Sex Gender and Disability in Nepal

This book explores the sex lives of women with disabilities in Nepal, showing that many women suffer more than men despite prevailing disability policies that emphasize nondiscrimination against people with disabilities.

Sex  Gender and Disability in Nepal

This book explores the sex lives of women with disabilities in Nepal, showing that many women suffer more than men despite prevailing disability policies that emphasize nondiscrimination against people with disabilities. It also argues that far from general perceptions of women as asexual, women with disabilities are capable of leading highly creative and fulfilling sexual lives. Using critical sexual theory and postcolonial studies as critical frameworks, the book investigates the narratives of authors with disabilities, exploring policy gaps and the need for supportive gender and sexual policies through the words of those affected. In particular, the book analyzes five female Nepali authors with disabilities: Radhika Dahal, Jhamak Ghimire, Sabitri Karki, Parijaat, and Mira Sahi, demonstrating the need for supportive gender policies to address the emotional and psychological needs of women with disabilities. Overall, the book argues that disciplinary discourses in practice often consider sex or sexuality as taboo, barely recognizing women in the context of marriage and family, and therefore creating gaps between policies and marginalized narratives. This book provides important insights into sex and disability within the context of the Global South, and as such will be of interest not only to researchers working on Nepal but also to scholars across gender studies, disability studies, international development, and postcolonialism.

Disability Identity and Marriage in Rural China

For example, women with disabilities in Nepal were reported to experience gender discrimination regarding food, cloth, ... explore their sexuality and widen their definition of gender identity to more feminine and bi-sexual components.

Disability Identity and Marriage in Rural China

Based on data collected through in-depth fieldwork observation and interviews in Bai Township, this book examines how women with disabilities in rural Southwest China compensate for their disability identity through marriage. As the first book to theorize the married life of rural-based women with different types of disabilities, it provides a more holistic picture of their marital life by tracing the marriage process from mate selection to wedding ceremony, reproduction and role performance. It also generates a substantive theory grounded in the real experiences of women living with disabilities with Jing Yang arguing that these women are not passive victims in the marital process, but active agents who endeavour to minimize the risk of abuse and maximize security and satisfaction in their marriage. By examining the effects of fertility, patriarchy and village society on women with disability, this book will be of huge interest to students and scholars of many disciplines, including disability studies, sociology, social work, women's studies and Chinese culture and society.

Gender and Violence in Historical and Contemporary Perspectives

Count Me in Research Report on Violence against Disabled, Lesbian and Sex Working Women in Bangladesh, Indian and Nepal. New Delhi, India: CREA, 2009. 37 See note 28. 38 Razack, S. 'From Consent to Responsibility, from Pity to Respect: ...

Gender and Violence in Historical and Contemporary Perspectives

This book covers a range of issues and phenomena around gender-related violence in specific cultural and regional conditions. Using an interdisciplinary approach, it discusses historical and contemporary developments that trigger violence while highlighting the social conditions, practices, discourses, and cultural experiences of gender-related violence in India. Beginning with the issues of gender-based violence within the traditional context of Indian history and colonial encounters, it moves on to explore the connections between gender, minorities, marginalisation, sexuality, and violence, especially violence against Dalit women, disabled women, and transgender people. It traces and interprets similarities and differences as well as identifies social causes of potential conflicts. Further, it investigates the forms and mechanisms of political, economic, and institutional violence in the legitimation or de-legitimation of traditional gender roles. The chapters deal with sexual violence, violence within marriage and family, influence of patriarchal forces within factory-based gender violence, and global processes such as demand-driven surrogacy and the politics of literary and cinematic representations of gender-based violence. The book situates relevant debates about India and underlines the global context in the making of the gender bias that leads to violence both in the public and private domains. An important contribution to feminist scholarship, this book will be useful to scholars and researchers of gender studies, women’s studies, history, sociology, and political science.

