क्रमिक रूपमा बढ्दै गएको दाइजो प्रथाले दिन प्रतिदिन हाम्रो समाजमा ठूलै चुनौती दिएको छ । विवाह गर्दा तिलक लिनु वा दिनु हुँदैन भनेर कानुनमा स्पष्ट किटान गरिएको छ । तर व्यवहारमा भने तिलक दाईजोको लेनदेन अहिले झन् बढ्दै गएको छ । नेपालको सामाजिक व्यवहार (सुधार) ऐन, २०३३ मा विवाह हुँदा तिलक वा दाइजो लिन दिन हुँदैन र यदि कसैबाट तिलक लिने वा दिने गरेमा सजाय हुने कुरालाई स्पष्ट व्याख्या गरिएको छ । नेपालका सबै जात जातिमा देखासिखिको रूपमा झाङ्गिदै गएको दहेज प्रथाले तराईका केही समुदायमा झन् गहिरो जरो गाडेको छ ।
दहेज दहेज दहेज
मिथिलाके व्यथा दहेज
माए–बापसँ रोटी छिनलक
धीयासँ छिनलक सेज
Hunger, poverty, discrimination, exploitation, violence and misuse of resources are the major problems and challenges that humanity has been facing today. Over exploitation or misuse of natural resources, misuse of chemical inputs on the farm lands, green house farming have created a number of challenges that has threatened life of biological organisms including human beings as well as existence of planet Earth. Our traditional villages have all of these and other anomalies and problems at micro-level.
Nepal has committed itself to the Millennium Development Goals (MDG), 2000. Since then, Nepal has gone through many transformations: an armed conflict has ended; a monarchy has been abolished; the creation of a democracy has begun; a constituent assembly elected, dissolved and second constituent assembly elected; abortion has been legalized. However, while there has been a move towards equality and democracy, the status of women still remains a concern.
The real change will not happen if we don’t change the way society thinks about women's body, work and sexuality. Therefore, there is a need to speak clearly about sexual rights as the issue has been silenced even in “progressive and politically correct spaces.”
SRHR can be a strategic tool of challenging social norms that discriminate individuals who ascribe to different sexual behavior and practices than that of the predominant one. As mentioned earlier, it can create a platform where alliances can be made with various groups that have been vulnerable to abuse because of their identities. The future focus on SRHR should be able to create spaces for conversations to impact broader structures of power.
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WOREC Nepal is a national Non-Government Organization (NGO) working in partnership with local people, I/NGOs, GOs and WHRDs for the promotion of Human rights and sustainable community development based on social justice.