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Period Kaa Kura- Nepali Podcast

Nepali, Cultural, 1 season, 77 episodes, 1 day, 4 hours, 3 minutes
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Period Kaa Kura is a Nepali Podcast by Shristi Kafle and Priyanka Budhathoki, breaking the rooted silence on menstruation and debunking myths, taboos, and stigmas associated with menstruation in Nepali society. This is a movement to end menstrual discrimination by creating a space for all menstruators to represent their voice and break the taboos. Today, Period Kaa Kura has become a platform for menstruators to speak about the silenced issue: PERIOD. We are committed to raising our voice for dignified menstruation.
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Episode 77 Menstrual Hygiene Emergency #MHDay2024

On this International #MenstrualHygieneDay, we bring you a special episode highlighting the critical issues of menstrual hygiene in Nepal. In the remote regions of Karnali and Far-West Nepal, many women and girls struggle to access basic menstrual products and sanitation. Join us as we talk with Sushila Kumari Thapa Magar, the Gender and Social Inclusion Director at USAID Karnali Water Activity. She shares her personal experiences and insights into the challenges faced by women in these areas. Learn about the significant policy changes needed, the role of activists, and the inspiring community initiatives making a difference. Tune in to hear powerful stories and expert insights on this important issue. #MHDay2024 #MenstrualEquity #PeriodKaaKura #SustainablePeriods #AccessToDignity --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/period-kaa-kura/message
5/28/202424 minutes, 39 seconds
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Episode 76 Sustainable Period Hygiene in Kalikot

May is International Menstrual Hygiene Month, and in this special episode, we take you to Matela Village in Kalikot, Nepal. Women who previously had no access to menstrual products are now making their own pads from available cloth at home. These women, who used to be confined to their houses or forced to live in sheds (Chaugoth) during their periods, can now speak freely about menstruation. This transformation is a small but powerful example of the change we hope to see across all communities: dignity and access to menstrual hygiene for every woman. --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/period-kaa-kura/message
5/17/202425 minutes, 48 seconds
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Episode 75- Eco-Friendly Period Talk with Miss Nepal 2023

In this episode of Period Kaa Kura, Miss Nepal World 2023, Srichchha Pradhan shares her experiences with period stigma, menstrual products, and the importance of sustainable menstruation practices. She also shares some tips on making your period smooth and easy, as she says, "Taking care of your health is taking care of nature. --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/period-kaa-kura/message
3/5/202424 minutes, 55 seconds
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Episode 74- Menstruation to Menopause

When it comes to period, there are many misconceptions and misinformations in Nepal. Right from the first menstrual cycle to the end, called menopause, the topic always goes through shyness, fear, and shame. In this episode, let's hear why we should initiate open discussions on this topic, not just for the good health of menstruators but also for their overall well-being. --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/period-kaa-kura/message
1/19/202430 minutes, 47 seconds
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Episode 73- महिनावारी विदा: सुविधाको अवसर वा विभेदको बढवा?

Lumbini Province made headlines recently by introducing menstrual leave policy. But what does this mean for Nepal? In this episode, we unpack the buzz around this decision and dive into what it signifies in the context of our country. Plus, our co-host, Shristi, takes us behind the scenes of the 5th International Dignified Menstruation Celebration. Listen to what dignified menstruation activists are doing in their community. --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/period-kaa-kura/message
12/26/202328 minutes, 43 seconds
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Episode 72- Living with PCOS

Did you know that a lot of people who have periods—up to 7 in 10—might have something called Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS)? But most don't even know it! It's not just about irregular periods; it can also lead to infertility and cause other health issues, making life a bit tough. Let's hear from gynaecologist Dr. Smeena Pradhananga as she shares her expertise on PCOS—what causes it, signs to look out for, and how it's treated. PCOS isn't just about numbers. It's a complex web of experiences, emotions, and challenges that extend far beyond irregular periods. It stands as the commonest cause of anovulation and a significant factor in infertility. But it doesn't stop there—PCOS is associated with a range of long-term health issues that impact both physical and emotional well-being, affecting the lives of those navigating its twists and turns. --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/period-kaa-kura/message
12/12/202322 minutes, 7 seconds
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Episode 71- Himal Pari Ko Katha

