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The Women In Nepal: Meet The Women Of Steel

We additionally discovered that the various cultural practices surrounding menstruation had been affecting their psychological health. Despite being nicely educated about durations, women didn’t really feel capable of struggle taboos when so many senior people of their family, the neighborhood, and their faith believed in them. The Nepali government has set up quarantine facilities around the country, but they’ve been critcized for being unsafe for ladies.

To change this crude reality, some women with titanium spines are combating to convey mild on the finish of the tunnel. They are Nepal’s Women of Steel, who are changing lives and getting into new fields like Tourism. I was intrigued to know more about them but I didn’t have the means to achieve out.

We have one of the best information of the issues and struggles that discrimination causes, which is why I’d encourage women in Nepal to get involved in human rights activism. It’s challenging in fact, but even a small change gives us hope and satisfaction.” “But for there to be true gender equality in Nepal, we need to empower women economically and socially. We must fight in opposition to our country’s patriarchal mindset that views women as lower than men, and which means educating both men and women.

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Additionally, extension services often assume that women aren’t farmers, and thus, don’t present info and technology directly to women (e.g. Arun 1999). Securing and recognizing women’s land rights might enhance welfare by not solely putting assets within the palms of girls, but by rising agricultural productivity and thereby growing the entire quantity of sources available. This rationale is often termed the effectivity argument , however growing agricultural efficiency can enhance welfare as properly. The first variant of this argument notes that a substantial number of farmers are women whose productivity is hindered by gender norms.

Many of these companies are offered by women, giving them their very own supply of revenue. And when women have control over their earnings, the well being, education and diet of whole families benefit, and the leadership and social dynamics of their communities change.

I was launched to menstruation as a state of impurity and a curse of God in 1980. I actually have observed that people in Nepal resist any discussion on menstruation.

That an educated woman would even fleetingly think about refugee standing abroad as a ‘solution’ to securing her kids’s future, factors to a profound sense of helplessness. The Maheela Cooperative is a fair-commerce organisation run by The Women’s Foundation Nepal that produces scarves, textiles and necklaces. Many women, after leaving the Shelter Home, work there, while the children play at the WFN’s Child Care Center or research at WFN’s violence-free college. The handicrafts are mainly exported to Europe and US/Canada and help the WFN to fund its initiatives. The first advice to the government of Nepal, and government elsewhere, is to contemplate menstruation-related discrimination as a human rights issue and to vary the conversation from hygiene to dignity.

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A nation where the world’s highest mountain, Mt. Everest, is worshipped as a mom , 70 percent of ladies are subjected to gender discrimination. The World Economic Forum’s 2016 Global Gender Index reveals that Nepal ranks one hundred and tenth out of one hundred forty four international locations on gender parity.

We have all been patriarchal societies and proceed to be, to various degrees. But it’s a legacy that is holding each country again – notably so when gender discrimination is sanctioned by regulation and prevents entry to citizenship. Discriminatory nationality laws provide perception into the state’s position that regardless of whatever else is written, rights and obligations are ultimately defined by gender. “If my daughters turn into refugees overseas, will they then be able to get a nationality? ” This was the question being asked by Deepti Gurung, a Nepali woman unable to safe Nepali nationality for her children born in Nepal, despite making an attempt everything attainable for a few years.

Rashmila instructing self-defence“We have worked with internationally renowned martial artists, and our instructors are all martial artists with black belts. Besides the physical techniques, we help women to establish dangers and educate them about the regulation and their rights. I was able to resist that man’s advances as a result of my household’s financial position was robust and I had different options for work – I used to show in a school.

The global community is speaking about “Leaving No One Behind” as a slogan of the Sustainable Development Goals but how will it’s attainable without sustaining the dignity of menstruating girls and women? Thus, I loudly say that the worldwide group just isn’t prepared to deal with the multifaceted and sophisticated menstrual problem yet. Amnesty Nepal workers“It’s so necessary that ladies are on the forefront of conversations about these points.

Suman Pandey, the Chairman of PATA and Founder of Explore Himalaya, pitched in and organised meetings with these courageous girls. A petite 5-foot woman, traditionally clad in a sari, captivated the viewers together with her soul-stirring presentation. From a girl asking a palm reader“Will I ever climb Mt. Everest”, to climbing the Seven Summits of the world; she has come a great distance. Her story did not finish at scaling all the Seven Summits, it started from there. Using their platform, they empower ladies from an underprivileged background to win over life’s loftier mountains like illiteracy, baby marriage, and human trafficking.

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These actions do not converse concerning the influence on setting as a result of sanitary pads and the best to choice of a lady or woman concerning menstrual products. There are so many menstrual merchandise which reinforce the hygiene but don’t guarantee the dignity of women and girls.

Many influential and intellectual folks have blamed and threatened me. The world grew to become extra open to it after the United Nations Human Rights Council talked about menstruation within the context of the right to water and sanitation in 2014. Thereafter, NGOs began working for and donors have began funding packages to spread awareness about menstruation.

