Women, Politics and Patriarchy

We threw away monarchy easily, but changing patriarchal mindset will certainly take some time and hard work.”- Shivamaya Tumbahangphe   The idea of “patriarchy” occurs through inequality at different levels across the home and workplace, but also through law and state levels. Over the decades and till this day, politics is promoted as the domain… Continue reading

16 Days in 2019: A Start of a New Day

16 days of activism is an international campaign against Gender-Based Violence which is commemorated in the name of voicing the unheard narratives of the survivors and activists. In a world where victims are put on blast with heinous blame and perpetrators leave the scene without anyone blinking, it is now time we take a step… Continue reading

The Truth About Gender Inequality

Gender has, over the years, been closely associated with the biological sex of a person; hence, gender is predominantly considered binary- divided as male and female. Due to the deeply rooted misconception that gender is binary, our society has created a pre-set standard guidelines as to how and what a person of a certain gender… Continue reading

Abortion: A woman’s Right

Abortion is the termination of pregnancy by removing the fetus from the mother’s womb which may be spontaneous or induced. Abortion is safe if it is conducted and carried out by trained and skilled health workers in a safe, clean environment and also confirms to medical standards such as the use of sterilized instruments, maintaining… Continue reading

ICT to mitigate Gender-Based Violence

Although precise estimates are difficult to obtain, violence has probably always been part of the human experience. Its impact can be seen in various forms, in all parts of the world. Each year, more than a million people lose their lives, and many more suffer non-fatal injuries, as a result of self-inflicted, interpersonal or collective… Continue reading

Fighting Patriarchy: One day at a time

Picture Source: https://wapo.st/2ZsUf13   Born and raised as a girl child in a rural part of Nepal, society always tells us not to travel alone, not to speak loudly, not to talk with boys very often, and many other restrictions. The religious beliefs and practices of a community also largely impact the overall attitudinal and… Continue reading