In this episode of Period Kaa Kura, our co-host Shristi Kafle takes us to the picturesque landscapes of Mustang, uncovering the hidden narratives of menstruation amidst mountainous challenges. Living in the mountains is tough, but for those who menstruate, it's an added struggle. Shristi connects with girls in Mustang, listening to their own hurdles they face concerning menstrual hygiene. From the scarcity of resources to innovative coping mechanisms, this episode presents a candid conversation about the resilience and resourcefulness of these young women.  --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/period-kaa-kura/message
11/28/202323 minutes, 18 seconds
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Episode 70- Emotional Wave in Period

During period, one feels various kinds of emotions, like irritability, anger, sadness, crying, and oversensitivity, among others. Some feel nervous and anxious too. In this episode, we discuss emotional and behavioural signs and symptoms. Let's hear from educator and co-founder of My Emotions Matter, Dr. Bhawana Shrestha, on how to navigate these emotions and enhance your well-being. --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/period-kaa-kura/message
10/17/202333 minutes, 28 seconds
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Episode 69- Menstruation in Mountains

What happens when you climb above 8,000 metres while menstruating? Is it comfortable, manageable, or even possible? We asked this question to mountaineer Purnima Shrestha, who recently conquered the 8,000-metre-high Manaslu mountain while on her period. Listen to this podcast to hear her inspiring story of overcoming the stigma associated with altitude and successfully climbing mountains without supplemental oxygen, all while managing her period.  #mountaineering #Period #PeriodPodcast #Periodtalk --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/period-kaa-kura/message
10/7/202331 minutes, 44 seconds
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Episode 68- Redesigning Rishi Panchami

This Rishi Panchami, how about redefining traditions and empowering ourselves by embracing the strength of our menstruation rather than washing away 'sins''? Rishi Panchami is a Hindu festival celebrated in Nepal to honor and seek forgiveness from the Sapta Rishis (Seven Sages), marked by rituals and reflection on purity and righteousness. Rishi Panchami can be seen as discriminatory against women due to its reinforcement of menstrual taboos, exclusion from religious activities, negative impact on self-esteem, restrictions on daily life, and perpetuation of harmful gender stereotypes. --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/period-kaa-kura/message
9/19/202321 minutes, 30 seconds
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Episode 67- किन रोकिएन छाउपडी प्रथा?

The recent death of a 16-year-old girl in the Baitadi district of Nepal during menstruation is a disturbing example of Chhaupadi risk. This practice of isolating menstruating individuals has endangered the lives of countless girls and women in western Nepal. Despite the government's criminalization of this practice and the dismantling of the 'chhau goths' or huts the question remains: Why does this practice still exist? Why have we failed to stop it? In this episode, we discuss the tragedy and current initiatives. Let's look at where we failed to put an end to this unlawful practice. --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/period-kaa-kura/message
8/23/202324 minutes, 38 seconds
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Episode 66- Bleeding Without Shame

Imagine going through your period without using pads, cups, or tampons. It might sound unconventional, but it's all about personal choice. Some see it as a revolutionary act, while others view it as a movement to break period taboos. Listen to this episode as we explore the concept of free bleeding, discussing its history, how it's done, pros and cons, and getting ready for it. Let's bleed freely, without any shame! --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/period-kaa-kura/message
8/8/202322 minutes
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Episode 65- I'm not a woman, but I'm menstruating

It's time to expand our understanding of menstruation beyond women. This groundbreaking episode explores menstruation beyond gender. Listen to this episode with the remarkable Shuby Bhattarai, an inspiring LGBTQI rights activist, poet, and artist, who identifies themself as trans-masculine. In a society where discussing menstruation outside of cisgender women remains a challenge, we try to put light on this side of stories. Through Shuby's insightful perspective and experience, we'll explore the complexities of non-binary, queer, and trans menstruation experiences. --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/period-kaa-kura/message
6/27/202325 minutes, 59 seconds
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Episode 64- Is It Not Time We Diversify Menstrual Activism?

