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Rekha Chose Education, Not Marriage!

Rekha Chose Education, Not Marriage!

Story from Kapilbastu under Education

Only 17, but Rekha Raidash, a Grade 10 student from Kapilvastu is already facilitating sessions in her village's self-help group (SHG). But until a year ago, things were entirely different. When her father decided to get her married, she had to give up her dreams to study further.

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Feeling more comfortable at school

Feeling more comfortable at school

Story from Mugu under Health

The IWP (Improved Washable Sanitary Pad) is handy and comfortable to use. While having menstruation, it was always uneasy to go to school and stay active. At times, I had to miss the classes too.

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Spreading his knowledge about menstrual hygiene

Spreading his knowledge about menstrual hygiene

Story from Nawalparasi under Health

Roshan*, a Grade 9 student at Janata Secondary School in Palhinandan, Nawalparasi, shared that he had confusions and numerous questions related to menstruation...

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Campaign to make eateries child labour free

Campaign to make eateries child labour free

Story from Dhading under Education

Along one of the busiest highways to Kathmandu, the Prithivi Highway, we see many small local eateries at various junctions. These local eateries are locally called ‘hotels’.

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Recharge pits to the rescue

Recharge pits to the rescue

Story from Bajhang under Sustainable Livelihoods

Bungal Municipality is facing lowering of groundwater levels as a result of recent changes in the local climate. To address this, 35 water recharge pits were dug in two locations, Wards 4 and 5 of Bungal Municipality, Bajhang.

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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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Receiving postnatal services at home

Receiving postnatal services at home

Story from Nawalparasi under Health

Postnatal check-ups were rare in two rural municipalities (RMs) of UMN's working areas – Pratappur and Palahinandan of Nawalparasi District, especially in the remote settlements which are far from health facilities. A mother of two daughters, Sabnam Dewan, 24, is one of the women who received postnatal care (PNC) at...

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Leading at 65 - Well done Kamala!

Leading at 65 - Well done Kamala!

Story from Doti under Good Governance

Life wasn’t at all easy for Kamala Devi 45 years ago, when she was abandoned by her husband. A young girl, barely 18, pregnant and with no husband is not an easy status in a village. She went through trauma, faced financial struggles, heard false accusations and was shunned...

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Overcoming conflicts just in time

Overcoming conflicts just in time

Story from Bajhang under Sustainable Livelihoods

Due to lack of job opportunities and income generation sources, most of Masta Rural Municipality’s men go to India to work for their household’s main source of income. But, the COVID-19 outbreak and lockdowns forced all migrants to return to their villages.

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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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