To do or not to do household chores

March 6, 2020 09:55 am

Chores—you can’t run from them. And yet, sadly, most still consider it to be a woman’s job. Men in the kitchen—cooking or doing the dishes—are ‘helping’ the women because they are the ‘providers’ and chores aren’t their ‘department’. Defying that very idea is one of the core notions of feminism. As Women’s day draws near and we prepare to celebrate how far we have come in terms of equality but how far we have yet to go, The Week talked to six men to find out what men today think of household responsibilities.

What started as a joke on Twitter about an unwritten rule among country radio stations not to play two female artists in a row prompted outrage by country music stars, but also pledges to give women equal airtime.

Why media must be free

November 5, 2019 01:30 am

Media deserve talk. In modern democratic dialogue, it has been customary to frequently debate over media quality, performance and related issues. Media freedom, media diversity and media equality are closely related terms in vogue. These three elements, when enhanced, add to the strength and quality of one another; they become the cornerstones not only of advanced media performance but also of a full-fledged democracy. As integral elements, they identify a democratic society in its true form. However, misunderstanding these elements will result in their misuse, with dire consequences beyond measurement.

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.

NEW YORK, July 1: Millions lined the streets of New York on Sunday to wave rainbow flags, celebrate the movement toward LGBTQ equality and renew calls for action in what organizers billed as the largest gay pride celebration in history.

Capitalism and Dalits

June 22, 2019 00:05 am

According to Marxism, history is all about the struggle between bourgeois and proletariats, former seeking to enrich themselves, latter fighting for equality. The proletariats, Carl Marx believed, can liberate themselves only by intensifying class struggle to bring the revolutionary transformation in the society. In Hindu system, conflict happens between atheists and theists, Aryans and non-Aryans, feudal lords and landless, the ruler and the ruled, and higher castes and Dalits

Call for equality

June 16, 2019 01:00 am

Everybody should be part of call for social justice to address the most pressing needs of the most marginalized sections of the society

MOSCOW, March 8: When a Russian army recruitment office ordered a photoshoot to celebrate International Women’s Day, it didn’t feature any of the 45,000 women currently serving in the country’s armed forces.

In pursuit of equality

December 7, 2018 07:51 am

“Where do you see yourself in the list of empowered women?” – A casual question flung my way when my colleagues and I were gossiping over coffee. My instant reaction was somewhere at the top. I really felt like an “empowered woman”, especially when I compared myself with the general situation of women in Nepal and reminded myself of the fact that gender based violence and other heinous crimes like female feticide are still rampant in our country.

KATHMANDU, Dec 5: The main opposition Nepali Congress will accelerate ways to implement the policy to achieve economic growth based on equality as envisioned by NC founder leader B.P. Koirala, according to the NC's economic policy presented here on Wednesday.

Equality for all

November 24, 2018 09:19 am

The 8th of March is a celebrated and important day for all the women. It is the International Women’s Day. You probably know about Women’s Day and might have learnt about it watching TV, reading newspapers or by observing a rally in your way to work. Conversely, did you know ‘International Men’s Day’ was observed this week?

KATHMANDU, Nov 8: Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli has said that Sankhadhar Sakhwa, founder founder of Nepal Sambat, was the campaigner of justice and equality.

KATHMANDU, Oct 23: When the chairman of the erstwhile CPN-UML, KP Oli, got elected as prime minister in February, many were hoping that he would steer Nepal into an era of peace, prosperity and equality.

Achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls

KATHMANDU, May 1: CPN-UML general Secretary and Defense Minister Iswhwor Pokharel said that the unity with the CPN-MC will be materialized soon based on just respect and equality and not in terms of percentage.

ILAM, March 8: Bishnu Dahal, 73, has been actively advocating gender equality for two and half decades. Her informal leadership in this field spans double the time. However, she feels, gender gap is still very wide in the society.

The best and worst countries for women worldwide

Innovative take on gender equality

January 12, 2018 09:49 am

Rooting for equality comes through different actions and gestures. There is no right or wrong way to do it – you just do it. And equality in itself comes in different forms – gender, race, language, religion, convictions, belief, physical ability and so many more. And while many people voice their opinions on these issues and how inequality in any form hinders progress of societies and nations as a whole, only a few people actually do something about it. is a newly established café that promotes gender equality.

Advocacy for same-sex marriage equality

December 23, 2017 08:55 am

KATHMANDU, Dec 23: Yuwalaya, a youth-led organization, with the support of Blue Diamond Society, Federation of Sexual and Gender Minorities Nepal (FSGMN), and in coordination of Right Here Right Now (RHRN) organized a panel discussion on Wednesday to discuss the present condition of legal provisions and policies regarding marriage equality in Nepal at various levels.

AFGHANISTAN, Nov 22: Sitting cross-legged on the floor of a sparsely decorated Kabul apartment, the young, bubbly woman told me why she lies to her neighbors.

Imagine a world with gender equality

September 12, 2017 10:39 am

We are living in the era where people have started thinking rationally; we have modernized not with technologies, but with our thoughts too.

Equality in festivities

August 26, 2017 00:30 am

If mythology gave conflicting messages and depicted women as weak, men have been no better, always laying down rules for women to follow

The relationship between economic empowerment, often discussed in relation to employment and income, and gender equality is not straightforward. Increased access to employment and income for women does not readily translate into an improved status or bargaining power for women. Although involvement in economic activity is a necessary condition for the attainment of gender equality in the economic sphere, it is in itself not sufficient, partly because not all economic activity is empowering and additional measures are required to promote gender equality in other areas.

Voice for equality

June 13, 2017 00:25 am

Nepal’s Female Labor Force Participation Rate is 80 percent. But women have a long way to go achieve gender equality

What is gender equality? Asking this question at a dinner party could bring the whole party to a screeching halt, as people start arguing about gender, pay equity, and why women do the majority of the child care. Your business can’t fix the world’s problems (and just what those problems are is debatable depending on whom you ask), but you can make your workplace a better place for everyone.

KATHMANDU, April 3: Speaker Onsari Gharti has said the Nepal's constitution has granted opportunities for equality to all Nepali citizens.

Where women feel they lack equality

Choosing between equity and equality

December 6, 2016 23:23 pm

“It is not our differences that divide us. It is our inability to recognize, accept, and celebrate those differences.”

Toward gender equality

June 18, 2016 09:18 am

Both men and women must recognize their individual identity and learn to respect that of others.