Empowering Women

Empowering Women

My family members and my husband used to say that I was an ugly, peasant woman. They told me that I cannot do anything. Married at a young age, Dhriti’s* life has been marked by tragedy and struggle. Of the four children she gave birth to, three died in their...
World Leprosy Day 2021

World Leprosy Day 2021

The COVID-19 pandemic has impacted our world in many different ways. Understandably, most of the world’s attention (particularly on health issues) has been given to the novel coronavirus. Of course, other health issues, such as leprosy, haven’t gone away,...
Helping Dreams Become Reality

Helping Dreams Become Reality

Parshuram, 13, lives alone with his mother in a tiny thatched house in Janaki Rural Municipality, Banke District. Parshuram’s father passed away before he was born, leaving them a small piece of land. Parshuram’s mother works for other families, performing household...
Breaking The Thatched Ceiling

Breaking The Thatched Ceiling

Jhampu is an elected member of the Kanakasundari Rural Municipality in Jumla, and represents one of the fourteen thousand women who have a seat in the local government. Since the introduction of Nepal’s Federal Constitution, the participation of women in...
Putting An End To Early Marriage

Putting An End To Early Marriage

Early marriage has deep roots in the Sunchhahari Rural Municipality of Rolpa, where it is common for children to elope and get married at an early age without the permission of their parents. The practice of early marriage is seen frequently around this community,...

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