Category Archives: Nepal

Challenging stigma, creating change

As part of Amnesty’s My Body My Rights campaign, we are working with the Nepali women’s rights movement to call on the government to recognize that uterine prolapse is both the result of gender discrimination and a failure to uphold … Continue reading

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Two ways we can change the world

Real opportunities to change the world don’t come around very often. Then suddenly, two come along at once. In April, government officials will meet to discuss our private lives. Their distant decisions could translate into harsh realities – see our … Continue reading

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New year, new conversations

Even the most intimate areas of our lives touch on our human rights. In WIRE, read the compelling stories of women, men and children who have experienced this personally. Discussing sexual and reproductive rights can be difficult: we hope you … Continue reading

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“We know we shouldn’t carry heavy loads but for us it’s compulsory”

In the second instalment from our team, recently returned from Nepal, Kathryn Ramsay from Amnesty’s Gender Programme recalls a meeting with Dalit women in Mugu district. Hira Devi B.K. is 16 years old and studying in class 6 at school. … Continue reading

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Falling wombs – a maternal health crisis in Nepal

By Sanhita Ambast, Amnesty Campaigner The summer in Nepal’s Kailali district is scorching. The pre-monsoon lands are dry, cracked and dusty, and temperatures soar above 45°C. Schools even change their hours, running from 6-10am  to avoid the worst of the … Continue reading

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