Global Perspectives on Disability Activism and Advocacy

Opening this section, Pratima Gurung explores the activism of Indigenous women living with disability in Nepal and ... examination of disability and sex trafficking advocacy and activism, and why these two disparate movements have not ...

Global Perspectives on Disability Activism and Advocacy

This book explores the diverse ways in which disability activism and advocacy are experienced and practised by people with disabilities and their allies. Contributors to the book explore the very different strategies and campaigns they have used to have their demands for respect, dignity and rights heard and acted upon by their communities, by national governments and the international community. The book, with its contemporary global focus, makes a significant contribution to the field of disability and social justice studies, particularly at a time of major social, political and cultural upheaval. Global Perspectives on Disability Activism and Advocacy offers a significant intervention within the field of disability at a time of major social upheaval where actors, advocates and activists are seeking to hold onto existing claims for rights, equality and disability justice.

Embodying Motherhood

Gender, Subjectivity and Sexual Identity: How Young People with Disabilities Conceptualise the Body, Sex and Marriage in Urban India, Occasional Paper, CWDS, New Delhi, 2007. —— Introduction: Disability, Gender and Society', ...

Embodying Motherhood

Embodying Motherhood examines motherhood discourse in urban India, in the context of prevailing motherhood ideologies from a feminist perspective. The authors’ particular location as mothers and feminist scholars within an urban Indian setting and their diverse disciplinary backgrounds in social sciences and literary and cultural studies informs the interdisciplinary and intersectional framework of the book. The book engages with patriarchal motherhood ideologies and brings to the fore narratives of oppression and resistance. Covering a diverse landscape ranging from ancient myth and religion, psychoanalysis, care work, literature and cinema, the book explores the socio-economic and cultural frameworks within which women are constructed as ‘able’ or ‘disabled’ mothers. The notion of ‘deficit’ runs like a thread through the chapters, bringing to the fore the search for alternative and affirmative maternal subjectivities. The book contributes to an ongoing contemplation of the experience of contemporary motherhoods and seeks to engage with and transform motherhood discourse in India. It will be valuable reading for students and scholars of gender studies, psychoanalysis, literary and culture studies, and sociology, as well as all individuals who seek to find alternative ways of being mothers.

Women s Mental Health

For example, Self Help Groups (SHGs) are exclusively made up of people with disabilities in the rural and urban areas ... Research report on violence against disabled, lesbian, and sex-working women in Bangladesh, India, and Nepal.

Women s Mental Health

​This book focuses on the social and societal context of women's mental health. Drawing from multidisciplinary perspectives and scholarship, it pays particular attention to how women's mental health is experienced at the personal level, yet it is influenced by their relationships and interacts with the larger societal context (such as prevailing gender equality policies, income distribution, role burden, peace and security). Specific attention is given to the positive aspects of women's mental health (such as agency, resilience) and how women’s personal relations across diverse domains (such as family, work, neighbourhoods) are constructed and influenced by, and in turn influence, broader societal structures/ policies/ opportunities. A unique feature of this book is that, at the end of each chapter, there is a Response section written by a non-academic such as a community member, practitioner or policy maker in which the invited authors respond to the chapter texts in the form of narrative, poetry, and/or prose, according to their various backgrounds, interests, and experiences.​

The Palgrave Handbook of Gender and Migration

... that different bodies (sex, gender, ability, age) generate different possibilities and limitations. ... Tanzania and Nepal: 'By connecting across disability, gender, ethnicity and nationality, such initiatives not only disrupt ...

