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Against All Odds: Putting Knowledge into ActionIn Nepal, the average age of marriage for both men and women has been stagnant at 18 since 2011, despite policies passed by the government which raised the minimum age to 20 years old.Nepal currently has the third-highest rate of child marriage in South Asia. The Nepal Demographic Health Survey (NDHS) 2016 data shows that 39.5 percent of girls in Nepa...READ MORE >>
- RAMA NEPALI


Taking matters into their own hands: Mothers’ Group Bring Water FiltersIt takes almost half an hour for the women of Purano Gaun, Khola Tole, a village in Manthali Municipality 9 of Ramechhap district, to fetch water from the springs (padhero) and natural wells. The water is often dirty but it is still used for drinking, cooking, cleaning and for other household purposes. Not surprisingly, t...READ MORE >>
- BHADRA MAYA PULAMI MAGAR


Rukshana Bano Manihar is the mother of two children from Gulariya, Bardiya. She belongs to traditional Muslim community. She had no formal education and knows little about women’s reproductive health and benefits. It is difficult for her to bring any changes in her traditional life style. Her knowledge about women reproductive health increased while she was pregnant. During one of the field...READ MORE >>
- RUKSHANA BANO MANIHAR


Over the last 21 years, Chandreswor Chaudhary, the owner of a ‘paan pasal’ (betel shop) in Chandrapur, Rautahat, has been working relentlessly to change people’s behavior regarding FP, HIV and STIs. During the initial years of his business, he was hesitant to stock condoms in his shop, as he was ashamed of being labeled as a ‘sex promoter’ and ruining reputation among...READ MORE >>
- CHANDRAESWOR CHAUDHARY


A year ago while I was doing some household chores, I experienced intense pain in my lower abdomen, which I initially neglected thinking it would go away on its own. A week later, I experienced severe hip pain and white vaginal discharge. I was uncomfortable with sharing my situation with anyone, and refrained from visiting a medical facility. In the midst of this, I attended an awareness and info...READ MORE >>
- SHARADHA ADHIKARI


Recently I’ve been blessed with a baby boy, he is healthy and I too can say with pride that today I’m living a second and a healthy life. Before marriage, I was involved in regular sexual activities with my ex-girlfriend. I always insisted for intercourse without using any protection, as I did not feel like I needed any protection. When our relationship ended and I met another woman wi...READ MORE >>
- SUSHIL PANDEY


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