CAN Cannot Do This!

February 29, 2024 07:30 am

Nepal, like the other countries in South Asia, is notorious for pay disparity based on gender. In a comprehensive report published in 2019, the then Central Bureau of Statistics (now National Statistics Office) said the pay disparity between men and women in Nepal was around 30 percent.

Love, a ‘deadly trap’ for Dalits!

February 17, 2024 10:05 am

KATHMANDU, Feb 17: A 19-year-old girl from the so called ‘high caste family’ from Baglung Galkot fell in love with Prakash BK, a Dalit youth from a neighboring village. The story took place 15 years ago. Within a year, their love affair deepened. Protests started from the girl's family when they came to know about their inter-caste love affair.

How to combat internalized racism?

August 18, 2020 09:20 am

In today’s social climate, discussions on the topic of discrimination are becoming more and more common as we examine ourselves and the world we live in more closely. Discrimination between different groups of people is a popular focus, but oftentimes discrimination within marginalized groups is overlooked. Internalized racism is common in minority groups. It can manifest itself through conscious and unconscious acceptance of a racial hierarchy, believing your own race is less inferior or another race is superior. Internalized racism can lead to colorism, low self-esteem, and even self-hatred.

The world waits for no country

June 16, 2020 07:00 am

NEW YORK – The United States finds itself confronting several daunting challenges simultaneously. There is the COVID-19 pandemic, which has already claimed nearly 120,000 lives and shows little sign of abating in large swaths of the country. The economic impact has been devastating, with some 40 million currently out of work and the Federal Reserve projecting that many of them will remain unemployed for a prolonged period.

Society, People and Social Taboo

June 15, 2020 16:47 pm

Are we God? Are we a super human being having a supernatural power? Or Are we educated fools?

Cycle of discrimination

March 18, 2020 10:22 am

A year before Parasite, an American biographical comedy-drama directed by Peter Farrelly won the Academy awards for best picture. The movie follows the concert tour by the distinguished African American pianist and a jazz composer, Don Shirley, through the deep south sometime in 1962. To put this date in perspective, this was before Martin’s Luther King’s iconic “I Have a Dream” speech and the Civil Rights Act of 1964 which outlawed discrimination.

Much ado about nothing

January 28, 2020 09:50 am

‘Much ado about nothing’ is the title of a play by William Shakespeare which he wrote toward the end of the 16th century to highlight disagreements and bad behavior of newlywed couples in most cases on trivial matters. More formally and generally, the phrase means ‘a great deal of fuss over a thing of little importance’.

KATHMANDU, Jan 24: At least 25 out of the 40 Nepali pilots employed by the state-run Nepal Airlines have tendered their resignation with a three-month notice.

Rise against discrimination

July 18, 2019 01:30 am

How many Dalits possess land in cities? How many Dalit students are enrolled in top-notch private schools and colleges? How many Dalit politicians are there in higher ranks?

Fabulous women

June 14, 2019 11:47 am

Throughout history women have fought and criticized oppression and discrimination via literature showing that they too can be as powerful and as creative as anyone else in the world. Here we bring to you a list of five books with iconic female leads that are worth a read (and perhaps a reread).

Ayushmann Khurrana said that he has faced discrimination abroad for being a desi boy. He went on to say that this happens on a daily basis.

JAJARKOT, May 14: Bheri Municipality of Jajarkot district has claimed that it will eradicate caste-based discrimination and the practice of untouchability from the local unit within the next eight months.

RUPANDEHI, April 28: After being accused of discrimination for boycotting the wedding feast organized by a Dalit family of Suddodan Rural Municipality of Rupandehi, 22 non-Dalit guests have apologized to the family and agreed to participate in a joint feast.

Sports for better society

April 13, 2019 00:05 am

International Day of Sports for Development and Peace which was celebrated on April 6 this year offers an opportunity to reflect and introspect on the potentials of leveraging sports for the good of the society. The other day I was reading news about recent cases of racism across European football fields with more instances of verbal abuses against players just because of the colors of their skin. Sadly and unsurprisingly the targets were not only foreign players but also native players of diverse background, whose parents or grandparents had settled in Europe.

