Nepal | August 07, 2020

Livelihood training empowering Dalit women in rural areas

Himalayan News Service
Share Now:

File – A Dalit woman of Swamikartik Rural Municipality talking to media, in Jukot, on Wednesday, June 21, 2017. Photo: THT

Kathmandu, July 7

When Gita Pariyar, a Dalit woman from Gorkha, began mushroom farming at her house, she was not supported by her family.

“They scolded me for ruining the house which was partly damaged by the earthquake. But I didn’t give up and continued my work,” she shared at a programme organised by British Council here today.

Now, Gita earns nearly Rs 40,000 every month. “Seeing my success, my in-laws and husband have started supporting me. If I get the budget from the rural municipality, I will build a separate mushroom home that can empower women in my village,” shared Pariyar.

Similarly, Binda Bika from the same district said she was also providing mushroom farming training to villagers. She said, “Earlier I had to depend on my husband for everything, but now I am able to earn and can support my family.”

State has provided different quotas and opportunities for Dalit women. If they grab the opportunity, they can empower themselves,” said Akim Shrestha, executive director, Training Institute for Technical Instruction, CTEVT. She said CTEVT provided Dalit women technical support and livelihood training.

British Council Nepal, Dalit Mahila Utthan Sangh and Nepal Rastriya Dalit Samaj Kalyan Sangh with financial support
of European Union have been providing Dalit women from Gorkha and Siraha empowerment training. These training have so far benefitted 1,202 Dalit women.

Speaking at a programme, Jim O’ Neill, acting country director of British Council said individual achievement could change a family, community and then country. Individual achievement is the key to take the country towards the  path of development. “Country must focus on the individual entrepreneurship which will empower not only an individual but the entire country,” he said.


A version of this article appears in print on July 08, 2017 of The Himalayan Times.


Follow The Himalayan Times on Twitter and Facebook

Recommended Stories:

More from The Himalayan Times:

Ayurveda university infrastructure development board formation order issued

KATHMANDU, AUGUST 5 Bidushi Yogmaya Ayurveda University Infrastructure Development Board Formation Order-2020, issued by the Ministry of Education, Science and Technology, stipulates a nine-member board under the chairmanship of a person appointed by the Government of Nepal. Its members includ Read More...

Banke district

Seven govt offices in Banke district sealed

NEPALGUNJ, AUGUST 5 COVID-19 was detected in a government employee for the first time in Nepalgunj on July 27. A female staff working at the Banke Transport Management Office tested positive for the virus. Since then, employees in seven government offices have contracted the deadly virus in th Read More...

Bharatpur

Encroachment blamed for inundation

CHITWAN, AUGUST 5 Encroachment of the main city area of Bharatpur Metropolitan City and the canal of Narayani lift irrigation project has caused inundation of the city area. Construction of road in the area and building of structures by burying the canal has led to inundation in the city, said Read More...

Kailali

Body left to rot in hope of resurrection

TIKAPUR, AUGUST 5 “Religious belief of bringing the dead back to life” has allowed a dead body to rot. The mortal remains of a man of Tikapur-1 of Kailali district started stinking after a pastor in the locality assured the family of the deceased that the deceased would resurrect with his pra Read More...

30 rape cases in 4 years in Darchula

DARCHULA, AUGUST 5 Darchula, the district in Sudurpaschim state, reported 30 cases of rape and attempted rape against women and girls in the past four years. According to Darchula District Police Office, most perpetrators are from within the circles of families, relatives and are known to the Read More...

Facebook, Twitter pull Trump posts over coronavirus misinformation

Facebook Inc on Wednesday took down a post by US President Donald Trump, which the company said violated its rules against sharing misinformation about the coronavirus. The post contained a video clip, from an interview with Fox & Friends earlier in the day, in which Trump claimed that ch Read More...

US steps up campaign to purge 'untrusted' Chinese apps

WASHINGTON: The Trump administration said on Wednesday it was stepping up efforts to purge "untrusted" Chinese apps from US digital networks and called the Chinese-owned short-video app TikTok and messenger app WeChat "significant threats." US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said expanded US efforts Read More...

61 per cent of industries totally shut during the lockdown

KATHMANDU, AUGUST 5 Sixty-one per cent of industries across the country remained completely shut during almost four-month-long lockdown imposed by the government from March 24 to contain the spread of the coronavirus, as per a study report on impact of COVID-19 released by the Nepal Rastra Bank ( Read More...