Authoritiesarrested three men on June 15 for allegedly gang-raping a woman who was quarantining at an empty faculty in Lamkichuha. The assault spurred protests and public anger, in addition to demands for better amenities. The government says it’s committed to bettering the amenities, however many still have issues. Campaigners say few are punished as victims not often file complaints towards their own members of the family. Om Prakash Aryal, a human rights lawyer, urged police to arrange their own reports and file circumstances in courts if victims feared coming forward.

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Governor Kihika mourns Lawyer Kiplenge

Governor Kihika said Kiplenge will be remembered as a soft-spoken but sharp lawyer who diligently undertook his assignments.

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Juma Kiplenge

Nakuru Governor Susan Kihika has sent a message of condolence to the family, friends and relatives of advocate, Juma Kiplenge.

In her message, Governor Kihika said Kiplenge will be remembered as a soft-spoken but sharp lawyer who diligently undertook his assignments.

“His passing on has robbed Nakuru of a son who purposed to right wrongs and conscientiously represented his clients,” she stated in her message.

She added that the firebrand lawyer will especially be remembered for his role in advocating for the rights of the marginalized Ogiek community.

Juma passed away on Friday, October 7, 2022, while undergoing treatment at a hospital in Nairobi following a short illness.

The body has since been transferred to Umash Funeral Home in Nakuru awaiting burial on Friday, October 14.

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List of newly elected MCAs in Nakuru County

The following are the Nakuru County elected MCAs following the 9th August General elections. The United Democratic Alliance party (UDA) got the most number of seats at 39

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The new County Asssembly of Nakuru chambers

The following are the Nakuru County elected MCAs following the 9th August General elections. The United Democratic Alliance party (UDA) got the most number of seats at 39. The Jubilee party managed 6 seats, while the Safina party won 1 seat. Seven of the MCAs were elected as independent candidates. Out of the 55 elected MCAs, 8 are women.

Naivasha Constituency MCAs 2022

  1. Maiella – Gituku Jane Wanjiru (UDA)
  2. 2. Naivasha East – Stanley Karanja (UDA)
  3. 3. Maai Mahiu – Eliud Kamau Chege (UDA)
  4. 4. Biashara – Elijah Mwaura (UDA)
  5. 5. Viwandani – Mwangi Muraya (UDA)
  6. 6. Lakeview – Alex Mbugua (UDA)
  7. 7. Hellsgate – Virginia Gichanga (Jubilee)
  8. 8. Ol’Karia – Peter Wanjala Palang’a (ODM)

Gilgil Constituency MCAs 2022

  1. 9. Gilgil – Rose Njoroge (UDA)
  2. 10. Malewa – Francis Mungai Kuria (UDA)
  3. 11. Eburru Baruk – Michael Gathanwa (UDA)
  4. 12. Elementaita – George Nene (Safina)
  5. 13. Morendat – Peter Njoroge (UDA)

Subukia Constituency MCAs 2022

  1. 14. Subukia – Isabella Makori (UDA)
  2. 15. Waseges – Elijah Murage (Independent)
  3. 16. Kabazi – George Talam (UDA)

Bahati Constituency MCAs 2022

  1. 17. Bahati – Grace Mwathi (UDA)
  2. 18. Kabatini – Leah Ng’ang’a (Independent)
  3. 19. Kiamaina – Paul Waweru Warege (Ka Wambui) (UDA)
  4. 20. Dundori – James Gathuita Mwangi (UDA)
  5. 21. Lanet Umoja -Mwangi Ngarama (UDA)

Nakuru Town East Constituency MCAs 2022

  1. 22. Nakuru East – Anthony Kamau (UDA)
  2. 23. Menengai – Wilson Mwangi (Jubilee)
  3. 24. Flamingo – David Kihumba Muraya (Independent)
  4. 25. Biashara – Fadhili Msuri (UDA)
  5. 26. Kivumbini – Neto Sakwa Alukutsa (Independent)

Nakuru Town West Constituency MCAs 2022

  1. 27. Rhoda – John Macharia (UDA)
  2. 28. London – Benard Gattuso (Jubilee)
  3. 29. Barut – Ben Kirui (UDA)
  4. 30. Kapkures – Robert Ruto (UDA)
  5. 31. Kaptembwa – Peter Kanjwang’ (ODM)
  6. 32. Shabaab – Macharia Wathiai (UDA)

Rongai Constituency MCAs 2022

  1. 33.Solai – Nixon Morogo (Independent)
  2. 34. Soin – Ellibas Naburuki (Degualle) (UDA)
  3. 35. Mosop – Dr. Alex Lang’at (UDA)
  4. 36. Menengai West – Isaac Kiptisya Rottok (UDA)
  5. 37. Visoi – Hellen Chemutai (UDA)

