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.
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.
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.
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 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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.