I was 20. It is time to do the dreadful act of terrorising people and myself; dry my washed panties and bras on a clothesline in the terrace. Is someone watching? I sneaked from my window. The neighbors were in their terrace drying Lapsi ko Maad and Masaura. Ugh! I can’t go down anymore. I … More Women wear bras and underwear!
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The Feminist forum of Province 3 was held in Kathmandu from 20th to 22nd February 2018 with the theme women’s right over their own body, labor and identity. Discussions revolved around affirmative representations of women in government positions and double standards associated with it. Heated discussions were about how women in the recent election … More LOOM at Feminist Forum Province-3
LOOM conducted Tweetathon on Comprehensive Sexuality Education (CSE) on 7th February 2018. The objectives of the Tweetathon was to have a productive discussion on CSE and to disseminate facts and information on the issue. Youth activists, advocates, Networks and organizations working on the issue of CSE participated in the discussion very enthusiastically expressing their thoughts … More Tweetathon on Comprehensive Sexuality Education (CSE)
Reminiscing time from my mid-adolescence; once I had a vaginal infection and went to a gynecological department of a government-run hospital near my house. I was very nervous in the first place because sexual health and reproductive health issues of young people is usually surveilled and tabooed. I mustered all my courage and visited the … More Young People are not beneficiaries, we are the Change Agents!
Sex has long been taboo for implicit reasons, any word attached to “sex” is stigmatised, and people become hyperventilated. People’s understanding of sexuality differs from each other; most understand sexuality as a synonym of sex and for them, comprehensive sexuality education is a method to teach about sex and sexual acts. Hence this confusion and … More Comprehensive Sexuality education is Right to information; Denial is discrimination!
In the last 20 years, the women’s movement in Nepal has relentlessly fought to address the unequal power equation that led to violence against women. In contemporary Nepal, the parameters of violence against women have broadened and so has the definition of a woman. It is time that we recognise gender identities and sexual orientation … More Sexuality and Violence Against Women Workshop
Feminist Forum Province no. 2 was successfully organized from 9-11 February 2018 in Lahan, Siraha with the slogan, “Women’s bodily integrity, labor and recognition is a pre-requisite of federal republic democratic new Nepal.” The primary issue discussed during the forum was ‘The challenges of human rights in the republic state and harmful traditional practices. Session … More LOOM at Feminist Forum Province-2
The term Comprehensive Sexuality Education is usually familiar for the people working for Sexual and Reproductive health and rights or adolescent, but for a layman its integration of three complex topics together. Before I join this sector 8/9 years back I didn’t have any understanding of the Comprehensive education, until I started exploring it intensely. … More Unpacking the education in Sexuality