Thursday, August 30, 2018

Educating and Empowering is the powerful way for social transformation: Brief Field Report:


Introduction:

Over 95 % of the families of Jumla, have been practicing sets of menstrual restriction for centuries at the name of culture, religion that remained a huge challenge for social transformation (Hodal, 2016).  The girls and women are staying in sheds (cow or buffalo or goats or horse or whatever they have) or separate huts or separate house or room with following restrictions related to food, touch, entering or mobility (Nepal, actionworksnepal.org, 2013).  Such restrictions affect the all aspect of the life of girls and women started from deprivation of food, health, education, participation etc. that leads to loss or no job, sickness, low income and often encountered with bites from snake, wild animal, murders, abuses, death and rape due to extreme cold or collection of carbon mono-oxide (Paudel, RHSC, 2016).  It further acknowledges that the menstrual restriction is key barrier for peace, serious form of violence of human right and hindering factor for empowerment as well as sustainable development goals.

Tuesday, August 28, 2018

Father,



बा

बिहान साढे पाच बजे |
होटेल बिहानी |
न्याय रोड, नेपालगंज |
१५ गते, पौष महिना, २०६५ साल |

Sunday, August 5, 2018

Book: Menstruation and Myself

Dear Readers/Viewers, 

I have prepared a draft a book entitled Menstruation and Myself in Nepali. I am looking forward to publish. I wanted to reach out as many as readers so exploring the best way so Nepali folks would get benefit.

Saturday, July 28, 2018

The Way Forward to Eliminate Rape in Nepal



बलात्कार न्यूनीकरणको अबको बाटो


नेपालमा बलात्कार आजभोली बढ्यो म मान्दिन, पक्कै पनि समाज परिबर्तन हुदै गर्दा केहि अबयबहरु परिबर्तन हुन्छन र त्यहाँ शक्तिको नया स्वरूप सिर्जना हुन्छ अनि हिंसा वा अर्को रुप बलात्कार | नेपाली समाज बलात्कार स्वीकारेको समाज हो सुन्दा अप्ठ्यारो लागे पनि बास्तबिकता त्यही हो | यसबारेमा मैले पहिले नै लेखिसकेको कारण फेरी पाठकहरुको समय लिन्न | बलात्कार किन हुन्छ भन्ने बहस पनि नभई के र कसरी काम गर्यो भने बलात्कार न्यूनीकरण गर्न सकिन्छ त्यसमा आफ्नो बह पोख्न जमर्को बिना बिलम्ब गर्दै छु | 

Saturday, July 21, 2018

Letter to Hon. Tourist Minister for Prosperity through Tourism


Based on my more than 20 years experience, I have sent the FB Message to Tourist Minister for addressing the issues for promoting tourism in Nepal specially in west Nepal. Here, I have posted after a week later. Here is my solutions, simple but sweet and important.

Monday, May 28, 2018

Menstrual Hygiene: Background, Challenges and Opportunities


http://www.onsnews.com/artical-of-radha-paudel/

महिनाबारी दिबसपृष्टभूमि, चुनौती र अवसर
अंग्रेजी महिनाको यो पाचौ महिना 'मे' संसारभरी नै 'स्वस्थ महिनाबारी' अधिकारको महिनाका रुपमा मनाइरहेको छ | नेपालले पनि सन् २०१४ देखि महिनाबारी दिबस कुनै न कुनै रुपले मनाउन थालेको छ|महिलाहरु महिनाबारी हुदा रगत बग्ने दिनलाई सालाखाला मिलाएर पाच दिन हुने भएकोले पाचौ महिना लिएको हो भने, संसारभरिका महिलाहरुको महिनाबारी चक्र सालाखाला २८ दिनको हुने भएकोले २८ तारिखलाई दिबशको रुपमा मानिएको हो | जब सन् २०१४ मा सयुक्त राष्ट्र संघले लैंगिक समानता हासिल गर्न महिनाबारी बार्ने कारण एक मुख्य बाधक हो भनेर घोषणा गरेपछि बिश्व बिकाशको इतिहासमा महिनाबारिले थोरै भए पनि ठाउँ पाएको छ | अर्थात् प्रकिर्तिक रुपमा प्राप्त महिनाबारी जुन संसार भरिकै महिलाहरुले अनुभब गर्छन र जन्मेदेखि मर्ने वेलासम्म यसको प्रकिर्तिक प्रभाब र सामाजिक मूल्य मान्यता भए पनि लामो समयको अन्तरालमा मात्र महिनाबारिलाई एक सबालको रुपमा हेर्न थालियो |
संसारकै इतिहास हेर्ने हो भने सन् १९४८ देखि मानब अधिकारको बहस शुरु भयो | सन् १९७९ देखि महिला बिरुद हुने सबै खाले भेदभाव बिरुदको महासन्धि घोषणा गरि संसारभरी नै महिला अधिकार र शाश्क्तिकरनका छेत्रमा उल्लेखनीय कामहरु नभएका होएनन तर दुर्भाग्य नै भन्नु पर्दछ महिनाबारीले कतै स्थान पाएन |

Menstrual Talk: Dignity First




The month of May is considered a menstrual month globally since 2014 when UN declared that the as a key barrier for equality. At the same year, the May 28 recognized as International Menstrual Hygiene day and started as celebrations globally including Nepal. Here, May is taken for represents the five for the average bleeding day and 28 considered as average menstrual cycle. Historically, it is originated from the WASH (water, sanitation and hygiene) perspective. For them, hygiene is obvious because they observed and learned that girls and women isolated or dropped off school due to not having toilet or menstrual hygiene products. But for a Nepali girl, many invisible elements matter during menstruation to live with dignity.

Key Note Speech during Menstrual Day, 2018


Dear Visitors

Here, I have shared a key note speech which was delivered during the first Dignified Menstrual Hygiene Day, May 28, 2018 at National City Hall, organized by government, Nepal.
It is in Nepali (my apology for not able to translate, I will translate in future). I was so happy by seeing the institutionalize the campaign which I have been speaking up for 35 years in voluntary basis across the globe. But I was equally sad and disappointed by seeing the communication regarding my speech. I was assigned for 45 minutes for triggering speech, later sent the written invitation letter for 20 minutes, about 12 hours before I received message for 8 minutes, I informed for 10 minutes with 5-10 minutes extra time as Nepali time (I never speak like this or beyond my provided time but two friends encourage me from the organizing committee). I received the phone call about three hours before with proposal for not presenting in front of ministers.  
I was mad and replied not presenting if they wouldn't have time with ministers. That guy was calling me from the phone of government staff. He cut the phone abruptly.
I was so confuse whether I would speak or not, when would I speak? 
I was just prepared on my own; narrative, slides as summary of narrative for non- Nepali speaker guests and mini hand books for ministers. There was no preparation on time. 
I was invited after the experimental sharing from Dailekh, 16 years girls. She only shared the experience of cowshed. That was very obvious and brave lady.
When I started to o read, about 3 minutes, I received the timer message. I continue to read so quick, I keep getting receive same message and finally, a guy came and said stop here by pointing in my paper. I have some questions, and floating on my mind;
If all of the minister were busy, why should they promised to join it.
If  they didn't like to hear the context, how could they understand the issue, suffering and sign in commitment paper.

Educating and Empowering is the powerful way for social transformation: Brief Field Report:

Introduction: Over 95 % of the families of Jumla, have been practicing sets of menstrual restriction for centuries at the name of cultur...