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Women of Nepal

  1. 1. Current Status of Women in Nepal<br />And Personal Introduction<br />Sara R.<br />
  2. 2. Introduction<br />My name is Sara and I am from Rapid City, SD<br />I love the outdoors; rock climbing, bouldering, <br /> hiking, camping, going to the lake<br />I consider myself a feminist, don’t<br /> tell me I cannot do something <br /> because I am a woman. I will prove <br /> you wrong<br />I have an amazing supportive family <br />Life is good – no complains from me<br />Bouldering in the Black Hills of SD<br />
  3. 3. More about me …<br />I am a senior!<br />I am studying psychology and frankly I’m not sure what I plan on doing next in my life<br />Right now I should be studying for my GRE since I take it in October<br />When I’m not doing homework, I am working at one of our local Moorhead coffee shops, and I LOVE my job (probably because I love coffee and people)<br />
  4. 4. The Women of Nepal<br /><ul><li>I chose Nepal because I have had a unique interest in it since my friend went there and climbed Mount Everest
  5. 5. Someday I would love to go on a trek through the mountains and experience the Buddhist traditions and Nepali culture.</li></li></ul><li>What is Happening Now-The Women’s Foundation of Nepal<br />A group of professional Nepalese women started the group in 1988<br />Goal: to make social and economic opportunities available to women no matter what<br />They are working towards changing Nepal’s constitution to support women’s and children’s rights<br />
  6. 6. What is Happening Now<br />Nepal has a caste system with women always ranking below men (even their sons)<br />In home life women are inferior to their husbands, there is no equal partner system<br />Education is frowned upon for women; women’s literacy is 10% lower than the literacy rate in Nepal. Good news: more and more literacy programs have been implemented<br />If a woman does have a job she earns about 75% of what a male makes<br />Girls and women are forced into sex trafficking <br />(All information from Status of Women in Nepal by Deep Silwal )<br />
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  8. 8. Women and Reproductive Rights<br />I found quite a few articles on this topic<br />Nepal is the only country in the world where life expectancy for females is lower than males – this has to do with dangerous childbirth practices<br />Over 16% of women have become sterile voluntarily vs. only 7% of men<br />Women are supposed to be sexually naïve and rely on their husbands to be experienced in the “bedroom department”<br />
  9. 9. Nepal has a very patriarchal society<br />Women and girls receive less food than men and boys even though they prepared it<br />Women are second class citizens<br />BUT… more and more groups (NGOs and otherwise) are working to change the ways women are treated in Nepal<br />Women of Nepal<br />
  10. 10. andit can only go up and get better from here…<br />