The Palgrave Handbook of Gender and Migration

"The handbook offers a timely report and comprehensive review of gendered migration. A great toolkit for the study of increased mobilities and persistent Inequalities in today's world." Pei-Chia Lan, Director of Global Asia Research Center, National Taiwan University "The editors have produced a very exciting handbook demonstrating the breadth and depth of the field of Gender Studies and Migration Studies. It represents a very welcome addition to the growing literature and covers a wide range of traditional and emerging topics and debates. This handbook also offers an impressive global coverage." Eleonore Kofman, Professor of Gender, Migration and Citizenship, Middlesex University London. This handbook adopts a distinctively global and intersectional approach to gender and migration, as social class, race and ethnicity shape the process of migration in its multiple dimensions. A large range of topics exploring gender, sexuality and migration are presented, including feminist migration research, care, family, emotional labour, brain drain and gender, parenting, gendered geographies of power, modern slavery, women and refugee law, masculinities, and more. Scholars from North and South America, Europe, Asia, and Oceania delve into institutional, normative, and day-to-day practices conditioning migrants ́ rights, opportunities and life chances based on material from around the world. This handbook will of great interest to students and scholars across a range of disciplines, including Women's and Gender Studies, Sociology, Sexuality Studies, Migration Studies, Politics, Social Policy, Public Policy, Area Studies Claudia Mora is Professor and Senior Researcher at the Technological Society and Human Future Center, Universidad Mayor, in Santiago de Chile. Nicola Piper is Professor of International Migration and British Academy Global Professor Fellow at Queen Mary University of London, UK.

The Routledge Handbook of Disability Activism

Are adolescent girls with a physical disability at increased risk for sexual violence? Journal of School Health 80(7), 361– 367. Amalo, P. E. (2013). Access for women with disabilities to sexual and reproductive health services in Lira, ...

The Routledge Handbook of Disability Activism

The onslaught of neoliberalism, austerity measures and cuts, impact of climate change, protracted conflicts and ongoing refugee crisis, rise of far right and populist movements have all negatively impacted on disability. Yet, disabled people and their allies are fighting back and we urgently need to understand how, where and what they are doing, what they feel their challenges are and what their future needs will be. This comprehensive handbook emphasizes the importance of everyday disability activism and how activists across the world bring together a wide range of activism tactics and strategies. It also challenges the activist movements, transnational and emancipatory politics, as well as providing future directions for disability activism. With contributions from senior and emerging disability activists, academics, students and practitioners from around the globe, this handbook covers the following broad themes: • Contextualising disability activism in global activism • Neoliberalism and austerity in the global North • Rights, embodied resistance and disability activism • Belonging, identity and values: how to create diverse coalitions for rights • Reclaiming social positions, places and spaces • Social media, support and activism • Campus activism in higher education • Inclusive pedagogies, evidence and activist practices • Enabling human rights and policy • Challenges facing disability activism The Routledge Handbook of Disability Activism provides disability activists, students, academics, practitioners, development partners and policy makers with an authoritative framework for disability activism.

Sexual Citizenship and Disability

Understanding Sexual Support in Policy, Practice and Theory Julia Bahner ... Sex, Disability, and the Ethics of Engagement. ... An intercategorical analysis of race, ethnicity, gender and disability in the Australian body politic.

Sexual Citizenship and Disability

What does ‘sexual citizenship’ mean in practice for people with mobility impairments who may need professional support to engage in sexual activity? The book explores this subject through empirical investigation based on case studies conducted in four countries – Sweden, England, Australia and the Netherlands – and develops the abstract notion of ‘sexual citizenship’ to make it practically relevant to disabled people, professionals in disability services and policy-makers. Through a cross-national approach, it demonstrates the variability of how sexual rights are understood and their culturally specific nature. It also shows how the personal is indeed political: states’ different policy approaches change the outcomes for disabled people in terms of support to explore and express their sexualities. By proposing a model of sexual facilitation that can be used in policy development, to better cater to disabled service users’ needs as well as furthering the theoretical understanding of sexual rights and sexual citizenship, this book will be of interest to professionals in disability services and policy-makers as well as academics and students working in the following subject areas: Disability Studies, Sociology, Social Policy, Sexuality Studies/Sexology, Social Work, Nursing, Occupational Therapy and Public Health.

People s development justice report

Data for this indicator should be disaggregated by age, income, location, marital status, disability and education level. 5.2.2 Expand to include women of all ages: Proportion of women and girls subjected to sexual violence by persons ...

