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Daily Headlines in The Nepali Press

President Yadav visits flood hit areas

Himalayan Times, September 23, p.5

DIPAYAL: President Ram Baran Yadav today visited various flood hit areas of mid and far-west regions. Minister for Irrigation NP Saud, who is accompanying president Yadav, said they were distributing relief and temporary and long term grants to victims of the disaster. The President today visited various flood hit areas of Surkhet, Bardiya, Kailali and Banke. Freed kamaiyas of Tikapur region, squatters and other various organisations handed over a memorandum and demand letter to the president. Kailali Chief District Officer Bed Prasad Lekhak briefed Yadav about loss caused by the monsoon …more

End to VAW not possible without men's support‚ say activists

Himalayan Times, September 23, p.2

LALITPUR: Women right activists today said violence against women and girls was not going to end without support from men. Speaking at a press meet organised by Sancharika Samuha to disseminate information about ‘One Billion Rising Revolution 2015’, Kamla Bhasin, a women right activist, said that it was not possible to ensure the rights of women and end VAWG without support and participation of men. She called on all men across the world to participate in this campaign of VAWG. Stating that one in every three women in the world face violence, Bhasin said, since one billion women... more

EDITORIAL: Not enough

Himalayan Times, September 23, p.8

The crime of rape continues unabated or is even increasing in society, as the agencies working against this crime admit. This is despite all the efforts that have been made against rape, including the campaigns that have been launched from time to time by one or other organizations. But it appears naïve to assume that such campaigns will automatically contribute to reducing the number of rapes. This is because criminally minded people with lust are bent on resorting to such heinous acts whenever they get an opportunity, and in many cases, they create such opportunities through deliberate ... more

Rural kids suffer from disorders

Kathmandu Post, September 23, p.4

MAHOTTARI, SEP 22 -  A health camp held at Haripur, Sarlahi, on Friday and Belagachi, Mahottari, on Saturday has revealed that children in rural areas have been found suffering from various mental disorders as well as physical disabilities. The medical camp was organised by Late Chitra Bahadur Karki Memorial Foundation, Belgachi, Mahottari, in coordination with Self-Help Group for Cerebral Palsy (SGCP) located in Dhapakhel, Lalitpur…more

Imadol fully immunized VDC

Kantipur Nepali language daily, September 23, p.4

Lalitpur: Imadol VDC of Lalitpur district has been declared VDC with full immunization….

80 pc kids malnourished

Himalayan Times, September 23, p.6

PYUTHAN: A survey jointly released by District Education Office, District Health Office and Kalika Development Centre in coordination with Save the Children, revealed that more than 80 per cent children in the district were malnourished. The survey attributed poverty and lack of awareness as reasons behind the situation. “Women living under acute shortage of foodstuffs containing adequate nutrients during pregnancy and lack of nutrition for their newborns are major reasons behind children’s poor health,” said Dr Phanindra Baral, Chief of District Health Office, Pyuthan. ... more

Child rights to be ensured in new constitution: CA chair

Rising Nepal online

Kathmandu, Sept 22: Constituent Assembly Chairman Subas Nembang has said child rights would be ensured in a new constitution.
  Launching the National Letter Campaign initiated by various NGOs including Child Workers in Nepal Concerned Centre (CWIN) Nepal here today, he said the CA was working vigorously to issue the new constitution in the stipulated time.  The CA chairman called on the political parties to be more serious towards constitution writing, stating there was no alternative to promulgating a new constitution on the set timeframe…more

Rescued children felicitated

Himalayan Times, September 23, p.2

KATHMANDU: Child Workers in Nepal Concerned Centre, an organisation working in the field of destitute children and those who were in the streets, rescued many such kids man years ago. The rescued children are in their youth and well established in society in various fields. CWIN today organised a programme to felicitate these youths who once were rescued during their childhood by the organisation. Those rescued children, now in their youth, today shared their experiences as well and told the audience that in how vulnerable situation they were before they were rescued. Basu Rai, one of th......more

Four traffickers held

Kathmandu Post, September 23, p.4

JANAKPUR, SEP 22 - Police have arrested four people in connection to the abduction and selling of a child in the district. The suspects allegedly abducted a seven-month-old baby before selling the child for Rs 100,000. Rajesh Mandal, Kishori Mandal and Guliya Pasawan of Dhanusha and Shatrudhan Yadav of Mahottari were apprehended for the act, said police. The incarcerated were made public at the District Police Office amid a press meet on Sunday…more

Committees against human trafficking begins work

Rising Nepal online

Banepa (Kavre), Sept 22: Different coordination committees against human trafficking formed in 50 VDCs in Kavre district have started their works.    The committees were formed under the chairmanship of VDC secretaries with the coordination of different non-governmental organizations (NGO) to end the human trafficking as the cases of trafficking in women and children are on rise in the areas,  said Mayalu Tamang, chairperson of Nepal Tamang Women Association, Kavre….more

Children used to carry drugs of abuse

Annapurna Post Nepali language daily, September 23, p.5

Children are being used for trafficking illegal drugs into Nepal from India across Jogbani border. Groups which have been active in the illegal drug business for a  long  time have  now started using children…

Righting the wrong (opinion)

Neetu Pokharael & Som Niraula

Kathmandu Post, September 23, p.6

SEP 22 - In 2000, 189 member nations of the UN agreed upon a set of clear, measurable development goals. This translated into eight Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) aimed at eradicating extreme poverty and hunger, achieving universal primary education, promoting gender equality and empowering women, reducing mortality, improving maternal health, combating major diseases, ensuring environmental sustainability and developing a global partnership for development. Each of these goals was to be met by the end of 2015. The government of Nepal also endorsed the MDGs and incorporated the goals in its strategic plans.  ..more