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Can Chaupadi end in Nepal?

2022 Mar 14, 16:44, Jumla

The Hima village municipality of Jumla has made an effort to end the practice of chhaupadi in the society. The village municipality has started an awareness campaign against the practice of chhaupadi in the first phase.

Himali Rokaya, vice-chairperson of the village municipality, said that various alternatives have been put forward to uproot the practice of chhaupadi as it is a social evil. Stating that women are being discouraged from doing things like Chhaupadi through vice-president program, he said, "There is deep discrimination among children. Chhaupadi practice is causing violence in the society. A campaign has been launched to eradicate both of them from the village municipality. The family has also been honored for giving the daughter the same property as the son and allowing her to stay at home during the chaupadi. ​​”

 The village municipality has honored Jira Rokaya, Muga Shahi, Dugal Shahi and Ananda Shahi for giving property to their son and daughter. Locals Khamba Shahi, Raj Bahadur Shahi and Debu Sunar, who did not practice Chhaupadi, have also been honored. In the campaign of building a non-discriminatory society, cooperation and support of all is needed. Society is still bound by the tradition of having many children just to have a son. Rokaya informed that the local government is working to end the work. Ran Bahadur Budha, chief administrative officer of the village municipality, said that the municipality has collected the details of 19 people giving ancestral property to their daughters.


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