‘Art is Power’ on display

September 24, 2019 21:00 pm

‘Art is Power’; an artistic outcome by the girls who are asking for an equal world through their art work for the equal representation has begun at Siddhartha Art Gallery, Baber Mahal Revisited. One week long exhibition kicked off on September 22 that features around 150 representative artworks by girls.

KATHMANDU, Sept 8: Lawmakers have drawn the attention of the government over the recent incidents of acid attacks on girls.

JANAKPUR, June 28: The Province 2 government has started distributing cycles to Grade 8 girls of various community schools in the province.

Girls at high risk in Birgunj

June 12, 2019 04:00 am

BIRGUNJ, June 12: The rise in rape, kidnapping and sexual assault, among others, in recent times shows how the safety of young girls is at risk in Birgunj Metropolis.

Rocking it Girls in music

May 10, 2019 10:21 am

The band primarily performs at events where they cover Nepali classics and sing their original “Thaha Chaina Bholi Ke Hola” before enthusiastic crowds. They have also recently launched their YouTube channel and are currently awaiting the release of their new single “Gunji Rahecha”. “There’s definitely an edge to being an all female rock band and we’re likely to raise more eyebrows than any other band but it also comes with a fair share of pressure,” says Renu.

SARLAHI, April 12: Two minor girls were found dead in a water-filled pit dug by a brick factory in Harion Municipality-4, of Sarlahi district on Tuesday.

KATHMANDU, March 23: The number of girl students is found to be higher in community schools and boys in private or institutional schools, attending the upcoming Secondary Education Examinations or SEE. This shows that the class and social discrimination in education continues to stay.

Director of ‘Nirbhaya Foundation’, Abhaya Subba Weise, along with eight new female singer-songwriters will perform in this year’s ‘Women in Concert’, which is scheduled to take place at Besisahar and Kathmandu on March 2 and 8 respectively.

KATHMANDU, Feb 2: Over 107 Nepali women were rescued from Manipur of India by the local police on Friday, Indian media reports said on Saturday.

Combating trafficking

December 19, 2018 01:00 am

There are no urban centers, in and outside Nepal, where Nepali women and girls may not have been forcibly trafficked

NEPALGUNJ, Dec 6: A majority of the girl students in community schools in the Nepalgunj Sub-Metropolitan City were found not attending their schools during their monthly period.

SURKHET, Nov 20: A woman from Kalikot district has given birth to a set of conjoined twins at the Provincial Hospital in Surkhet on Sunday. The twins were born to Lalita Budha of Raskot Municipality-5. They were delivered through a Caesarean section.

DOLAKHA, Sept 29: Yet again, a child has become a victim of rape.

Only a quarter of females aged seven to 21 said they were very happy in 2018, according to the annual Girls' Attitudes Survey.

KANCHANPUR, Sept 11: The Krishnapur municipality in Kanchanpur, the district in Province 7, has made arrangements for availing sanitary pads within from schools to adolescent girls during menstruation.

Why are girls not safe?

September 2, 2018 10:47 am

Starting from the mother’s womb, girl is insecure before she is born Ready to step on this world, but her life has twist and turn  Aborting the female child with no fear and care When they know the son is inside, oh My Dear!

JAJARKOT, Aug 1: Police have arrested Sabin Chand, 33 of Bheri municipality-4 for his alleged involvement in raping a 13 year ninth grader of Bheri municipality-2. The police are also searching for another person, Rupak Chand from the same municipality.

Two girls missing since 12 days

July 29, 2018 04:10 am

KHOTANG, July 29: Two teenage girls of Simapani Rural Municipality-8 of Khotang have been missing since the last 12 days. Thirteen-year-old Anita Shrestha and fifteen-year-old Sapana Tamang had reportedly gone to Kattike of the same rural municipality on July 16 after which they have become contactless.

Save our girls

July 26, 2018 01:30 am

Women in Nepal are advancing careers, breaking boundaries and fighting so many intrinsic social evils. But what do we lack so much to stop Chhaupadi?

Achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls

KATHMANDU, July 20: Twenty-one Nepali girls trafficked to Kenya and employed at strip clubs there were rescued on Thursday, according to Kenya's Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI).

KATHMANDU, July 20: Twenty one Nepali girls who were working illegally in two famous strip clubs of Westlands in Nairobi, Kenya were rescued after a raid operation, according to Kenya’s Directorate of Criminal Investigations.

ENGLAND, July 3: Some 40 secondary schools in England have banned girls from wearing skirts, one month after a school in Oxfordshire recommended it's male students wear them to deal with soaring temperatures. Schools are opting for gender-neutral uniforms to encompass transgender students, with others consulting on a ban.

A little girl's diary

June 26, 2018 08:40 am

Dear diary, My mom already had a routine set in her head for the day; destination: Nepal Mediciti. We drove to the hospital that very much resembled America. It was huge, attractive, and clean. As I entered, I was welcomed by the smell of spring blossoms. The hospital was well organized, to say the least, and the state of the art technology was more fascinating.

People have been anticipating Saudi Arabia's participation in the 2018 World Cup for months and the countdown has officially begun.