People s development justice report

For the study, the four SDGs were reviewed as such WOREC has been relentlessly working since twenty six years on women’s health, gender equality, safe migration and advocacy on decent work and climate action in 9 different districts namely Kailali, Dang, Udayapur, Morang, Sunsari, Siraha, Dhanusha, Bardiya and Sindhuli. Though goal 8 and 13 are not being reviewed in HLPF this year, WOREC reviewed these goals being these its expertise areas so that the human and financial resources can be maximised in reviewing the implementation of SDGs at local level. WOREC’s human resources in aforementioned districts were mobilized to carry out focus group discussions and key informant interviews. During the data collection at the grassroots level, the community people were oriented on the basic knowledge on SDGs. Realizing that the local government officers such as women and children officers present in all the districts of Nepal are the key people to implement SDGs, WOREC facilitated orientations on SDGs, making them accountable to its execution. Additionally, awareness was raised among the networks and groups at the grass roots including women human rights defenders.

Ethical Issues in Counselling and Psychotherapy Practice

Chandana Baksi is a certified psychotherapist and trainer, with a special emphasis on gender and mental health. ... in two research studies on violence against disabled, lesbian and sex-working women in Bangladesh, India, and Nepal and ...

Ethical Issues in Counselling and Psychotherapy Practice

This edited volume comprehensively examines the critical ethical challenges that arise in the practice of counselling and psychotherapy. It translates philosophical positions and professional ethical guidelines in a way that can be applied to practice. The various chapters focus on specific ethical issues that emerge in working with a range of different client groups; for example, children, couples and families. While some ethical imperatives are common across the board, others could be more closely associated with certain client groups. Practitioners might experience uncertainty in working with vulnerable client groups; for example, lesbian/gay/transgender/intersex (LGBT) clients, or persons who report intimate partner violence. Several chapters raise questions, provide information and additional resources to enhance ethically informed practice. Chapter contributions also highlight the ethical dilemmas that might be unique to certain contexts; for example, private practice, schools and consultation-liaison settings. This volume also addresses contemporary and relatively less understood playing fields like ‘digital ethics’ related to therapist-client interface in the internet space and the navigation of ethical dilemmas in the newly emerging field of employee assistance programmes which address mental health needs in the corporate sector. Written by experienced practitioners of psychotherapy, and culturally contextualized, this is a valuable resource for academics and practitioners interested in psychotherapy and counselling.

Higher Education in Nepal

Thus said, factors contributing to social exclusion have included age, race/ethnicity, socioeconomic status, gender identity, sex, disability, sexual orientation, and even migration status (UN, 2016). Refugee populations exist as a ...

Higher Education in Nepal

This book presents a showcase of discussions and critical perspectives about Nepalese higher education. Its chapters cover topics such as the impacts of local sociopolitical changes and global forces on public and private education, emerging online and distance education, administrative and intellectual leadership, quality assessment, graduate employability, global mobility of students, and the contributions of global diaspora of Nepalese scholars. The central questions of the book are: What are some of the local and global academic interactions in Nepalese higher education and what are the current challenges and pathways for advancements and improvements? How can Nepalese higher education absorb twenty-first century values of quality education as external forces, while adapting new developments to local needs? How can scholars interested in Nepalese, South Asian, and international higher education create opportunities for scholarship and professional collaboration around research on higher education in this region of South Asia? What issues and perspectives can research and scholarship about Nepal’s higher education offer to international discourse in higher education? The book offers information and resources to international educators interested in the dynamics of Nepalese and, by implication, South Asian higher education by introducing key challenges in policy and programs, innovative changes in curricula, effective approaches in technology application, and strategies for future integration of global reforms in education.

Trans Lives in a Globalizing World

July 18, 2011. https://newrepublic.com/article/92076/nepal-census-third-gender-lgbt-sunil-pant. Knight, Kyle. ... n.d. “Trans/Disability: Disability, Queer Sexualities, and Transsexuality from a Comparative Ethnographic Perspective.

