Voices from the Himalayas, Nepal

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Voices from the Himalayas, Nepal

As Nepal grapples with finding a political alternative to the Baburam Bhattarai-led government and awaits an election date, women in the Himalayan nation look to protect their rights within the constitutional framework.

At the forefront of this struggle for safeguarding the rights of women in the Hindu-dominated country stands Mohana Ansari of the National Women Commission. The first female lawyer from the minority Muslim community in Nepal, Mohana has been a working journalist, a polio campaigner and was appointed to the Commission in 2010.

(We invite our users to reda the full article published March 26 2013)