PYUTHAN, March 24: Caste-based discrimination is still widely prevalent in the remote areas of Nepal. The so-called 'high caste' people still refuse to consume anything touched by the Dalits. A large number of people in our society are discriminated, suppressed and ostracized by society for belonging to certain castes. They are regarded as 'impure' and 'untouchable'.

RUKUM, March 8: Dhansari Sarki of Banfikot Rural Municipality-6 in Rukum (West) is currently working at an under-construction hydropower project in her village. She reaches the working field as early as 9 am and works until 5 pm along with her co-workers. After working all day long, she earns Rs 500 a day.

Sports for social change

January 19, 2019 00:05 am

Sports should be played by women and men alike without any forms of discrimination in terms of gender and disabilities

Breaking the body barrier

December 4, 2018 09:30 am

Physically and mentally challenged people face discrimination in society and sometimes they are seen as a stigma. However, there are some who are breaking the limitations of their body and excelling at what they do using their skills, creating space for themselves. Helen Keller, Franklin D Roosevelt, Jhamak Kumari Ghimire are prime examples who have lived dignified lives contributing to the society. They are the ones whose physical impediment did not overshadow their dream.

DHANGADHI, Sept 21: The local unit, as well as the provincial and federal governments, decided to provide compensation to the family of 13-year-old Nirmala Pant, who was raped and murdered around two months ago in Bhimdatta Municipality of Kanchanpur.

KATHMANDU, Sept 3: A Bill aimed to make the act against the caste-based discrimination and untouchability compatible with time and more effective has been presented before the House.

NEW YORK, July 28: Human Rights Watch has accused the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) of discriminating against female athletes after implementing a rule prohibiting women with a high testosterone level from competing.

TIKAPUR, May 15: Ramesh Badi of Lamkichuha Municipality – 3 was extremely worried about his son’s health. Doctors had declared that his son suffered from brain tumor and that his family might not able to afford his treatment. The landless family, which had been living a kind of nomadic life along with other Badi people in a jungle side, gave up hope. However, ‘god’ appeared to help him one day, he says.

DAILEKH, March 17: A month after the students padlocked the school administration, venting their ire against the school authority for allowing a Dalit woman to cook their lunch, Himalaya Basic School (HBS) of Teejdanda of Chamundabindrasaini-1, organized a 'joint feast' with the objective of erasing the caste-based gap between the students.

SIRAHA, March 4: Devaki Thakur, 75, of Brahmapur, Siraha, has seen both good and bad experiences of social untouchability.

SIRAHA, March 3: Devaki Thakur, 75, of Brahmapur, Siraha, has seen both good and bad experiences of social untouchability.

KATHMANDU, Dec 24: Nepal Police has made it clear that there was no discrimination of payment and allowance to the temporary police persons mobilized during the elections.

Fighting job discrimination

November 26, 2017 01:00 am

Big and small employers shared that their disabled staff stayed longer and also outperformed their non-disabled staff.

KATHMANDU, Jan 31: Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal ' 'Prachanda' has said the government was working with full dedication to addressing political, social and cultural problems facing the Dalit community since long.

JUMLA, Dec 27: An incident of practice of 'untouchability' within the dalit community itself has come to light at Haku VDC in the district.

KATHMANDU, Dec 10: Some female staffers at the Ministry of Health have complained that they are frequently shunted about within the office to accommodate new staff. Some of them alleged that they have been discriminated against with regard to office space just because they are female.

KATHMANDU, Dec 4: Minister for Education, Dhaniram Poudel, has said that gender-based discrimination has been seen for lack of coordination among ministries.

Caste discrimination stronger in Nepal

August 15, 2016 00:25 am

Sukhadeo Thorat, Professor Emeritus at Jawaharlal Nehru University since 2014, is the chairman of the Indian Council of Social Science Research. He also served as Director of Indian Institute of Dalit Studies. Republica’s Kamal Pariyar caught up with Thorat while he was in Kathmandu to participate in Darnal Award for Social Justice and other lectures.

KATHMANDU, July 7: Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Women Children and Social Welfare, CP Mainali has said the government was working out to bring a new Act to ensure the rights of women and children.