Latest from Elisha Shrestha
Pandemic makes life tougher for children with autism and Down syndromeBy Elisha Shrestha
Parents and child care experts say that the Covid-19 crisis has only exacerbated already existing challenges for children with development challenges--and there are no easy solutions in sight.
Period poverty in the time of a pandemicBy Elisha Shrestha
For the past five months, sanitary napkins have not reached many remote villages, forcing girls to go back to using unhygienic methods.
Gender inequality in education has widened during pandemicBy Elisha Shrestha
With families struggling financially, girls cannot focus on their studies as they have to help out in household chores and do not always have access to technology for remote learning.
How this social enterprise is sensitising society’s approach towards harassmentBy Elisha Shrestha & Ankit Khadgi
Fightback, since its inception in 2013, has not only been teaching martial art techniques to students but also vocal and mental skills that would help them take power away from perpetrators.
The pandemic is intensifying postpartum depressionBy Elisha Shrestha
With restrictions on movement, families cannot travel to extend support, and new mothers fear infection if they go for check-ups.
‘Jaat ko Prashna’, a talk show about caste discrimination airs on Kantipur TV tomorrowBy Elisha Shrestha
Actor Rajesh Hamal is returning to the small screen to host the 12-episode series.
As pandemic stops Nepali students from going abroad, consultancies and other businesses take a hitBy Aditi Aryal & Elisha Shrestha
Plans of thousands of students to study abroad have been either postponed or shattered due to Covid-19 related travel restrictions, and suspension of visa services.
Pandemic has once again thrown light on plights of Nepali women migrant workersBy Elisha Shrestha
Blanket ban on women from migrating overseas for employment has only encouraged labour trafficking and exploitation, labour migration experts and rights groups say.
More anxiety for Nepali students in the US with decision to send home those enrolled only in online classesBy Elisha Shrestha
Many universities, including Harvard, have decided to go online for the next academic year, meaning foreign students will not be legally allowed to remain in the United States.
Socially isolated and in financial despair, LGBTIQ individuals are taking their own livesBy Elisha Shrestha
The lockdown has taken away livelihoods and forced queer individuals back in with prejudiced families, leading to social isolation and failing mental health.
Music and dance keep people's spirit alive at quarantine centres By Elisha Shrestha
To lessen people’s stress and anxiety, a couple of independent groups in Surkhet have been providing free, socially-distanced entertainment sessions for people in quarantine.
A woman shares her family’s harrowing journey from India to Surkhet during pandemicBy Elisha Shrestha
Maan Kumari and her family were cruelly treated when they reached their hometown and at the quarantine centre they were accused of bringing the coronavirus.
Discrimination against Dalits continues to stain Nepal’s social fabricBy Elisha Shrestha & Aditi Aryal
Two recent incidents resulting in the killings of seven Dalit individuals have once again brought to light the uncomfortable fact that caste-based discrimination is alive and well.
Involving men in eliminating taboos surrounding menstruationBy Elisha Shrestha
As menstrual stigmas have largely been put in place and supported by men, their participation in uprooting these taboos is critical, gender rights activists say.
Couples locked down together are likely to have more sex, but contraception is difficult to come byBy Elisha Shrestha & Samiksha Baral
The lockdown has disrupted access to contraception, especially in rural areas, where there are still taboos against contraceptive use, and premarital sex.