An Open Letter to the Children

Dear Children, I know that this world must often seem confusing to you. It’s noisy, dirty and filled with adults scurrying about their busy lives without noticing you all that much sometimes. It’s filled with rules and people telling you what to do, mostly without asking what you want to ... Read More »

Nothing modern in this centuries…

On Tuesday, the world marked the International Day for the Abolition of Slavery, which commemorates the adoption of a U.N. resolution to stop all forms of human trafficking. But 28 years after this day was first observed in 1986 and 33 years since slavery was abolished worldwide, human trafficking is ... Read More »

Menstrual Hygiene Explored: Dignity

Chhaupadi – The curse of menstruation A woman died in the August floods in the far western region of Nepal this year – simply because she was menstruating. It may sound archaic and unreal but these kinds of incidents are not uncommon in mid and far west Nepal. Unfortunately, I ... Read More »

2014 Human Development Report Published

The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) has published the 2014 Human Development Report. The report, titled ‘Sustaining Human Progress: Reducing Vulnerabilities and Building Resilience’, considers vulnerability and resilience through a human development lens, for the first time in a global Human Development Report. The 2014 Human Development Report summary states: ... Read More »