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Jan. 18, 2021, 3:46 p.m.
Countries: Bahrain, Barbados, Belize, Burundi, Croatia, Ethiopia, Fiji, Finland, Guyana, Iceland, India, Israel, Japan, Kosovo, Maldives, Montenegro, Nepal, Portugal, South Korea, Taiwan, Turkey, Zambia
Variables: ABO-SCALE-1

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Jan. 3, 2021, 12:51 p.m.
Countries: Nepal
Variables: EWCMS-LAW-2

Nepal does not have conscription.
Jan. 1, 2021, 1:59 p.m.
Countries: Nepal
Variables: SEGI-PRACTICE-2

"'Mother has every right to pass on citizenship to her child,' Sapana Pradhan Malla quoted PM Koirala as saying. Oli said the 'and' provision was a mistake, which would be corrected" (para 8).
Jan. 1, 2021, 1:59 p.m.
Countries: Nepal
Variables: SEGI-PRACTICE-1

"Prime Minister and Nepali Congress President Sushil Koirala, CPN-UML Chairman KP Sharma Oli and UCPN (Maoist) Chairman Pushpa Kamal Dahal made the commitment jointly that the provision would be amended to guarantee citizenship in the name of mother as well. PDCC chairperson Baburam Bhattarai said that the new constitution would guarantee of issuance of citizenship s to children through matrilineal descent. He assured the delegates that the committee would start the process to change the provision. Election Commission chief Bhojraj Pokharel, former CA members Sapana Pradhan Malla and Khimlal Devkota, chairperson of National Women Commission Sesha Chand Tara, commissioner Manu Humagain, Chairperson of Sancharika Samuha, Nirmala Sharma, senior mediaperson Babita...more
Jan. 1, 2021, 1:59 p.m.
Countries: Nepal
Variables: GP-DATA-3, GP-DATA-4

"chairperson of National Women Commission Sesha Chand Tara" (para 6).
Jan. 1, 2021, 1:59 p.m.
Countries: Nepal
Variables: CLCC-LAW-1

"Top leaders of major political parties have committed to change the 'and' provision into 'or' allowing either of the parents to pass on citizenship to their children. A draft provision on citizenship , which is already approved by the Political Dialogue Consensus Committee (PDCC) in the new constitution states that both the mother and father have to be Nepalis for their child to be a citizen of the country...Prime Minister and Nepali Congress President Sushil Koirala, CPN-UML Chairman KP Sharma Oli and UCPN (Maoist) Chairman Pushpa Kamal Dahal made the commitment jointly that the provision would be amended to guarantee citizenship in the name of mother as well. PDCC chairperson...more
Dec. 31, 2020, 5:34 p.m.
Countries: Nepal
Variables: MURDER-PRACTICE-1

"Elderly and very young women have been burnt and stoned to death in Nepal, Papua New Guinea and Colombia" (para 3). "In Nepal the accused are often Dalit -low caste- women" (para 7).
Nov. 24, 2020, 10:44 p.m.
Countries: Nepal
Variables: SEGI-PRACTICE-1

“Nepal moves to increase penalties for acid attacks against women, and female politicians are seeking to enact harsher punishment for rape. Following a survivor-led campaign, the government of Nepal has introduced new laws to increase the punishment for offenders to up to 20 years in prison, and to control the sale of acid” (para 1).
Nov. 24, 2020, 3:42 p.m.
Countries: Nepal
Variables: SEGI-PRACTICE-1

“Initial interventions were done as sporadic informal discussions with CHWS [community health workers], says Aradhana Thapa, healthcare design director at the hospital. They were followed by regular discussions in 2017, and then by interventions in 2018-19. ‘We started with baby steps, to understand the issue and help provide a safe platform for CHWs [community health workers] to openly discuss and support each other. Last year we added a few more interventions, including social mapping and reaching more pregnant women,’ added Thapa in an email interview” (para 5-6). “CHWs [community health workers] have leveraged such local initiatives [to punish the practice of chhaupadi] in order to give up the practice, particularly...more
Nov. 24, 2020, 3:42 p.m.
Countries: Nepal
Variables: NGOFW-DATA-2

“Initial interventions were done as sporadic informal discussions with CHWS [community health workers], says Aradhana Thapa, healthcare design director at the hospital. They were followed by regular discussions in 2017, and then by interventions in 2018-19” (para 5).
Nov. 24, 2020, 3:42 p.m.
Countries: Nepal
Variables: SMPP-LAW-1