#MHDay2023 Tune in to this episode as we delve into the critical conversations on menstrual rights activism, its profound impact, and the urgent need for inclusivity in the movement. In this episode, we bring you stories of remarkable activists who are paving the way for change. First, we meet Pooja Bista, co-founder of Untold Period Stories, an inspiring advocate for menstrual rights.Next, we heard from Lal Saran Chalaune from Dolpa, a dignified menstruation activist and another passionate advocate for dignified menstruation Rinku Thakur from Parsa, Nepal.Listen Now: Inspiring Stories and Empowering Conversations on Menstrual Rights Activism. Together, let's rewrite the narrative and build a world where menstrual rights are recognized, respected, and protected for everyone. --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/period-kaa-kura/message
5/28/202326 minutes, 43 seconds
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Episode 63- Getting to the Root of PCOS

Going through irregular periods or no periods at all? Getting facial and body hair growth? Acne on the face and headaches? This might be a sign of polycystic ovary syndrome. The polycystic ovary syndrome is caused by an androgen imbalance. Ovarian cysts, irregular menstrual cycles, and facial and body hair are common symptoms. Women with PCOS produce extremely high levels of male hormones. This hormone imbalance causes their bodies to skip menstruation and makes it more difficult for them to conceive. In this episode, we spoke with obstetrician-gynaecologist Dr. Smeena Pradhananga about PCOS and its cure. --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/period-kaa-kura/message
5/9/202322 minutes, 6 seconds
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Episode 62- What Do You Know About Your Period

Painful periods. Heavy periods. Irregular periods. Missed periods. Spotting. PMS. These are the most common period problems that we face and observe around us. In this episode, we try to get answers to these most asked questions. Listen to this episode with Senior obstetrician and gynecologist and Fertility Specialist Dr Swasti Sharma. --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/period-kaa-kura/message
4/25/202331 minutes, 44 seconds
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Episode 61- Period Talk with Mother

The younger generation of Nepali women have positive attitudes towards the menstrual cycle. But how about our mothers? What are their understanding, values, beliefs, and opinions about the period? In this episode, we tend to find out about changing perspectives that exist between members of varying generations. Presenting you a heart-warming and candid conversation between our co-host Priyanka and her mother. --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/period-kaa-kura/message
4/4/202319 minutes, 39 seconds
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'Men' in Menstruation

In Nepal, menstruation is considered purely women’s business. According to widespread sociocultural stereotypes, women are not even permitted to touch male family members while they are menstruating. Several other taboos exist. There are many other taboos. Is menstruation only a woman’s business? Do men know about period pain? There are many such questions. In this episode, we are trying to find out what a man thinks about menstruation and his understanding, perceptions, and attitude towards this issue. Let's hear more from a development communications professional, Prahlad Gairapippli. --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/period-kaa-kura/message
3/21/202328 minutes, 39 seconds
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Episode 59- Breaking Menstrual Taboos

More than one in four adolescent girls miss school due to menstruation. Harmful traditional practices, limited access to period products and unavailability of clean water and bathroom facilities are the key reasons for absenteeism. We talked to students from Shree Tapeswor Secondary School in Deupur, Thadakol, and Kavrepalanchok to find out how they manage their periods and fight against the taboos linked with menstruation. --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/period-kaa-kura/message
3/7/202321 minutes, 24 seconds
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Episode 58- Period In Prison

There are 25,400 prisoners in the country's prisons in Nepal, of whom 1,361 are women. Prisoners and detainees are currently given Rs 60 per day to cover their daily expenses. Menstruators in the prison are left with limited access to menstruation supplies.  In this episode, we speak with lawyer and co-founder Jesselina Rana from Pad2Go Nepal and researcher Alina Pandey, working for the #PeriodInPrison campaign. --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/period-kaa-kura/message
2/21/202326 minutes, 21 seconds
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Episode 56- Perimenopause and Menopause

In Nepal, menopause has been an almost invisible issue, regarded as a medical or personal matter for women and their families only. Due to this, many women lack knowledge about it and suffer alone. Since the last few episodes, we have tried to discuss various aspects of menopause. This is the continuing episode where we have a conversation with medical professional Mira Shah to understand more. --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/period-kaa-kura/message
1/22/202324 minutes, 9 seconds
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Episode 55 Why Periods Talk?

We bleed each month, and because of it, our society stigmatizes menstruators as impure! We are imposed with so many restrictions in our daily life as a human. Why is it crucial to create a space and talk about menstruation? Let's take a look back to the alarming period concerns we discussed in 2022 as we continue to speak on dignified menstruation. --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/period-kaa-kura/message
1/13/202320 minutes, 24 seconds
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Episode- 54 Menopause आमाहरूको महिनावारी सुकाइको भोगाइ

Menopause is the time that marks the end of menstrual cycles. Our mothers, sisters and aunts go through this period and often face a lot of physical, mental and emotional stresses. However, they don't tend to share about it out of shyness or fear. As a result, many women face severe health problems, Thus, in this episode, we tried to initiate discussion with women who have gone or going through menopause and their problems. Let's hear what these women around 50 years old have to say! --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/period-kaa-kura/message
12/13/202221 minutes, 50 seconds
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Episode 52- Most asked questions on menstrual health