Njoro Constituency MCAs 2022

  1. 38. Njoro – Hezy Ndung’u (Independent)
  2. 39. Nessuit – Samuel Tonui (UDA)
  3. 40. Mauche – Moses Koros (UDA)
  4. 41. Mau Narok – Cyrus Dida (UDA)
  5. 42. Kihingo – Simon Kamau Karanja (Jubilee)
  6. 43. Lare – Phillip Wanjohi (Jubilee)

Molo Constituency MCAs 2022

  1. 44. Molo – Joseph Ngware (UDA)
  2. 45. Marioshoni – Ben Lang’at (UDA)
  3. 46. Elburgon – David Njuguna (Independent)
  4. 47. Turi – John Mwangi Macharia (Jubilee)

Kuresoi South Constituency MCAs 2022

  1. 48. Keringet – William Mutai (UDA)
  2. 49. Tinet – Paul Lang’at Alvin (Drilit) (UDA)
  3. 51. Kiptangich – Rose Mutai (UDA)
  4. 52. Amalo – Robert Lang’at (UDA)

Kuresoi North Constituency UDA MCA nominees

  1. 53. Sirikwa – Emmanuel Lang’at (UDA)
  2. 54. Kamara – Joseph Kipng’etich (Chemutwet) (UDA)
  3. 55. Kiptororo – Alex Bor (Kipyek) (UDA)


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Nakuru to host World Bee Day celebrations

The Apimondia Regional Commission (ARC) President, Mr David Mukomana, in a statement, said the three-day program will include technical tours to see beekeeping within Nakuru County and any other areas, exhibitions, seminars and the actual celebrations.

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Bees on a honey comb

Nakuru City will this year host the Regional World Bee Day (WBD) celebrations from the 18th – to the 20th of May 2022.

The yearly event is commemorated to raise awareness about the importance of bees and other pollinators for humanity in food security, global hunger eradication, and environmental and biodiversity conservation.

Under the theme; “Bee engaged: Celebrating the contribution of bees to the environment, food security and income generation to mankind.”

The forum will share knowledge from across the world, and draw the attention of the public and decision-makers to the importance of protecting bees as well as halting the further loss of biodiversity and degradation of ecosystems following the Paris Agreement.

FAO estimates that bees contribute to the pollination of food worth between $ 235 and $ 580 billion every year and that their decline continues to strain food systems.

Intensive farming practices, excessive use of agrochemicals, habitat loss, and adverse effects of climate among other issues have been identified as key hindrances causing the depopulation of bees and loss of colonies.

With such challenges, there is a need to come up with solutions that are resistive to the increasing bee population globally.

According to FAO, Kenya ranks third in Africa after Tanzania which is the largest producer of honey and produces approximately 31,405 tonnes annually while Angola ranks second producing about 23,500 tonnes annually.

As of 2020, Kenya’s production of honey was at 17,801 tonnes, up from 13,877 tonnes the previous year, this is a change of 28.28%.

Speaking during a past apiculture stakeholders’ workshop, State Department for Livestock Production Principal Secretary, Mr Harry Kimtai, expressed concern that new pests and farm pesticides have hit colonies hard.

“We’re collaborating with devolved units to halt the alarming depletion of bee colonies. Bee colony multiplication initiatives include capacity building, beekeeping equipment distribution, and bee bulking,” revealed PS Kimtai.

Despite the potential of honey production and the benefits of apicultural activity, very little income accrues from the activity.

The government in its progress, in the Big Four Agenda on 100% food and nutrition security, is committed to enhancing honey production from 25,000 tonnes to 38,000 tonnes by the year 2022.

Beekeeping offers an alternative source of livelihood and protects biodiversity and should ideally be established away from human interaction with enough bee forage and all-year-round availability of water to provide favourable conditions for beekeeping.

Nakuru County Executive Committee Member for Agriculture, Livestock and Fisheries, Dr Immaculate Maina, says that, ‘’bees have become increasingly endangered with one million species facing extinction. Thus, beekeeping should be embraced as an alternative environmentally friendly income-earning enterprise.”

‘’We hope that by hosting this event, we will be able to proactively assist in the opening up of our county by giving marketing opportunities and investment prospects in the apiculture industry,” Dr Maina noted.

“We also anticipate important topics discussed during the three-day forum, such as the role of women in the sector as those most affected by climate change, solutions to save our bee species from extinction, and how we can continue to rely on pollinators to save us from the current climate crisis,” she concluded.

Acting CEO of the Apiculture Platform of Kenya (APK), Mr Frederick Otieno Odera, says that beekeeping has significant potential in Africa to improve rural incomes and diversify livelihoods.

“We hope the commemoration of the National World Bee Day will showcase new technologies and sustainable measures from across the world in the apiculture industry and provide sustainable solutions to save our bees in the current climate crisis,” said Otieno.

The Apimondia Regional Commission (ARC) President, Mr David Mukomana, in a statement, said the three-day program will include technical tours to see beekeeping within Nakuru County and any other areas, exhibitions, seminars and the actual celebrations.

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