Friday, February 9, 2018

Women's representation in Politics in Nepal

Women lose election NOT ONLY patriarchal mindset of political parties BUT ALSO women heavily occupied by patriarchal mindset (here we shouldn't generalize the word of patriarchy as west. The gravity and magnitude of impact in Nepal is huge and complex too). Today, we have to speak very frankly and honestly about any issues no matter whether it is about men or women. 
There are many factors though the following are major:
1. Women are so much fragment within and outside of party/parliament for class, caste, position, privileges.
2. They merely represent as women who they supposed to represent.Mostly they represent either their favorable party or party leader or husband or NGO or anyone. Means they lose and kill their bargaining capacity. As a result leaders do not consider them as competent contested but confirmed as pocket"s voice.
3. Due to socio-economic context have low status manifested by low education, income, recognition +++
4. Yet to have women's movement. Since CPA 2006, women merely involved in dialogues and other decisions but there is no strong voice among the political women. Often NGO make certain waves and visibility but it is also circumvented among non-elite, small, or powerless NGO and their employees. Yet none of political leaders have done systematic mobilization and appeal for movement. Few campaign have done with filthy and fragile in nature.
5. Syndicate among women lead alliances and parties. No young and rational voice get space. Everything allow and accept if there is fancy body languages and reports.
6. Women also heavily involved in corruption inside and outside of party.The honesty, accountability, governance are only confined for training nor for practice.
7. NGOs and media do not represent as CSO.
8. There is no specific orientation for political culture and skills. Project based NGO intervention is building more biased and confused leaders.
To be continued.
http://kantipur.ekantipur.com/…/2017-12…/20171215064209.html

Appeal for Nursing Protest 2018

नर्स साथीहरुलाई मेरो अनुरोध
१ आन्दोलनको सातौ दिन बार्ता टोलि गठन गर्ने संकेत देखियो जुन आँफैमा स्वागतयोग्य छ । तर देशै भरी जागेको आन्दोलन भने बार्ताको नाममा रोकिनु हुन्न । पूर्व योजानानुसार झन सशक्त बनाउदै लग्नु पर्छ ।
२ ११ बुदाले आज सम्मको शोषनका सबै पक्ष अझै समेट्न सकेको छैन । हरेक बुदाले आ -आफ्नै द्रिस्टन्त बोकेकोले कुनै एक बुदा सुनुयाहि भयो यसपाली भैइहाल्यो भनेर आन्दोलन छोड्नु हुन्न ।
३ सेबा ठप्प पर्दा बिरामीलाई असर् पक्कै पनि पुगेको छ तर त्यस्को जिम्मा राज्यले लिनु पर्दछ किन भने नर्सिङ पेशालाई राज्यले कहिल्यै पनि बैज्ञानीक र सम्मानित पेशाको रुपमा हेरेन र देखेन ।
४ बार्ता टोलिमा युबा, पिडक् नर्स को पनि सहभगिता आबस्एक छ
५ भाबनामा नर्सले जुगौ बिताए अब त्यो नदोहोरियोस अन्यथा ईतिहासले माफ गर्ने छैन
Nura Sapkota,Laxmi Tamang,Ramesh Subba,Ramesh Aryal,Laxmi Kc,Tara PokhrelRadhika Regmi,Devi SapkotaSumita PathakRamila Chaulagain,

Jan 17, 2018

Radha-I am a citizen of Rape Accepted Country

बलात्कार स्वीकारिएको देशको नागरिक म—राधा

मैले बारम्बार सार्बजनिक रुपमा नै भन्दै आएको छु आजका मितीमा यदि मलाई बलात्कार भयोभने मैले कम्तिमा पनि सयपटक आफूले आफैलाई सोध्नेछु उजुरी गरु कि नगरु  भनेर |तथापी मलाई कोहि कसैले अनिच्छित रुपमा जिस्काउन पनि पाउदैन; गलत द्रिस्तिकोनले हेर्नपनि पाउदैन अर्थात् हेर्योभने दुर्ब्ब्यबहर हुन्छ वा अपराध हो भन्ने थाहा भएको, यहि कुरा सिकाउदै हिडेको पनि दशकौ भैसकेको छ | कानुनको बिद्यार्थी नभएपनि यो देशको संबिधान, कानुनले के भन्छ भन्ने पनि थाहा छ | म पुलिस, वकिल, मानब अधिकारकर्मी, पत्रकार, महिला मानब अधिकारकर्मी, सरकारी संयन्त्रका बारेमा केहि जानिफकार पनि छु, त्यही सस्थामा काम गर्नेहरुले मलाई केहि हदसम्म चिन्छन् पनि | यदि चिनेका छैनन् भने पनि मेरो नाम सुनेपछि वा देखेपछी मलाई चिन्छन् भन्ने विश्वास पनि छ  |