Painful periods. Heavy periods. Irregular periods. Missed periods. Spotting. PMS. These are the most common period problems that we face and observe around us. In this episode, we try to get answers to these most asked questions. Listen to this episode with Senior obstetrician and gynecologist and Fertility Specialist Dr Swasti Sharma. --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/period-kaa-kura/message
12/11/202232 minutes, 51 seconds
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Episode 51- Two Years of Period Kaa Kura

Period Kaa Kura is turning 2 today!!  A passion project of two sisters to build a platform for all menstruating people and beyond, breaking period taboos and spreading awareness about menstrual health.  We continue to speak for menstrual health rights. --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/period-kaa-kura/message
9/8/202219 minutes, 49 seconds
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Episode 50. Switching to Menstrual Cup?

Do you suffer irritation, rashes and leakage from Sanitary pads? or worry about where and how to dispose them? Menstrual Cup might be better solution for a worry-free and safe period. Listen to this episode about if you are planning to switch period products to menstrual cup. We have discussed everything you need to know before using menstrual cup.  In conversation with Dr Manu Karki, founder of Eco-Sathi Nepal.  --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/period-kaa-kura/message
8/23/202226 minutes, 36 seconds
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Episode 49 - Why should men talk about menstruation?

Introducing Samir Pariyar, a young advocate for dignified menstruation. "Menstruation is not a sin but a gift." This is how he voiced his own sister's first menstruation by celebrating the day in his community. Many criticized him for violating cultural norms and even questioned his own gender identification because they said that boys are not supposed to discuss menstruation. But it did not stop him from breaking the bar of superstitions by raising his voice for dignified menstruation along with young people in his community. Let's hear his story.  --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/period-kaa-kura/message
8/9/202217 minutes, 28 seconds
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Episode 48 Dhami jhakri erasing the myths of menstrual taboos in Nepal

Traditional healing practice or shamanism is popular in Nepal, mostly in rural areas. The healers known as Dhami-Jhankri blend their knowledge with culture and tradition and guide people.  Leaving the period myths and taboos behind, now Dhamis of Sudur Paschim Province are on the path to aware people about menstruation as a completely natural process. What are their commitments? In this episode, let's hear what they have to say and more. --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/period-kaa-kura/message
7/26/202222 minutes, 4 seconds
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Episode 47 Mahinawari ko Bhram ra Satyata

Menstruation is often misled as 'impurity' in Nepal, imposing on girls and women restrictions on activities like eating, sleeping, traveling, and living a regular life. All these behavioral stereotypes, far from being untrue, contribute to gender-based taboos and discrimination. In this episode, we have talked about the myths we were told and to live by and the lives we have led. Share with us your experience of myths and how you tackle them. It's bloody time to end all the myths and misconceptions about period that have been holding girls and women back. --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/period-kaa-kura/message
6/28/202214 minutes, 32 seconds
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Episode 46 Periods Beyond Gender

Menstruation is always referred to as womanhood or female reproductive health. While "menstruation" is a silenced issue in our society, managing one's menstrual cycle is extremely challenging for trans men, intersex, genderqueer, or non-binary people. In this episode of Period Kaa Kura, we have a special story about a trans man who bleeds. Lakshmi Ghalan is the founder president of Mitini Nepal and a trans man who advocates for LGBTQI rights and inclusion.  This episode is about the understanding of trans perspectives on menstruation.  #Pridemonth #LGBTQIA --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/period-kaa-kura/message
6/14/202223 minutes, 4 seconds
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Episode 45 बिद्यालयमा निशुल्क प्याड वितरण कस्तो हुँदैछ ?

