A complete mockery of gender equality: Draft of the Constitution of Nepal

As I try to understand the Draft Constitution of Nepal (as tabled by the Constituent Assembly on July 7), I realize how vulnerable I am as a woman in my own country. Clearly, the Constitution is treating me as a ‘second class citizen’ just because I am born a girl. First- a mother- I have no power to provide citizenship to my own child if … Continue reading A complete mockery of gender equality: Draft of the Constitution of Nepal

Why Indians Are Failing Their Daughters – International Women’s Day Special

India – the land of colorful cultural heritage; the land where goddesses are revered as powerful protectors and preservers, is also the land where nearly 44 million women were reported missing as of 2001.  Female infanticide (murdering a girl child right after birth), female foeticide (through sex-selective abortion), neglect of a female child, and abandoning female infants at birth are the reasons why the child … Continue reading Why Indians Are Failing Their Daughters – International Women’s Day Special

International Women’s Day – March 8th

March 8th is International Women’s Day and we share 3 important graphics about what’s affecting the lives of women around the world. Women are slowly taking control of their lives and international agencies have gone a long way to create slow and effective change. However, gender violence is real and women need more support to get out of violent situations. Women’s empowerment programs focus around … Continue reading International Women’s Day – March 8th