Athletes Hari Prasad Rimal and Saraswati Bhattarai, representing Nepal in the Rio Olympics beginning from Friday, have expressed satisfaction with their training and have set sight on breaking national records at the global sports meet.
ILAM, July 5: Gone are the days when only Brahmins could read Sanskrit, only Janajatis could pursue Buddhist education and those from Kirant communities could go through the holy book of Kirant. Unlike in the past, anyone regardless of caste, creed, religion, sex and community can now read those holy books in order to gain knowledge. Toribari, situated at Barbote VDC ward number one in Ilam district, illustrates the paradigm shift.