In Nepal, there have been significant efforts over recent years to improve the situation for girls in schools, such as the “Free Sanitary Pad Initiative” announced by the government in 2019, or also the revision of the national school curriculum to include topics of Comprehensive Sexual and Reproductive Health (CSRH) and menstruation from grade 4 to 12. In today's episode we have asked school student, how effective are these pads? How is Nepal government monitoring “Free Sanitary Pad Initiative" in local level? Deep-rooted stigma and taboo surrounding menstruation and various forms of social practices and restrictions hinder many girls and women from fully participating in their daily social life during menstruation. Additionally, the lack of access to hygienic products and adequate sanitation poses challenges in safe menstrual hygiene management and in turn these factors lead to millions of girls worldwide missing school during menstruation. This year, MHMPA is organizing a national event to raise awareness and advocate, but also to review, what effects the initiatives have had and continue to have impact on the lives of girls and women .The national slogan of this year’s celebration is dedicated to the national initiatives around education in schools and thus the slogan is decided as ‘#WeAreCommitted: Dignified Menstruation in Schools’ --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/period-kaa-kura/message
5/27/202221 minutes, 56 seconds
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Episode 44- Menstrual leave YES OR NO?

Menstrual symptoms vary from person to person. While some can easily pass through their monthly cycle as if it were a regular day, some experience severe pain. Despite this, most women try to push through and go to work anyway. However, since the concept of menstrual leave has entered the global market, it has provided a relief to many. But some argue that the benefit is unfair, or that it could further stigmatise people with periods. The debate has started in Nepal too. Does period leave help or hinder workers? In this episode, we are trying to understand what period pain is from a gynecologist's perspective and talking with working women about whether menstrual leave is necessary or not. महिनावारी बिदाको मुद्दा चुनावको बेला निकै उठ्यो ! कतिले यो बिल्कुल सही भने त कति ले यसलाई नचाहिने सुविधा सङ जोडे । तर त्यो भन्दा पहिले महिनावारीको दुखाइ के हो र किन हुन्छ, यो बारेमा पनि त बुझ्न जरुरी छ ! महिनावारीको दुखाइ सबैलाई समान हुँदैन, व्यक्ति नै पिछे फरक हुन्छ !  यो बारेमा आज हामीले Gynecologist Dr Shreyasi Aryal सङ कुरा गरेका छौ ।  साथै कामकाजी महिलाहरू महिनावारी बिदालाई ठिक भन्नु हुन्छ कि बेठिक,  आउनुस् वहाँहरू बाटै सुनौँ । --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/period-kaa-kura/message
5/18/202220 minutes, 56 seconds
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Episode 43- Young Girls Challenging Period Taboos

Bajura is a part of Sudurpashchim Province and one of the least developed districts in the country. There are many ill practices like chhaupadi and taboos related to menstruation. Persistent harmful socio-cultural norms, stigma, misconceptions, and taboos around menstruation, continue to lead to exclusion and discrimination. But there are also some youth and children clubs known as "Baal Clubs" where the young girls challenge period taboos. In this episode, we talk to a young activist, Ganita Luwal, who shares optimism for change. PeriodKaaKura Episode 43- Young Girls Challenging Period Taboos By Period Kaa Kura is licensed under a  Creative Commons License. --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/period-kaa-kura/message
5/3/202217 minutes, 13 seconds
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Episode 42- बाजुरामा छाउगोठ त भत्कियो, तर विभेद?

Let's welcome the Nepali New Year 2079 BS from far-west Nepal!! Bajura is a part of Sudurpashchim Province and one of the least developed districts in the country. There are many ill practices like Chhaupadi-the practice of  isolating women from their houses during menstruation and confining them to mud huts or cow sheds as they are considered "impure." This leads to taboos and stigma discrimination against menstruating people. But there are also some bold and determined youths who are challenging those taboos. In this episode, we talk to Sabita Thapa from Bajura, who has been raising her voice and fighting against the social evils in her own family and society. --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/period-kaa-kura/message
4/19/202225 minutes, 17 seconds
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Episode 41- कर्णाली पारी महिनावारी कति भारी?

Karnali, Nepal's most remote destination has a lot to tell. The Tajakot village in Humla district, Maila, Nepal, is one of the most isolated. In this week's episode, we visit the Nepalese town of Maila to speak with teenage schoolgirls about their views on menstruation and the traditions associated with it. Even though the school provides free menstrual products like pads, when it comes to menstrual education, the boys are taken out of the classroom and the girls are left alone with the teacher to study. Apparently, teachers believe that only girls need to be taught about their period. --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/period-kaa-kura/message
4/5/202219 minutes, 5 seconds
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Episode 40 हुम्लामा बाटो पुग्यो छाउगोठ हट्ने कहिले?