Causes for dragging behind in political discourse

देश उभो लाग्न देखिने ठुला खाडल मात्र हैन हामीले अक्सर मेसो नपाएको, झिना मसिना कुराहरु छन जो बहसमा आउनै सकेका छैनन, ति कुरा बाधक छन । यि त केही उदाहरण मात्र हुन 
१ जिबन भर महिला को अधिकारको भाषान गरेर नथक्ने नेताकी श्रीमती सेतो पहिरन
२ श्रीमान सँग भौतिक र कानुन् ले छुतियकी, महिल अधिकार र राजनीतिक आभियन्ता तर ति श्रीमान मर्दा र पछी रातो रङ सँग छोड् पत्र 
३. जिन्दगी भर प्रकिर्तिलाई चुनौती दिएर टेस्ट. टिउब बच्चा जन्मौने डक्तर साथी बिरामी पर्दा पशुपतिमा बत्ती बाल्ने 
४ जिबन भर जनताको सेबा गरेको नेता २०० महिला बेच्ने, ४ कोठी सन्चालन गर्ने
५ प्रोजेक्ट र आफ्नो राजनैतीक तथा सामाजिक भाषा को ओकालत गर्ने पत्रकार र NGO workers 

Poem

एक्लै लड्ने, मर्ने उर्जा देखावटी हुनै सक्दैन 
असीम अन्याय को आगो बले पछो कसैले रोक्नै सक्दैन 
होस् गर आसे पासे हो अब बलुवा मा घर बन्दैन 
कि देश छोड्, कि जेल रोज यसरी अब चल्दै चल्दैन

Sunday, January 28, 2018

My Village

मेरो गाउ, 
शहर  भएछ, 
हेर्दा हेर्दै शहर भएछ ।  

चुलो चम्कोमा , 
धुलो, धुवा पुगेछ, 
खेत भरी घर फलेछ, 
घर भरी मान्छे फलेछन, 
मेरो गाउ, शहर भएछ
हेर्दा हेर्दै डहर भएछ ।  

मकै, पप कर्न भएछ, 
रोटी, पाउरोटी भएछ, 
दुध  डेरिले दिन्छ, 
घिउ शोपिङ मल्मा मिल्छ, 
मेरो गाउ, शहर  भएछ,
हेर्दा हेर्दै बिकासे ठहरियेछ ।  

Poem : Ruby Birds

हिजो डाङ्रेले  बास खोजेर बस्यो 
आज डाङ्रेले बास रोजेर बस्यो,
डाङ्रेले बास फेरी फेरी बस्यो 
डाङ्रेले  बास घारिमा हैन कटहर्को बोटमा बस्यो 

Thursday, September 28, 2017

Living Goddess is crime by constitution and human right

जब मैले समाचार पढे, एकछिन त आखै देखिन, सास रोकिएला रोकिएला जस्तो भो.
मैले नपाएका छोरीहरु र नातिनीहरू छोड्न मलाई तेती सजिलो लाग्दैन तर सामाजिक प्रतिष्ठाका लागि आफ्नो सन्तान जिउदै चदाउन कसरी सकेका होलान ती बा आमा. अनि पश्चिम नेपाल नजानेको, नदेखेको छोरीहरुलाई छाउ गोठ मा राख्छन भन्ने शिछित, बैज्ञानिक, धनी kathamandu कसरि सदीयौ देखि साझी बस्न सक्छ होला. हाम्रो फूलबारीमा थुप्रै बचाउन पर्ने कुरा बचेनन तर जरैसित उखेल्नु पर्ने कुरा भने मौलाई रहे. न संबिधान अनुकुल छ न मानब अधिकार. १८ बर्ष मुनिको बच्चा जो सुकै, जे सुकै बहानामा प्रकिर्तिक रुपले बाच्न नपाउनु सरासर अपराध हो, भैलई एक्लै किन नपरुम मलाई मान्य छैन   
http://kathmandupost.ekantipur.com/news/2017-09-28/new-kumari-trishna-shakya-takes-reign-as-living-goddess-in-photos.html


महिनावारी हामी सबैको जिम्मेबारी Menstruation is Everyone's Business

It is mini handbook, included 67 questions related to menstruation, found in Nepal during a course of my work, study and experience. It could be useful to any kinds of scholars and activists around menstruation.
I wanted to publish it as handbook so would help in building confidence to initiate dialogue around dignified menstruation.


