Women right in Nepal
Fastest News Nepal, Asadh 8- Nepal is a Himalayan country situated in south Asia is one of the poorest countries of the world. It has suffered from political instability and had undemocratic rule for much of its history . There Is a lack of access of basic facilities, people have superstitious belief, and high level of gender discriminating . Although the constitution provides for the protection of women, including equal pay for equal work, the government has not taken the significant action to implement its provision.
The status of women in Nepal remains very poor in terms of health, education income, decision making and access to policy making. In my view I think men and women are like a two wheel of same cart its mean that they have equal right to run the cart , similarly they have equal contribution in every field .They are incomplete without each others. A society can’t be progress if there is discrimination between them. In a rural society ,son are taught in expensive private school and daughter are sent in public school .The childless women are called sinner. if a women had only daughter she is hated her husband and her husband remarriage for son. Thus, women are far from social right also.
One of the first form of discrimination against women in Nepal began with the practice of sati which was eradicated by Rana Prime minister Chandra Shamsher, through even after the patriarchal situation continued .Few of the major issue faced by women were gender based violence, child marriage, trafficking of women, transitional justice, unequal representation and participation of women in decision making.
In Nepal predominantly agrarian communities, women are banished from their homes every month when they get their periods . Many are relegated to menstruation huts or sheds that families such as bista have especially built for their daughters or daughter in law, .many other women are sent to adjoining barns ,where they sleep among stinking cows, buffalo ,goats etc. Women are also barred from entering the kitchen and touching the food, religious icons, cattle and men. There are also strict rules around water, which is considered pure in Hinduism. They are not allowed to use community water sources. They are far from participating in family, religious or social function, such as attending temple or going to weeding .They are barred from consuming milk, yogurt, butter, meat and other notorious food for impurity will cause cows to become ill.
So awareness rising through education is taking place among young girl to modify or eliminate the practice of this in Nepal.
-Preeti Poudel Nijgadh Bara