BAITADI, May 24:  Pregnant women and teenage girls are facing anemia due to lack of nutrition. It is reported that the victims of anemia have been increased in pregnant women and their children, women of reproductive age group, teenage girls. According to the statistics, of the 28 thousand teenage girls in the district 43 per cent of them were victimized by the anemia.

GAUSHALA, May 22: Two teenage girls have committed suicide by consuming poison here at Balawa municipality – 1 of Mahottari district.

ITAHARI, May 19: A woman accused of detaining a young girl and forcing her into sexual activities along with 17 others has been arrested from Sunsari. According to the police offices of Inaruwa and Itahari, cases have been filed against all of them.

Girls with glasses

May 18, 2018 08:40 am

Most women who wear glasses tend to neglect their eye makeup. After all, who cares about meticulously applied eye liner that’s hidden behind a huge pair of glasses, right? But the truth is, like any other makeup, there is a trick to making your eyes look beautiful even while having glasses on.

KATARI, May 13: In the past, women health and hygiene was never a matter of concern especially for the people living in rural areas. In fact, even the girls and women were ashamed of talking about their problems. But the boys of Shree Secondary School, Maruwa in Katari Municipality-4 of Udayapur have done something that has raised a lot of eyebrows.

KATHMANDU, May 11: U.S. Ambassador to Nepal, Alaina B. Teplitz; National Reconstruction Authority (NRA) Chief Executive Officer, Yuba Raj Bhusal, and other Nepal government officials too part in a groundbreaking ceremony for the reconstruction of Kanya Mandir Secondary School - the first all-girls’ school in Kathmandu.

2 minor girls drown in Rautahat

May 8, 2018 14:13 pm

RAUTAHAT, May 8: Two minor girls have drowned in a local rivulet in Rajpur municipality. The deceased have been identified as seven year-old Anija Khatun, and Sunaiya Khatun, 6, of Kudiya Tole.

NEPALGUNJ, April 10: Nine girls have been rescued from a brothel based in a Kashmir town of Agra, India.

BAJURA, April 6: Kirtichaur Secondary School based in Manakot of Gaumul Rural Municipality-5 in Bajura has presently 250 girl students. But those who have already entered monthly cycle miss schools at least five days in a month.

Six girls rescued from border point

March 19, 2018 10:22 am

KAPILVASTU, Mar 19: Six girls have been rescued from Marjadpur border point in Yashodhara Rural Municipality in Kapilbastu district on Sunday.

PALPA, Mar 12: Pushpa Rana does not go to school during menstruation. The eighth grader stays at home the whole five days because she is not allowed to use toilet in her school during her periods.

KATHMANDU, Mar 5: A complete men’s march is being organized on March 8, the International Women’s Day to voice their concerns for violence against women and girls. Organized by Yuwalaya, Youth Action Nepal and Yuwa, the march, is first ever event organized where young and adult men shall march for gender equality to raise their voices against increasing violence cast upon women and girls.

Minister champions girls education

February 26, 2018 15:55 pm

KATHMANDU, Feb 26: Minister for Women, Children and Social Welfare, Thammaya Thapa Magar, has said the society would see prosperity only after all women were educated.

KHOTANG, Feb 22: There was a time when the number of girl students was exceptionally low in community schools of Khotang district, especially in the rural areas.

PAANCHTHAR, Feb 22:  Few days ago, police arrested eighteen-year-old Man Kumar Sambahamfe alias Bhim for raping a minor girl of Tumewa Rural Municipality, Paanchthar.

Are girls a curse?

February 20, 2018 09:34 am

Is born in the form of female really a curse?

74 girls Participate in group bel-bibaha

February 10, 2018 13:07 pm

BHAKTAPIR, Feb 10: As many as 74 Newar girls got participated at a two-day long bel-bibaha (a Newar wedding custom), in Byasi, Bhaktapur on Wednesday.

ITAHARI, Jan 9: Two girls of the same family in Itahari have died due to suffocation caused by smoke on Sunday.

KATHMANDU, Jan 5: India has rescued seven Nepali girls from Kenya while they were being sold by India-based human traffickers.

JHAPA, Jan 1: Sexual violence against young girls has become a widespread problem in Jhapa in recent years. However, it is little discussed. The number of girls being raped, harassed and assaulted has increased significantly.

A difference in brain structure makes boys callous and unemotional, says a new study.

SARLAHI, Dec 17: Preferring son to daughter is common in Madhes. The need to offer dowry during their marriage makes parent feel that girls are burden. On the other hand, boys, when they grow up, bring dowry home along with bride.

Forgotten girls

December 17, 2017 01:00 am

The forms of violence to which girls with disabilities are subjected to in rural Nepal are many

KATHMANDU, Dec 5: All Nepal Football Association (ANFA) has finalized a 20-member squad for the upcoming SAFF U-15 Girls’ Championship to be held in Bangladesh from December 17 through 24.

KATHMANDU, Dec 1: A major study on adolescent girls’ empowerment has recommended building separate toilets and ensuring water facility in schools to improve education outcomes for adolescent girls in Nepal.