महिनाबारीको रगत, महिनावारी भएकी किशोरी वा महिला, महिनाबारी भएकी महिलाले प्रयोग गर्ने सामग्रीलाई लिएर नेपाली समाजमा चाहे विदेश होस् वा पश्चिम नेपाल वा पुर्बी नेपालमा विभिन्न मिथ्या, गलत धरान, ज्ञान, चलन, विश्वास भएको र बिसेष गरि अभियन्ताहरुमा अलिक दोधारे प्रबिती, अज्ञानता, शंका, आत्म बिस्वासको कमि महसुस भएकोले यो छोटो पुस्तिका तयार गरिएको हो. आशा छ यसले महिनाबारी सम्बन्धि परिबर्तन हुन् चाहने जुनसुकै विधा र छेत्रको जिम्मेवार नेपालीलाई सहयोगी पुस्तिका हुनेछ र समाज रूपान्तरणमा बलियो टेवा पुग्नेछ.  यो म सात वर्ष देखिको अनुभव, अभियानको क्रममा देश विदेशको देखे, जानेका, भोगेका, अनुसन्धान क्रममा देखिएका कुराहरुलाई उल्लेख गरिएको हो.

राधा पौडेल
अभियन्ता र लेखक
आश्विन २०७४

गौरिगंज, चितवन  

Wednesday, September 27, 2017

WHRD attacked over Witchcraft Allegation


Rajkumari Updathaya, 55 years, Women Human Right Defender (WHRD) was  attacked over witchcraft allegation in her apartment on Sunday, September 24, 2017. Thus, I was there for solidarity and support.





Media Coverage of Rally

Friday, September 22, 2017

Compatibility Assessment of School Textbook with Dignified Menstruation


Background:
The WASH consortium organized a regional workshop in Feb, 2017 at Tulshipur, Dang where the stakeholders across Nepal including activists, role models and government people gathered and declared a 15 points commitment for creating environment for dignified menstruation. Among them a commitment was develop a school curriculum from grade four to ten. Therefore, this workshop was organized in September 15-16, 2017 where total 40 participants working together represented as teachers, resource person, students, parents, government representatives from education, water supply and sanitation, health, women and child development, NGOs from Dang district.

Flood Observation and Support at Madi Chitwan, September 2017

Radha Paudel Foundation supported seven families to construct the house in coordination with local political leaders, youth clubs, women leaders, media. They were dalit, widow, person with disability and poor. They will finish their construction before Dashain.  I had meetings at Municipality officer with political leaders, hospital with medical team and hospital development commiitee for assessing the maternal and child health, spoke with local radio regarding women's right, menstrual rights, literature etc. I also have meetings and discussions on same issue with other key stakeholders and individuals. I went there by using three hours public bus from Bharatpur and walked here and there. There were flooded everywhere, I had crossed four rivers by using buffalo cart and returned with Sabitri on her bike (2 hours in bike).Here, I would like to extend to everyone who trust me from USA, UK, Nepal, Madi,my family and all.

Each passenger get off from bus while entering national park for Madi

धोको फेरेर रुन नपाएको दशैँ


सधै झैँ झन्डै २६ वर्ष पहिलेको दशैँमा बिहान सातै बजे घरमा मार हान्न गाउका दाइहरु आए. करिब छ बर्ष देखि नै मैले मार हान्ने कुरालाई तिलान्जली गरिसकेकोले घर भित्रै बसिरहे. यसरी बस्नुको पछाडी म साहाकारी भएकोले मात्र होइन, म माइनस भएको थिय. बर्खे बिदामा घरमा आउदा मैले महिनाबरिको प्रकिया बाआमसंग छलफल गरिसकेकोले मेरो घरमा पहिले पहिले झैँ महिनाबारी बार्ने चलन कमजोर बनिसकेको थियो तर दशैँमा सहुलियत पाउने नपाउने भन्ने कुराको परिछन हुन बाकी नै थियो.

दशैँ संग भल्किरहने मन

 आज भोलि बिस्लेशन गर्छु, बाहुन भएर पनि मेरो परिवार तेती धार्मिक भएँन. घर र मामाघर दुवै तिरका हजुरबा, आमाको भौतिक अनुपस्थिति, ठुलो परिवार, आर्थिक निम्नस्तर, बाहुन भए पनि कथित तल्लो जात.  केटाकेटीको मन त हो नि, छिमेकिकोमा घरमा पाहुना आउने, मिठो मसिनो पाक्ने, अलिक स्वतन्त्र भएर हिडेको देख्दा कता कता कल्पनामा आउथ्यो - हामी कहाँ पनि तेस्तै तेस्तै गर्न पाए . समय संगै कपालका केस्रा पनि पाक्छन क्यार केहि केहि फुरे जस्तो लाग्ने . केहि कुराले जिबन भर हसाउने कहिले फेरी चुक् चुकाउने.   