Trans Lives in a Globalizing World

This volume seeks to explore contemporary trans lives in a world that is both global and increasingly globalizing, examining the nuances of the rights, identities, and politics that make up the varied spectrum of what has come to be included under the largely Western imposed label of "trans". Trans identities and rights have become increasingly prominent in the social imagination in recent years, and in a growing number of locales have also become hot button political issues. As trans individuals are demanding, and gaining, their rights, these debates are bringing issues of trans lives to the forefront of politics and into social discussions in nearly every country in the world today. In a series of essays covering the key themes of Identities, Rights, and Politics, this interdisciplinary collection presents an international range of topics spanning human rights and asylum seekers, to the Hijras of South Asia, and gender-affirming surgeries, all placing trans lives in a global(ized) context. This is an important contribution from a diverse group of established and emerging scholars seeking to position trans and transgender research in a global framework. It will be of key interest to researchers in Trans Studies, Gender Studies, Sexuality Studies, Cultural and Media Studies, Sociology, Politics, and Anthropology and for introductory courses in gender and LGBT issues.

Gay and Lesbian Rights A Reference Handbook 2nd Edition

In addition, the Supreme Court of Nepal ruled in December 2007 that discrimination based on sexual orientation violates ... gender, sex, pregnancy, marital status, ethnic or social origin, colour, sexual orientation, age, disability, ...

Gay and Lesbian Rights  A Reference Handbook  2nd Edition

This thoroughly updated edition provides readers with the background and resources needed to understand one of the greatest civil rights issues of our time. • Includes selections from laws and court cases relating to various aspects of the gay/lesbian civil rights movement • Chronicles an exhaustive list of important events in the gay and lesbian civil rights movement in the United States and Europe

Inclusion Equity and Access for Individuals with Disabilities

That is why discrimination on the basis of gender and disability is a fact officially recognized by the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (UNCRPD) in Article 6 and Nepal has ratified the convention and Nepal's ...

Inclusion  Equity and Access for Individuals with Disabilities

The book provides multiple perspectives and insights on the area of Inclusion, Equity and Access for people with disabilities and brings together various inclusive effective practices from 21 countries across the world most comprehensively in one book. The book documents perspectives from educational researchers and teacher educators through first-hand experience using cutting-edge research and conceptual understandings, thought processes, and reflections. The book brings together various methodologies to expose scientific truths in the area of disability and inclusion. Chapter authors utilize a self-reflective stance, representing state of the art theory and practice for exploring notions of disability. Authors examine cultural relational practices, common values and beliefs, and shared experiences for the purpose of helping cultural members and cultural strangers better understand interdependent factors. Each chapter is an attempt to unravel a thought provoking, comprehensive, and thorough understanding of the challenges and abilities of individuals with disabilities shaped by their own culture, society and country, re-engaging the promise of scientific research as a generative form of inquiry. The book is designed to be of use to a wide range of professionals; researchers, practitioners, advocates, special educators and parents providing information and or discussions on educational needs, health care provisions, and social services irrespective of country and culture.

Microaggressions and Social Work Research Practice and Education

Exploring the status of reintegrated girls: A participatory study, Kaiali, and Kanchanpur, Nepal. ... Preventing racial, ethnic, gender, sexual minority, disability, and religious microaggressions: Recommendations for promoting positive ...

Microaggressions and Social Work Research  Practice and Education

While blatant forms of racism and discrimination have largely been condemned in our society, systematic oppression and racism can be manifested in a less obvious form, as ‘microaggressions’. The term, originally developed in the 1970s by Chester Peirce to describe the ways in which Black people were "put down" by their White counterparts, has since been expanded to describe both conscious and unconscious acts that reflect superiority, hostility, and racially inflicted insults and demeanors to marginalized groups of people. This book provides a platform for social work researchers, scholars, and practitioners to present their research, ideas, and practices pertaining to ways in which microaggressions and other subtle, but lethal forms of discrimination impact marginalized populations within social work and human services. Contributors discuss the impact of microaggressions in social work as they relate to race; gender and gender expression; sexual orientation; class; and spirituality. The book also examines curriculum, pedagogy, and the academic climate as targets for intervention in social work education. This book was originally published as a series of special issues of the Journal of Ethnic and Cultural Diversity in Social Work.

