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The 100% Project

by The Nepal Trust
The 100% Project
The 100% Project
The 100% Project
The 100% Project
The 100% Project
The 100% Project
The 100% Project
The 100% Project

Summary

The Nepal Trust is working in the district of Baglung in West Nepal with local organisations Daughlagiri Intergrated Rural Development Centre (DIRDC) and the Nepal Development Foundation to tackle and eradicate the illegal and dangerous practice of Chhaupadi. During their monthly period woman and girls are exiled from their homes and schools to unhygienic cow sheds or similar. They are considered unclean and a danger to the fragile purity of the home and traditional culture.

$230,000
total goal
$221,671
remaining
82
donors
0
monthly donors
8
months

Challenge

The illegal and discriminatory practice of chhaupadi which sees women and girls exiled from their homes and schools during the period of menstruation. Young girls are deprived of education for 25% of their lives and many from the poorest homes may miss out altogether.The lack of basic sanitary and hygiene facilities in schools prevents many girls from receiving a secondary education comparable with their male peers. They face problems such as period poverty, restrictions on work and mobility.

Solution

The 100% project will help to educate boys and men about menstruation in helping to change attitudes and break down stigmas. Provide education, sanitary supplies and materials for women and girls to sew their own pads. The construction of school incinerators will be used for the safe and hygienic disposal of sanitary waste.

Long-Term Impact

Completely eradicate the illegal and discriminatory practice of chhaupadi and empower girls in obtaining a full education.

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a PDF file (projdoc.pdf).

Resources

http:/​/​www.nepaltrust.org
The conversation, an academic report.
The Guardian - a news report.

Organization Information

The Nepal Trust

Location: Glasgow, Scotland - United Kingdom
Website:
Project Leader:
Jeroen Bergh
Glasgow, Scotland United Kingdom
* This project is competing for matching funds up to $250,000 while they remain.
through the July Bonus Day 2020. Terms and conditions apply.

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