KMC to make women independent thru entrepreneurship development – The Himalayan Times – Nepal’s No.1 English Daily Newspaper

https://thehimalayantimes.com/kathmandu/kmc-to-make-women-independent-thru-entrepreneurship-development KATHMANDU, OCTOBER 10 Kathmandu Metropolitan City has issued the ‘Women Entrepreneurship Development Procedure, 2021’ in a bid to make women living inside the metropolis self-dependent by developing, promoting, and institutionalising women entrepreneurship through their economic empowerment. The procedure published in the Local Gazette last week envisages conducting women entrepreneurship development programmes at the ward… Continue reading KMC to make women independent thru entrepreneurship development – The Himalayan Times – Nepal’s No.1 English Daily Newspaper

Pregnant women in rural Achham still dying for want of timely medical care

https://kathmandupost.com/sudurpaschim-province/2021/10/09/pregnant-women-in-rural-achham-still-dying-for-want-of-timely-medical-care On October 1, Purnakala Nepali from Rahaf in Turmakhad Rural Municipality-1 died due to excessive bleeding while giving birth to her baby at a local health post. Health workers say the 30-year-old died due to delivery complications. “Nepali was eight months pregnant. According to her family members, she had been experiencing stomach pain and… Continue reading Pregnant women in rural Achham still dying for want of timely medical care

National Women Commission gears up its activities – The Himalayan Times – Nepal’s No.1 English Daily Newspaper

https://thehimalayantimes.com/kathmandu/national-women-commission-gears-up-its-activities KATHMANDU, OCTOBER 4 The National Women Commission has stepped up its activities in recent days. The constitutional body, established with the objective of protecting the rights and interests of women, has especially geared up its works after getting full shape last December. It had no office-bearers for the past three years. The chairperson and… Continue reading National Women Commission gears up its activities – The Himalayan Times – Nepal’s No.1 English Daily Newspaper

Pregnant women are at high risk from Covid-19 but are no priority for vaccine

https://kathmandupost.com/health/2021/10/04/pregnant-women-are-at-high-risk-from-covid-19-but-are-no-priority-for-vaccine At least 354 maternal deaths have been reported since March 24, 2020, the day the country went into its first lockdown to control the spread of the coronavirus. Of them, at least 44 pregnant women had Covid-19-like symptoms. “Some of the deceased were confirmed from laboratory tests to have contracted the virus and some… Continue reading Pregnant women are at high risk from Covid-19 but are no priority for vaccine

Delta increases Covid-19 risks for pregnant women; Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine antibodies gone by 7 months for many

https://kathmandupost.com/world/2021/10/02/delta-increases-covid-19-risks-for-pregnant-women-pfizer-biontech-vaccine-antibodies-gone-by-7-months-for-many The following is a summary of some recent studies on Covid-19. They include research that warrants further study to corroborate the findings and that have yet to be certified by peer review. Delta variant increases risks for pregnant women Compared to coronavirus cases earlier in the pandemic, infections with the Delta variant lead to… Continue reading Delta increases Covid-19 risks for pregnant women; Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine antibodies gone by 7 months for many

Women and activists see red over pink tax

https://kathmandupost.com/national/2021/09/25/women-and-activists-see-red-over-pink-tax On Thursday, a group of 20-25 youths staged a protest at Maitighar in Kathmandu to press the government t0 scrap tax on feminine hygiene products, including sanitary pads. The protest was prompted by some social media posts suggesting that the government had increased tax on sanitary napkins. Amid the public outcry and protests, the… Continue reading Women and activists see red over pink tax