The Sociology of South Asian Women s Health

home- based work opportunities for disabled women and also women undergoing long- term health recovery plans; ... and social work monitoring within the homes for the financial and sexual exploitation of ill and handicapped women; ...

The Sociology of South Asian Women   s Health

This contributed volume is the first-known collection of essays that brings together scholarly review, critiques, and primary and secondary data to assess how sociocultural factors influence health behavior in South Asian women. The essays are authored by working scholars or healthcare practitioners from Bangladesh, India, and Pakistan. In the chapters, the contributors acknowledge social, economic, and environmental factors to recommend improved interventions and health policy for women of the region. Studies on South Asian women’s health have targeted clinical evidence, with less attention on social and environmental factors driving health recovery and health outcomes. The South Asian region, more than any other part of the world, is driven by traditional and cultural forces that are possibly the most significant factors determining a woman’s health awareness and her rights to adopt healthy behavior or pursue health recovery. Women of the region share a common culture and political history, and there are benefits to understanding their problems collectively in order to design joint improvements in health policy for women. Salient, but neglected, socio-political areas that influence health behavior and health outcomes in women of the region are covered in the chapters including: Oral Narrations of Social Rejection Suffered by South Asian Women with Irreversible Health Conditions Women’s Role in Decision-Making for Health Care in South Asia Poverty, Health Coverage, and Credit Opportunities for South Asian Women Refugee, Displaced, and Climate-Affected Women of South Asia and Their Health Challenges The Political Sociology of South Asian Women’s Health The Sociology of South Asian Women’s Health is a useful resource for students, researchers, and academicians, especially those interested in public health, gender, social policy, and occupational management, as well as healthcare practitioners, administrators, health and public policy-makers, government officers, and scholars of South Asian studies.

Feminism and Women s Rights Worldwide

117–18, privacy infringement hypothesis, 119, psychological thesis, 118, sexual abuse and gender harassment theories ... on Disability and Rehabilitation Research, 150 National Women's Law Center, 36 Nepal, sexual harassment in schools, ...

Feminism and Women s Rights Worldwide

"Feminism and Women's Rights Worldwide" is both a richly detailed history of the women's movement around the globe and a road map for the next stages in the ongoing fight for gender equality. In this landmark three-volume set, a remarkable team of contributors draws on a wealth of contemporary research to discuss pivotal events, issues, and controversies related to the global women's movement, with chapters addressing reproductive rights, sexual slavery, harassment, forced marriage, mortality in birthing, domestic violence and rape, job discrimination, pay inequities, women in leadership positions, and other crucial issues. Together these volumes offer today's generation the real story of feminism and a call to action for the next wave of advocacy in education, religion, politics, the military, personal relationships, the workplace, and the home.

Arguing for a Better World

citizenship identity available to those of a third gender, to end discriminatory legislation and policies, ... colour, caste, tribe, gender, sexual orientation, biological condition, disability, health condition, pregnancy, ...

Arguing for a Better World

The publication will reflect Lord Desai's work in diverse fields of the social sciences (economics, philosophy, political science) as well as his passionate commitment to the freedom and wellbeing of individuals, and his optimism about human progress and globalisation.

Global Intersectionality and Contemporary Human Rights

Table 6.1 Requests for disaggregated data, 2004 versus 2019 understanding that gender subordination intersects with other ... by gender, age, and disability, and for Latvia, in which the Committee requested data disaggregated by sex and ...

Global Intersectionality and Contemporary Human Rights

This title offers a new way to think about human rights and the type of harm caused by discrimination globally. It traces the growing recognition of intersectionality in the work of human rights organizations around the world. This work argues that these groups should look for ways to fully incorporate intersectional analysis into the work they do.