Nepal moves to end practice of chhaupadi

After the custom of consigning menstruating women to outdoor sheds claimed three more lives, a new system of penalties offers hope of change. Written by Rojita Adhikari The Guardian Chhaupadi, the practice of banishing girls and women to a hut or shed when they have their periods, is common in Dilu Bhandari’s village in Nepal.…

New UN report on families in a changing world puts “women’s rights at their core”

While women’s rights have advanced over the decades, gender inequalities and other fundamental human rights violations within families persist, according to a report released by the UN’s gender empowerment agency. Written by UN Women UN Women’s new report, Progress of the World’s Women 2019-2020: Families in a Changing World, shows that families, in all their…