It's terrifying and painful to stay in the shed for six days a month during period. Suffocation and wild animal attacks cost the lives of many young girls and women in our village says 15 years old Puja Malla Thakuri The Maila village in Tajakot of Humla district is one of the most geographically remote villages in Nepal. Maila has recently been connected with road, due to this, many families in Maila got access to healthcare but very limited. Chhaupadi is a traditional practice that is still carried out in Maila in some way. Women and girls have to live in a separate shed called goth for a few days during their periods. In this episode, we are taking you to Maila village in Humla and interacting with the locals on their practices and perceptions regarding menstruation. --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/period-kaa-kura/message
3/22/202222 minutes, 27 seconds
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Episode- 39 breaking taboos

March is recognized as a month dedicated to celebrating women's achievements and raising awareness about gender balance. Period Kaa Kura podcast brings menstruators' voices from throughout the country and promotes dignified menstruation throughout the year long. Please listen to the journey of Rita Mahato, a women's rights activist and health counsellor breaking the menstrual taboos and creating menstrual health awareness in her community.  Without gender equality today, a sustainable and equal future won't be possible. Thus, we attempt to encourage young girls and women to share their thoughts and experiences around menstruation and participate in an equitable future. --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/period-kaa-kura/message
3/8/202228 minutes, 36 seconds
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Episode - 38 मधेसमा महिनावारी विभेदको कथा

We continue to take you to Madhesh Province to learn about menstruation perspectives and practices. In this episode, we'll explore the taboos and stigma related to menstruation, menstrual health, and hygiene in the Saptari district. We attempt to encourage the young girls and women to communicate their thoughts, even though they were hesitant to talk about their periods. --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/period-kaa-kura/message
2/22/202218 minutes, 6 seconds
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Episode-37 Period in Madhesh Province

In today’s episode, human rights activist Sunil Kumar Sah is taking us to Madhesh Province to demonstrate the issue of taboos and shame around menstruation. On highlighting the state of menstrual health and hygiene knowledge among menstruators on a large scale. We attempted to encourage the two young girls to communicate their thoughts, even though they were hesitant to talk about their periods. --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/period-kaa-kura/message
2/9/202220 minutes, 29 seconds
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Episode 36- Mahango Mahinawari

In Nepal, 13 percent VAT is added to the price of menstrual hygiene products, where accessibility and affordability of these products are low. The lack of proper menstrual hygiene and sanitation often leads to increased school dropouts and low productivity at work, besides health issues. Thus, various youths have been demanding the revoking of taxes on menstrual hygiene products. This month, one similar event was organized in capital. Period Kaa Kura also participated in this peaceful protest in Jawalakhel, so in this episode, find more from the spot directly. --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/period-kaa-kura/message
1/25/202211 minutes, 54 seconds
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Episode 35 Pills and Period

Episode 35 Pills and Period In conversation with Dr Shreyashi Aryal  --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/period-kaa-kura/message
1/11/202224 minutes, 46 seconds
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Episode 34- Dignified Menopause

Last episode for 2021. Thank you and a Happy New Year.  Period Kaa Kura continues to speak about dignified menstruation.  The whole month of December, we have been talking about dignified menopause. In this episode, listen to this conversation about dignified menopause with author and activist Radha Paudel.   --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/period-kaa-kura/message
12/31/202117 minutes, 31 seconds
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Episode 33-Ignored Menopause

Menopause is a natural stage that takes place after a person's final menstrual cycle. However, it is a neglected issue as similar as menstruation, not just in Nepal, but also in developed countries. Due to this, many women have to suffer silently while they go through the menopause phase. In this episode, let's find out more from Helen Kemp, Dignified Menstruation Activist from Scotland, who is also an author of the book Surgical Menopause. --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/period-kaa-kura/message
12/21/202120 minutes, 54 seconds
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Episode 32- Lets Talk about Menopause

Not just menstruation, but the issue of menopause is considered a taboo subject in Nepal. It is often shrouded in shame, secrecy and stigma. Many are unaware of the signs and symptoms. Due to this, many menstruating women face several physical and mental health problems during menopause period. In this episode, let's hear the experiences of a woman who successfully handled the menopause with dignity. We believe each menstruator deserves dignity throughout their entire lifespan. --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/period-kaa-kura/message
12/5/202111 minutes, 13 seconds
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Episode 31- Dignity First

Menstrual Talk: Dignity first In this episode, we are having a conversation about Dignified Menstruation with the recipient of Madan Puraskar (2014), Author, Activist, and Founder of Global South Coalition for Dignified Menstruation. What is Dignified Menstruation? State of free from any forms of menstrual discrimination includes stigma, taboos, abuse, violence, restrictions associated with menstruation throughout the life cycle of menstruators within all identities. --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/period-kaa-kura/message
11/17/202140 minutes
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Episode 30- First Nepali Period Tracker

Do you remember when you had your last period? Or do you know when the next period date is? In this episode, we bring you an innovative group of young high school students who have developed the first Nepali period tracker-Mero Mahinawari App. Do listen to the benefits of using period trackers and the app features, which help you learn more about your body and cycle and provide personalized health insights. --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/period-kaa-kura/message
10/26/202118 minutes, 5 seconds
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Episode 29- Left Out Due To Period?

