Tuesday, 9 August 2016

Dowry-related abuse rises in Nepal

Posted by Anup Baral August 9th, 2016 :
In the current time, Nepali society is facing ma ny problems like Women Ri ghts’ Violation, Child Rights Violation, poverty, unemployment, crime, drug peddling, impunity, etc. Among these problems, Violence against Women in the form of domestic violence, rape, sexual abuse, trafficking is on rising trend. One sort of dome stic violence faced by the women of Nepal and which is deep rooted in our country is the probl em of dowry system. The dowry system is one of the examples of ill- treatment practice to women in our society and has become a culture.

Dowry is the money, goods or estate that bride brings to groom home in her marriage. It was designed to provide newlyweds security and basi c needs but its meaning has changed, Dowry is now can be defined as forced financial and mate rial arrangement to be given by the parents of the bride to the parents of the gr oom as an essential c ondition of the marriage. It is one of the social evil but still practiced in our society as a culture.

Guide of the month: January 2018

Traveling gives us the opportunity to disconnect from our regular life. You get to forget your problems/issues for a few weeks, it can also help you figure things out that you would not have understood without the distance traveling can give you. We all have crazy schedules, work and a family to take care of, going away alone or with some friends can give you distance and perhaps even make you realize how important these people are for you. Like the saying says: we never know what we have until we lose it.

Another great benefit is the relaxation you get to do. It’s nice to live life to its fullest and enjoy a stress free time with yourself. Going on vacation lets us recharge our “batteries” by disconnecting us from our regular life. When we come back we feel invigorated and we are happy to be back in our day to day routine. It’s a very good stress remover that has a lot more to give than most people are willing to accept.

Traveling increases our knowledge and widens our perspective. To view new customs, different ways of living is fantastic for the mind. It gives us a new perspective about life and especially our life, it can help us change some of our habits or even create new ones. When I travel I usually make it a point to try new food, some cultures don’t have fries in their diet and they are all skinny, others use spices to give taste and not oils or fats. Discovering different values and ways to get by in life is really interesting. You also need to visit exotic new places and discover what this wonderful world has to offer.