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International Women’s Day (IWD) is celebrated worldwide on March 8.The annual calendar event, according to United Nations, “is a time to reflect on progress made, to call for change and to celebrate acts of courage and determination by ordinary women, who have played an extraordinary role in the history of their countries and communities”.
This year International Women’s Day is being celebrated with the special 2020 theme, I am Generation Equality: Realizing Women’s Rights. Like many other countries, Nepal has announced a public holiday and has organized various events to mark the day.
Brickklin worker in outskrits of Kathmandu valley.
Women workers carry sand in a doko- kind of basket made from bamboo at a construction site in Pokhara.
Women walking down trial with their dokos in Pokhara
Children play along with their grand mother at a front yard in Sarangkot, Pokhara.
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The rise of food delivery companies in Kathmandu reflects the expansion of the city’s middle-class and their changing appetites.
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Changing weather patterns, a possible consequence of climate change, have already stopped apple farming in the region and are now threatening potato production.
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The government will need more vaccines and the funds to buy them to meet its immunisation goals
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The recent protests and public proclamations against the government’s various failings show the NCP needs to get its act together
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On becoming and unbecoming a citizen
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Women from the indigenous Sardar community have long been making mats and vases out of water hyacinth but now, they’re also learning sustainable dyeing methods.
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Violence undocumented is violence denied, and new writing from Kalimpong and Darjeeling — which includes Chuden Kabimo’s Song of the Soil — is correcting this historical wrong.
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Nepal’s prison system is inadequately equipped to deal with mounting coronavirus cases