Menstruating people are often left out during period in Nepal. In this episode, youths from Nepal have shared their experience of being abandoned due to menstruation. Listen to Ashish, Sarada and Divya and their struggles dealing with menstrual stigma. No one deserves to be isolated due to period #NepaliPodcast --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/period-kaa-kura/message
10/6/202119 minutes, 20 seconds
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Episode 28- One year of Period Kaa Kura

Period Kaa Kura- Nepali Podcast is one year old today. It has been a wonderful journey for a year, filled with many challenges but overriding with enthusiasm and determination ending period taboos and stigma. Period Kaa Kura is a personal initiative of two sisters cum friends Shristi Kafle and Priyanka Budhathoki smashing menstrual taboos and stigma in Nepal. We are thankful for all our audience, listeners, friends, families and well wishers who supported this journey. We are encouraged to continue raising our voices for dignified menstruation. Creator and Host: Shristi Kafle and Priyanka Budhathoki Special thanks to: Video Production Lead: Prajwal Budhathoki sweven_visuals: www.instagram.com/sweven_visuals/ --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/period-kaa-kura/message
9/8/202118 minutes, 51 seconds
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Episode 27- How's your OVARY-ACTING?

Cervical cancer is the most prevalent cancer among women in Nepal. Every year above 2,300 women are diagnosed with cervical cancer, and more than 1,200 women die. But do you know that various screening techniques have been introduced for the early detection of cervical cancer in Nepal? The screening tests are saviors for the reduction of incidence and mortality. Senior Gyane-Oncologist Dr. Sarita Ghimire suggests that women get their Visual inspection of the cervix with acetic acid (VIA) screening test from a trained health professional. Let's hear about the preventive measures of cervical cancer in this podcast. --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/period-kaa-kura/message
8/31/202123 minutes, 57 seconds
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Episode 26 NO MORE PERIOD TAX PLEASE!

Nepal is one of many countries that impose a 13 percent value added tax (VAT) on menstrual products like sanitary pads. The tax imposed as luxury items increases the cost of menstrual products and hinders affordable access. Lack of safe and affordable menstrual products forces menstruators to adopt poor menstrual hygiene practices and increases physical health risks. Recently, a youth group 'Youth Congress Nepal' submitted a memorandum to Finance Ministry regarding the same. So, in this episode, we discuss about the importance of removing tax from period products. Let's hear this conversation with its central committee member and Co-Founder of Political Literacy for Women, Manoj Puri. We are in a digital movement against taxation in period products. #NepaliPodcast #PeriodKaaKura --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/period-kaa-kura/message
8/3/202116 minutes, 45 seconds
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Episode 25- What MAN Think About Menstruation?

Episode 25- What MAN Think About Menstruation? #NepaliPodcast #PeriodKaaKura  --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/period-kaa-kura/message
7/20/202119 minutes, 14 seconds
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Episode 24- Young girls tackling period taboos

How do young girls feel about menstruation? Are they okay with the restrictions put forth by family and society? How are they raising voice against the taboos? Let's find out from the young revolutionary girls in this episode. Today we have Meghani, Sabi, and Divya sharing their experience of going through menstruation taboos and stigma. They want our society free of the restriction they go through during period. #NepaliPodcast #PeriodKaaKura --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/period-kaa-kura/message
7/6/202122 minutes, 21 seconds
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Episode 23- Kumari's Adventure with her Moon Cycle

In this episode, we take you to the menstrual journey of Kumari and her adventures. Kumari' Adventure with her Moon Cycle is a new comic book that includes stories curated by a diverse group of people with a vision to encourage and inspire conversation about menstruation in Nepal. Here we discuss the adventurous book to be published soon in both English and Nepali language with the team members. But, first, let's find out how is the journey of Kumari with her moon cycle book is created. In conversation with Sophie Maliphant, Ashma Dahal and Rashmi Adhikari. More than 50 young girls and boys contributed their expression as a form of drawings in this story. #NepaliPodcast #PeriodKaaKura --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/period-kaa-kura/message
6/22/202122 minutes, 14 seconds
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Episode 22- Period Kaa Kura From Burma

