The major founders of the society are women but even though they haven’t achieved equality with men.
Women in Europe and North America have made considerable progress toward equality with men.
Among world’s 1.3 billion poor people, its estimated that nearly 70 percent are women. More than billion women lives in poor, rural areas. Women participation in every sector is relatively low.
The condition of women in Nepal is vigorously horrendous. When whole world is walking along with ideas of feminism, women in Nepal is still struggling for their basic human right. More than 60 percent of women populace in Nepal are illiterate and are never expose to better opportunity. The problem has been there for ages and still continues with a very effective clasp to the society.
These problems are present in households, in educational institutions, at work, in society and at every possible corner in the country changing shapes according to the cultural values and economical standards.
The status of women in Nepal differs according to various factors like caste, economy, religion, geographical regions and also the society where they live in. Women in most of the community of Nepal are still treated as inferior and bears no rights to the parental property. They are rarely involved in decision making of family as well as nation.
They are hesitate to make political stance. Though these days new program has been held to increase women participation in various sectors. Reservation and empowerment program for women can be found in article of constitution of Nepal to encourage women however, it’s not well implemented in field.
With present gender based discrimination regarding menstruation, the society for women rights is still heaving in a dark abyss of orthodox belief. The major problems for women in Nepal are dowry, child marriage, domestic violence, gender based inequality and social taboos including taboos regarding menstruation i.e., Chaupaddi, untouchability.
Among all the social problems existing in the country we choose to work for abolishing the taboo named Chaupaddi as a step toward the women. We are working on Project Menstruation, which provides women empowerment through workshops, trainings, educational and public awareness classes. Our team is teaching women and men about health and sexual health in different villages, providing them workshops on sewing reusable menstruation pads and trainings as small scale industries exposing them towards a sustainable future.