Young Visionaries Project: Street Theater Raises Awareness of Inequity and Violence in Rural Nepal

In my previous blog post, I wrote about the one day free health clinic I organized in Mrigauliya in rural Nepal. Today I am going to share my experience of the other half of my Young Visionaries project: directing and producing the drama “Silent Scream.” The play is about early and forced…

Young Visionaries Project: Women's Health Clinic in Rural Nepal

Back in April, I won the International Women’s Health Coalition Young Visionaries 2010 contest and was awarded a grant to increase awareness of sexual and reproductive rights and health in rural Nepal. You can read my winning entry here. With the $1000 award, I organized a drama and conducted a one day free…

Sunita Basnet

In urban areas, women are educated enough and are aware of their rights; but as my own experience from rural village of Mrigauliya, Nepal reveals, we women do not have rights in our own body. Before marriage, we exist to support our parents and after marriage our body is  for our husbands and family members.