Category: Nepal

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Why menstrual stigma continues to issue lives in Nepal

Kathmandu, Nepal – In Nepal’s far western Achham, a remote arid region where farming villages dot the foothills of the Himalayas, government and aid workers have walked from door-to-door for nearly a decade to advocate against chauupadi, an ancient Hindu ritual where women are banished from their homes during menstruation. Their ultimate goal is to…