Why These Nepalese Girls Are Speaking Up About Periods | NYT Opinion NYT 8 March 2019
The first time Cheryl Strayed heard the word “chhaupadi,”
she was standing on a rooftop in Surkhet, Nepal,
in November 2017, surrounded by teenage girls.
They were students at the Kopila Valley School,
where she and her husband, Brian Lindstrom,
had spent the previous week leading workshops
in writing and filmmaking.
Some of the girls had asked to meet after school
to talk about their lives;
they’d barely finished with introductions
when one tearfully told the
that she’d been banished from her home
and made to sleep in a cow she
when she began menstruating.
This is the way it was for many girls and women in Nepal,
they learned, as the other girls told us their stories.
Nepal: A Fragile State
Nepal: A Fragile State TooYoungtoWedPLUSI
a 7.8 magnitude earthquake
leveled the Kagati village in Nepal,
where 550 families were left homeless.
Forced into marriage
as young teens almost a decade earlier,
Niruta, 23, and Durga, 25,
found their already tenuous livelihood
decimated and the futures of their three children at risk.
has some of the highest rates of child marriage in the world
— 41 percent of girls and 11 percent of boys marry before age 18 —
the earthquake exacerbated the type of desperate poverty
that forces many young brides and grooms into marriage
before they are emotionally ready,
thereby creating a vicious cycle of scarcity and hardship.
An arranged marriage in Nepal.
Marie Dorigney has covered child labour,
the status of women and domestic slavery
Photograph: Marie Dorigny/MYOP
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The wedding of 16-year-old Anita
in February, in Kagati village,
just outside Kathmandu Valley, Nepal.
by Stephanie Sinclair/Too Young to Wed
Child, Bride, Mother: Nepal
APRIL 22, 2016
Nepal UK / USA
Lakshmi Saud, 19, right,
with her daughter Alisha, 3,
and Mathura Saud, 40,
were sharing a chhaupadi hut
in Dhungani with a third woman.
Credit Tara Todras-Whitehill
for The New York Times
Where a Taboo Is Leading to the Deaths of Young Girls
June 19, 2018
(be) banished to a 'menstrual shed'
Nepal's Child Goddess USA
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