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Bhumika Ghimire @bhumikaghimire ?

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  • Bhumika Ghimire commented on the blog post Because She is a Girl   2 years, 8 months ago · View

    Thanks Vanessa. You are right, this is an abomination. Unfortunately, the practice is still alive in Nepal and many part of South Asia. Women and girls need to be empowered through education and opportunities to break this cycle.

  • Bhumika Ghimire wrote a new blog post: Because She is a Girl   2 years, 8 months ago · View

    Bhumika Ghimire and Anuja Upadhyay Ideally shouldn’t marriages be a cause of celebration universally? But can it be so when the bride involved is a girl child? Millions of children (especially girls) throughout South Asia, Africa and Middle East are affected by early marriages resulting in high rate of maternal mortality as a result of [...]

  • Bhumika Ghimire wrote a new blog post: Prosperity is not helping India’s girl children   3 years, 4 months ago · View

    Just released numbers from India’s census shows a disturbing trend–even in rich, educated areas, parents are opting to carry out sex selective abortions in order to have a son. According to columnist Kalpana Sharma at The Guardian ,

    “Interestingly, the most skewed sex ratios are from states with the highest economic growth rate. So wherever there is wealth, to [...]

  • Bhumika Ghimire wrote a new blog post: Nepal: Shaming Womanhood   3 years, 5 months ago · View

    As a Nepali woman, I am ashamed to make this confession. For a week after my first period, I was kept in a dark room and not allowed to see any male relative. After I revolted, I was allowed to watch television from behind the curtains-which was in a common room of our joint family [...]

  • Bhumika Ghimire wrote a new blog post: Controversial Tourism Campaign Angers Women in Lebanon   3 years, 5 months ago · View

    Tourism campaign launched by Lebanese Ministry of Tourism has angered may women in the country. Layal Al Khatib at Global Voices Online blogged about the campaign and has translated a petition sent to the ministry by a women’s group demanding an explanation.

    “Your ad contains serious contradictions that we would like you answer: Firstly, we as women cannot pass our [...]

  • Bhumika Ghimire wrote a new blog post: Controversial Tourism Campaign Angers Women in Lebanon   3 years, 5 months ago · View

    Tourism campaign launched by Lebanese Ministry of Tourism has angered may women in the country. Layal Al Khatib at Global Voices Online blogged about the campaign and has translated a petition sent to the ministry by a women’s group demanding an explanation.

    “Your ad contains serious contradictions that we would like you answer: Firstly, we as women cannot pass our [...]

  • Bhumika Ghimire wrote a new blog post: Female infanticide on the rise in Nepal   3 years, 6 months ago · View

    In Nepal and in parts of South Asia, families tend to prefer baby boys; this has pushed many pregnant women to take extreme measures to make sure that they do not “shame” the family by giving birth to a girl. Female infanticide is one such measure and a recent report published at Nepal Weekly says that this [...]

  • Bhumika Ghimire wrote a new blog post: After Egypt: Saudi women want their rights   3 years, 6 months ago · View

    Euphoria in the Arab world after events in Egypt is still going strong and now Saudi women want to replicate the same in their country- at least when it comes to women’s rights. A quiet demand for change is gathering support online-through Facebook and Twitter. #Saudiwomenrevolution is building up support among the online community for more rights and [...]

  • Bhumika Ghimire commented on the blog post Miss Representation – A Film Review   3 years, 6 months ago · View

    i can’t believe that the agents asked her to remove Stanford MBA from her resume. what is about this culture that prides in looking stupid and shuns academic excellence?? beyond frustrated!!

  • Bhumika Ghimire wrote a new blog post: GOP Rep. Chris Smith is talking about “forcible rape”   3 years, 7 months ago · View

    Huffington Post has Keli Goff’s spot on commentary on abortion rights in America and how some politicians are now employing questionable ways to achieve their goal of denying a woman her reproductive rights.

    When I first heard that GOP Rep. Chris Smith was  introducing a bill to redefine the rape exemption allowed for Medicaid coverage of abortions to include [...]

  • Bhumika Ghimire wrote a new blog post: Afghanistan: Opium, poverty, and women   3 years, 7 months ago · View

    Time has a very interesting report on how Afghan infants are given pure opium by their mothers, just so that the child goes to sleep and they can work.

    “She unwraps it, breaking off a small chunk as if it were chocolate, and feeds it to four-year-old son, Omaidullah. It’s his breakfast — a lump of pure [...]

  • Bhumika Ghimire commented on the blog post Equating Slavery and Abortion: Where are the Women in this story?   3 years, 7 months ago · View

    true, it is about power and control. in denying women control over their body, these loons are not contributing anything to freedom.

  • Bhumika Ghimire commented on the blog post Philly Abortion Scandal: Total Disregard for Human Life and Dignity   3 years, 7 months ago · View

    i agree. abortion has to be legalized, not because a woman’s right to choose trumps baby’s right to life; but because if abortion is illegal, far many women will die and so will the babies. just look at this case in Philly, those new borns did not deserve that kind of death and the women [...]

  • Horror story coming out of Philadelphia, of an unqualified doctor performing abortions who allegedly killed babies born alive and endangered lives of numerous patients-one of whom, a refugee from Nepal died after anesthesia overdose , should enrage us all. This is not about being pro-life or pro-choice, this is about women’s health and poverty. The [...]

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