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Change begins with me – a husband!

Change begins with me – a husband!

Story from Nawalparasi under Peacebuilding

Prakash Chandra Kewat, a gender champion of UMN’s Gender Equality Project, once thought that women were meant to stay at home and cover all the household work. Since childhood, this was what he saw and learned. As he grew up, he never saw his father engage in any...

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The curse that turned into a blessing

The curse that turned into a blessing

Story from Kapilbastu under Peacebuilding

Seven-year-old Jahirum Islam was born with cerebral palsy in Kapilvastu District. Born with a disability in a Muslim community meant that many people believed this was a curse. For six years he stayed at home doing nothing but lying on his bed.

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Tiny little feet are ready to walk

Tiny little feet are ready to walk

Story from Bajhang under Peacebuilding

Born with clubfoot and as the first child in his family, the news of Sangeet’s physical disability had deeply saddened his parents and family members. And as he grew older, he couldn't stand on his own feet like other children. Due to the family’s poor financial situation, they had only a shallow...

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Bringing together Hindu and Muslim Youth

Bringing together Hindu and Muslim Youth

Story from Kapilbastu under Peacebuilding

Promoting peace and community between Hindu and Muslim youth is an important part of UMN’s work in Kapilvastu District. Today young minds are being transformed and the community is coming together, making changes for the better.

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The Power of Drama

The Power of Drama

Story from Sunsari under Peacebuilding

Ayesha Khatun, currently studying in Grade 10, comes from a Muslim family in Sunsari. The legal age of marriage is 20 for both men and women in Nepal, but despite this law girls are still married off early. Child marriage in Ayesha's village (a Muslim community) is not a new thing.

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I am Kausilya

I am Kausilya

Story from Rupandehi under Peacebuilding

Twenty-two-year-old Kausilya Chaudhary belongs to the Madhesi Terai community and lives with her family in Rupandehi. She has one son and one daughter. She is a good facilitator of her adolescent group. In her part of the Terai there is a tradition that daughters-in-law are called by the birth place name or name...

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AHT Story

AHT Story

Story from Rupandehi under Peacebuilding

The term "Anti-Human Trafficking" conjures up images of risky raids on seedy warehouses or shady premises in the red light district. That is certainly part of the story, but UMN's Anti-Human Trafficking projects approach the issue from a different starting-point, that of prevention.

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Unexpected Success

Unexpected Success

Story from Doti under Peacebuilding

Karan Nath lives in Kahamekhola, Doti. He is the son of Yagya and Nabina Nath. Karan was born with bilateral club feet, so he was not able to walk without assistance.

UMN's Doti partner, Disabled Service Organisation, collects and files information about differently-abled children in the district. Karan Nath was one of them. He was selected and received the opportunity of UMN rehabilitation treatment services.

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Reunion of Heart and Heartbeat

Reunion of Heart and Heartbeat

Story from Dhading under Peacebuilding

Hari Maya Tamang and Suni Maya Tamang, from Jharlang VDC are of similar age and were very close friends like heart and heartbeat. There wasn't a day when they did not meet one-another. 5 years ago they had a small dispute and they suddenly stopped talking and meeting one another.

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Balu - a Rehabiliation Ambassador

Balu - a Rehabiliation Ambassador

Story from Bajhang under Peacebuilding

It's a sad, but common story. A little child is lying beside the open fire, left in the care of older siblings while the parents are out working in the field. His brother, just a small child himself, is playing with kerosene. Suddenly, the fire flares up. The older children escape, but the baby is badly burned.

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