Wednesday, August 30, 2017

Dialogue on Dignified Menstruation at Dailekh

Dialogue on Dignified Menstruation at Dailekh, 21-28, August 2017 where we lost two 14 years and 19 years girls due to #menstrualrestriction by snake bites
Interaction with #faithhealers
Discussion with #Mother'sgroup
Group work and discussion with #politicalleaders
Home visit who are #rolemodels
Discussion with #students from grade 7,8,9,10
Singing and dancing during #teej2017
Interface program with CSOs
Spoke on dignified menstruation and #rishipanchami
Live speech over three FMs at Dailekh bazar



Soraj Shahi,Cameraman from Jumla, Myself, My dad Devi Prasad Paudel and Frankie Fathers, Camerawoman

Terai Flood 2017

As if the casualties are enough, Nepal encountered with serious flood from Jhapa (east) to Bardiya (west) along with Terai or Southern border with India, in between August 12-15, 2017. As like Earthquake, neither the government nor the other actors really prepared for the disaster response. The sorrow, pain, suffering was airing via social media and news. But there was no significant presence except the police and army who were busy in saving lives or crisis management.

I didn't see any presence of major political parties nor major political parties who are claiming that they are fighting for right for Madhesh, nor any organizations who worked in Terai and Disaster.
Action Works Nepal team has already on sport. I liked to go myself to assess the situation for coming up with innovative strategies where I have two objectives; i) HOPE: for the victims. Actions are louder than words. Everyone called for peace but when the time come no one ready for action so I determined to go even without having fund and team, ii) jealousy or role model: Jealousy could be negative word. Indeed, I wanted to encourage or inspire the Kathmandu and hill origin organization to go for support. I had only NPR 40,000 which was donated by Students from Florida University via Anila, 10,000 from Mona Shrestha and NPR 20,000 from my royalty of book 'Khalangama Hamala'. But I bought the materials about NPR 150,000 in credit with the help of GyanRatna Maharajan, President of X-Pose Nepal and went to Siraha by representation Radha Paudel Foundation (RPF). I got very warm welcome while travelling through Bhaktapur Sinduli Bardibas and Siraha in police check post. I had showed the book which was kept on cabin of Truck to get approval from security. I really thanked to everyone who supported for this support.


The details data will share later. The local peace maker promised to sent it because they lead the process where I had guide the ways as I had done and learned from Earthquake 2015 and Flood 2016.



This is the list of distribution at Itari, Siraha who were living in shelter or school due to flood  Page II

Coordination with local government, NGO workers, Human right defenders, Peace makers etc.

Thursday, August 17, 2017

Quick tips for supporting flood victims:



बाडी प्रभाबित छेत्रमा काम गर्न जाने साथीहरुले स्थानिय तहका बिविन्न छेत्रमा काम गर्ने स्थानिय मानब अधिकार कर्मी, स्थानिय सरकार, स्थानिय प्रशासनलाई समन्यय गर्नु भयो भने केही समस्या छैन।

मेरो अनुभबमा अब बिशेष गरी केटाकेटी,सुत्केरी, गर्वबती, अपाङ्ग, जेष्ठ नागरिक, एकल महिला र किशोरिहरुको बिशेष राहत दिदै,स्वास्थ्य समस्याको उपचार्, रोकथाम गर्नुपर्ने अबको प्राथमिकता हुनुपर्दछ ।

खेतिपाती नभएको, भये पानी खोलाले बगाएको, काम गरिखानलाई पानी तुरुन्त बिकल्प नभएकोले एकदमै चुनौती थपिएको छ। स्वबलम्बी बनाउदै जिबिकोपर्जनमा काम गर्नु पर्ने दोस्रो प्राथमिकता देखिन्छ।

भाषा र सस्किर्तिको अनुभब नभ्एका साथीहरुको जमात जानु भन्दा प्रतिनिधि मात्रै पठाएर पैसा र सामाग्री पठाउदा राम्रो देखिन्छ।  



Women's representation in Politics in Nepal

Women lose election NOT ONLY patriarchal mindset of political parties BUT ALSO women heavily occupied by patriarchal mindset (here we should...