As part of the 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence, Nepal chose to open the campaign with the issue of sexual harassment on public transport. With multiple studies indicating unacceptable rates of women being sexually harassed on public transport, it is almost a juxtaposition to see female tempo drivers coming to the foreground of public transport. But how are these women who drive tempos for a living actually faring with sexual harassment on public transport? And how effective has this year’s campaigning been?
By Saima Pun Dec 09, 2018
After years of high fertility rates and high growth of population, Nepal’s population scenario is rapidly changing. With the decline of fertility rate and birthrate, there is a gradual but drastic decline of the young population. If the government does not take actions, Nepal will be an aged society by 2054 from a younger nation.
By Keshab Poudel Nov 24, 2018
The inaugural session was commenced by The Honourable Vice President of India, Shri M Venkaiah Naidu, alongside Dr Kiran Kumar, Former Chairman of ISRO and Lt Gen DB Shekatkar, president of FINS. During the conference, over 30 presentations were delivered by an impressive array of scientists, academicians and diplomats on different space related subjects, such as space security, space tourism, the issue of space debris and challenges and opportunities of space partnership.
By A Correspondent Nov 24, 2018
The Nepal Britain Society is a friendship society established in 1964 and is over fifty years. Over the years, we have conducted many interesting functions and also have done social work and given money to many charities. We have also promoted the theater, art and music.
By Pratima Pande Nov 23, 2018
For the freed Haliays, formerly a bondage labor, of far-western and mid-western parts of remote Nepal, small scale livelihood support programs launched by INGOs like Lutheran World Federation-Nepal and community-based local organizations are the game changer. At a time when a large number of Haliyas of 14 districts of far-western remote Nepal are yet to receive the government compensation packages, the livelihood programs launched by LWF-Nepal have shown how economic empowerment brings social and political status
By Keshab Poudel Nov 03, 2018
This movement is not without its discontents, nevertheless. A lot of sceptics argue about the unparalleled power that is allowed to an accuser, especially to those who even have the liberty to stay anonymous. Sources of verification when inquired for even by the person against whom an accusation is made if not provided can bring into serious doubts about the validity of the accusation. Some also fear that innocent men can be harmed by this movement if women try to settle scores with them.
By Aditi Aryal Nov 03, 2018
Nepal and Suriname established formal diplomatic relations today. With the signing of a Joint Communiqué to this effect this morning, the two sides have agreed to further strengthen the friendship and cooperation at the bilateral level as well as in multilateral forums.
By NEW SPOTLIGHT ONLINE Oct 12, 2018