Nepal started observing International Women’s Day 34 years ago, commemorating a significant occasion that underscores the united commitment to human rights and the ongoing pursuit of gender parity. The theme for Women's Day this year (March 8) is "Invest in women: Accelerate progress," complemented by the campaign theme, "Inspire Inclusion”. In celebration of the 34th International Women’s Day in Nepal, Republica has curated a collection of 34 inspiring stories showcasing unwavering courage, resilience, and empowerment of women below the age of 34. These stories are not merely personal; they wield a profound impact, shaping the lives of those who share them. They unfold as tales of courage, resilience, and empowerment.

Dior’s affirmed feminist designer Maria Grazia Chiuri used the male gaze, as reflected in female oil portraits across the centuries, to make a fashion statement on female empowerment and subjugation.

Dear Daughter

April 30, 2021 18:51 pm

Please remember, to the whole world you might be one But to one you are the whole world When in all doubts, confusions, forced obligations

For years, Praja’s village with a majority of Chepang community has lived with dry and dreary surroundings. An ethnic minority, Chepangs are a group of people mainly inhabiting the rocky ridges of the Himalayan range in central Nepal.

Salina Tamang is the Girls Education Program Manager at Room to Read Nepal. She has more than 18 years of experience working in the development sector. She has worked with marginalized and stigmatized groups (sexual and gender minorities) of Nepal in their fight against discrimination and social exclusion. Currently, her work is to develop girls toward empowerment through life skills, mentoring and ensuring that they complete school in an environment which is gender friendly, safe and accessible.

Empowerment vs Commodification

March 8, 2020 09:15 am

Corporate pressures have nurtured an environment in which the objectification of women as market commodities to cater to lustful desires of men has harmed women’s dignity beyond imagination. Visible media portrayals of women across the globe supply numerous examples of how women are being commodified as mere industrial objects. No matter how overwhelmingly images of beauty myths are used worldwide as tools to commodify women, their ground realities are extremely different. Nepal can be no exception to this reality. Far removed from this truth are lustful and money-mongering lunatics who fail to recognize the dignity of women.

Superhero blockbuster “Avengers: Endgame” was the top winner at the MTV Movie and TV awards on Monday in a show marked by messages of empowerment and self-esteem.

Oprah Winfrey may have been the main honoree at The Hollywood Reporter’s inaugural Empowerment in Entertainment luncheon, but it was a group of underprivileged high school students who stole the show and even brought Winfrey to tears.

KATHMANDU, March 15: Director of Nepal Republic Media Pvt. Ltd, Shova Gyawali highlighted how Nepal’s vibrant media was playing an instrumental role to expose corruption and wrong practices in the country and safeguard democracy.

Empowerment is the key

March 7, 2019 01:00 am

We need to believe in the power of women to contribute equally alongside men toward the prosperity of our families, our communities and our nation

KATHMANDU, Feb 26: It is imperative to enhance meaningful engagement of women and marginalised groups (WMGs) in decision-making process and systems at local level in line with the spirit of the Constitution, experts noted.

KATHMANDU, Dec 18: There were high expectations from women regarding their empowerment when the constitution promulgated in 2015 made it mandatory to have women as either speaker or deputy speaker in the federal parliament and provincial assemblies. But in reality, this has only given false impression about their empowerment to the public eyes.

KATHMANDU, Sept 23: China Foundation for Poverty Alleviation (CFPA) has launched a project supporting women's empowerment in Devchuli Municipality of Nawalpur district.

KATHMANDU, Sept 1: Singer Mina Niraula’s ‘Ahileko Teej’ was launched on August 28 via YouTube. The song penned down by Shreesha Paudel was composed by Shanker Thapa. The singer has tried portraying the roles of the modern-day women beyond their household duties.

Women empowerment

August 6, 2018 10:32 am

Women are like roses, soft, delicate and beautiful. Yet, they are strong, amazing and wonderful. Women have warm hearts that can change people. Moreover, they have presented themselves as determined members of the society.

KATHMANDU, July 29: Media Advocacy Group (MAG) organized a-three-day training on livelihood for women journalists from Wednesday to Thursday at Bhaktapur. Supported by FES (Friedrich Ebert Stiftung) Nepal, altogether 26 women from print, radio, online and TV journalism from 15 districts across Nepal participated in the training.

An interactive fair was organized in Tundhikhel, Dhading Besi, to promote, and celebrate women empowerment on Saturday. According to the press statement released by Equal Access International on Tuesday, the program was organized in collaboration between Equal Access International, UN Women and Samudayik Sarathi.

Sports for empowerment

June 2, 2018 00:24 am

Each youth with disabilities has an innate potential that in most of the cases goes unexpressed and under-utilized.

Empowerment begins with self

January 16, 2018 11:30 am

KATHMANDU, Jan 16: Where some businesses fail even with the effort of many, there are some that have thrived with the effort of just an individual. Entrepreneurship has become a lifestyle which people, especially younger generations seek.

Talks of Women Empowerment

November 30, 2017 12:03 pm

KATHMANDU, Nov 30: Violence against Women is one of the most heinous crimes dominant all around the world. To eliminate such violation of human rights, the International Day for Elimination of Violence against Women November is celebrated every year on November 25. On the occasion, ‘thesilence breaker’ was organized by Presidential College, at its premises in Thapagaun.

A new approach to empowerment

November 24, 2017 10:25 am

For quite a while now, women empowerment has been a much-discussed topic. All of us are now aware of how empowering women can bring about social and economic change in the nation. Inspired by these concepts of women empowerment, three sisters Nicky, Dicky and Lucky Chhetri established Empowering Women of Nepal.

Kathmandu: Yuwalaya on Friday made public a report of their year-long media monitoring study held on 10 leading national dailies.

Youths’ Say On Youth Empowerment

August 13, 2017 09:53 am

From holding unlimited fantasies to vying for firm aspirations, youths are considered to be the active demographic that shoulders the responsibility to change the face of the nation. With youths holding such an influential position, it is crucial to know the need of today’s generation.  On the occasion of International Youth Day, Sonam Lama of My City talked to BScIT 4th semester students of Lord Buddha Education Foundation (LBEF), Maitidevi to learn about the hurdles youths have been facing in diverse fields and their opinion on how to empower youngsters.

JUMLA, July 24: Five women were feted for their outstanding performance during the three-month mobile repair as well as sewing training conducted in Jumla under the President Woman Empowerment Program.

If this day is to celebrate your and my achievements, then it does not need to be marked in the calendar

Ramdev urges economic empowerment

November 25, 2016 03:09 am

BARA, Nov 25: Yog specialist Baba Ramdev on Thursday said that Nepalis living abroad and politicians at home would be well respected only if the country becomes prosperous.