“It is easy to be cynical about recent reports of actions taken to end chhaupadi, the traditional practice in parts of western Nepal of segregating menstruating women. Since December, hundreds of the chhau sheds where women live during their periods have been demolished after the Home Ministry ordered district officials to strictly enforce laws that bar the practice. Local officials have warned they will withhold social security payments to anyone found to be involved in the practice of menstrual banishment” (para 1-2). “A 2005 Supreme Court decision outlawed chhaupadi, and a 2017 national law made forcing a woman to use a shed punishable by up to 3 months in jail...more
Nov. 24, 2020, 3:42 p.m.
Countries: Nepal
Variables: SMPP-PRACTICE-1

“It is easy to be cynical about recent reports of actions taken to end chhaupadi, the traditional practice in parts of western Nepal of segregating menstruating women. Since December, hundreds of the chhau sheds where women live during their periods have been demolished after the Home Ministry ordered district officials to strictly enforce laws that bar the practice. Local officials have warned they will withhold social security payments to anyone found to be involved in the practice of menstrual banishment” (para 1-2). “Many activists say that chhaupadi is just the most extreme form of the menstrual segregation that occurs throughout Nepal among women of all socio-economic groups, in rural and...more
Nov. 24, 2020, 3:42 p.m.
Countries: Nepal
Variables: NGOFW-DATA-1

“Is this [the campaign against chhaupadi] a tipping point? Could be. More positive news comes from Nyaya Health Nepal, the NGO that runs Bayalpata Hospital in Achham. It has 58 community health workers (CHWs), who are the hospital’s link to residents in the facility’s catchment area. Of them, 29 have not practised chhaupadi since working with Bayalpata and, according to the hospital, of the remaining 29, 25 have given up the practice since they started working there” (para 4).
Nov. 24, 2020, 3:42 p.m.
Countries: Nepal
Variables: SMPP-DATA-1

“It is easy to be cynical about recent reports of actions taken to end chhaupadi, the traditional practice in parts of western Nepal of segregating menstruating women. Since December, hundreds of the chhau sheds where women live during their periods have been demolished after the Home Ministry ordered district officials to strictly enforce laws that bar the practice. Local officials have warned they will withhold social security payments to anyone found to be involved in the practice of menstrual banishment” (para 1-2). “In one ward in Achham senior citizens’ allowances were reduced as punishment. It was effective because older family members have the strongest ties to beliefs that underlie chhaupadi,...more
Nov. 24, 2020, 3:42 p.m.
Countries: Nepal
Variables: MURDER-PRACTICE-2

“Since December, hundreds of the chhau sheds where women live during their periods have been demolished after the Home Ministry ordered district officials to strictly enforce laws that bar the practice. Local officials have warned they will withhold social security payments to anyone found to be involved in the practice of menstrual banishment. We have heard such threats from officialdom before, and many of the recently dismantled sheds were likely previously broken and rebuilt. But something does feel different now about the campaign to end the practice that has killed more than a dozen women and girls in the past decade, most of them from exposure to cold, a snakebite...more
Nov. 19, 2020, 1:28 p.m.
Countries: Nepal
Variables: AFE-SCALE-1

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Nov. 19, 2020, 1:28 p.m.
Countries: Nepal
Variables: GP-SCALE-1

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Nov. 19, 2020, 1:28 p.m.
Countries: Nepal
Variables: GP-SCALE-2

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Nov. 19, 2020, 1:28 p.m.
Countries: Nepal
Variables: GP-SCALE-1

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Nov. 19, 2020, 1:28 p.m.
Countries: Nepal
Variables: BR-SCALE-1

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Nov. 19, 2020, 1:28 p.m.
Countries: Nepal
Variables: MMR-SCALE-2

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Nov. 19, 2020, 1:28 p.m.
Countries: Nepal
Variables: ISSA-SCALE-1

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Nov. 19, 2020, 1:28 p.m.
Countries: Nepal
Variables: DV-SCALE-5

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Nov. 19, 2020, 1:28 p.m.
Countries: Nepal
Variables: DV-SCALE-4

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Nov. 19, 2020, 1:28 p.m.
Countries: Nepal
Variables: DV-SCALE-3

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Nov. 19, 2020, 1:28 p.m.
Countries: Nepal
Variables: DV-SCALE-2

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Nov. 19, 2020, 1:28 p.m.
Countries: Nepal
Variables: AOM-SCALE-3

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Nov. 19, 2020, 1:28 p.m.
Countries: Nepal
Variables: AOM-SCALE-2

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Nov. 19, 2020, 1:28 p.m.
Countries: Nepal
Variables: AOM-SCALE-1

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Nov. 19, 2020, 1:27 p.m.
Countries: Nepal
Variables: ERBG-SCALE-1

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