Do you know that some 300,000 Burmese of Nepali origin are living in Myanmar? Their ancestors reached Burma in the 19th century, many during World War II. The Nepali origins have still kept many culture and rituals intact. Among many, they still follow menstrual practices and restrictions as in Nepal. In this episode, we are exploring those rituals, practices, taboos and changes related to menstruation in Myanmar. Listen more from Myanmar's popular feminist activist/podcaster and BBC 100 women 2020- Nandar on her sweet Nepali voice. You can listen to her podcast @feministtalksmyanmar www.feministtalkswithnandar.com #NepaliPodcast #PeriodKaaKura --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/period-kaa-kura/message
6/8/202120 minutes, 54 seconds
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Episode 21- Menstrual Hygiene Day

Happy International Menstrual Hygiene Day!  Access to basic menstrual hygiene management (MHM) facilities is critically important to the safety and dignity of the menstruating person. Clean menstrual products, a private place to change them, clean water and access to safe disposal is a fundamental requirement. In this context, we bring you a special episode dedicated to Menstrual Hygiene Day 2021, where we are having a conversation with Gunaraj Shrestha, national convener of MHM Alliance. There are over 80 member organizations in this Alliance; the members are UN Agencies, Bilateral agencies, INGOs, NGOs, civil societies, media, researchers, activists. The key objective of this Alliance is to establish dignified menstruation through policy advocacy, mass media campaigning, research, awareness, knowledge management, etc #NepaliPodcast #PeriodKaaKura --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/period-kaa-kura/message
5/28/202119 minutes, 28 seconds
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Episode 20- Are You OKAY?

More stressed? More restless? More sleepless? In this episode, we present you with some of the practical tips to handle mental health during this pandemic. Take care of your mental health as equal as physical health to avoid anxiety, loneliness, depression and other problems. Listen to this conversation with Psychologist Rojisha Sahi Thakuri.  --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/period-kaa-kura/message
5/25/202125 minutes, 51 seconds
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Episode 19- Period management during COVID-19 infection

Nepal's COVID-19 caseload is making a record every day. Amid such a harsh reality, we all know that periods don't stop during a pandemic. But managing them safely and with dignity has become a whole lot harder along with the covid infection. Thus, in this episode, we bring you suggestions on how to handle periods while you are covid infected or caring for any covid infected patient via Dr Garima Shrestha(MD), who is also a women health advocate. Her suggestion is simple, "Don't Take Stress" नेपालमा कोरोना सङ्क्रमितको सङ्ख्या र मृत्युदरले दिनै रेकर्ड बनाइरहेको छ। यो भयावह अवस्थामा घरमै धेरै जना आइसोलेसनमा बसिरहेका छौँ। कोरोना सङ्क्रमित भएकै बेला महिनावारी भए यसको व्यवस्थापन कसरी गर्ने? बिरामी स्याहार गर्नेले ध्यान दिनु पर्ने कुरा के के हुन् र यसले महिनावारी साइकलमा के कस्तो परिवर्तन ल्याउँछ त? यी लगायत अन्य धेरै जानकारी आजको एपिसोडमा सुनौँ डाक्टर गरिमा श्रेष्ठबाट । --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/period-kaa-kura/message
5/13/202120 minutes, 31 seconds
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Episode 18- Period MYTHS that should no longer exist

Menstruation is often misled as 'impurity' in Nepal imposing girls and women restrictions in activities like eating, sleeping, travelling and living a regular life. All these behavioural restrictions, aside from being untrue, contribute to gender-based taboos and discrimination. In this episode, we have talked about the myths we were told and to live in our life. Share with us your experience of myths and how you tackled them. It's bloody time to end all the myths and misconception about period that has been holding girls and women back. --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/period-kaa-kura/message
4/27/202114 minutes, 55 seconds
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Episode 17 Homemade pads giving women wings to fly

Why are homemade cloth pads better than sanitary pads made by plastic? In this episode, we present you how a young activist Binu Shrestha from Pokhara has been training hundreds of women and girls on how to make and use the cloth-pad for the menstrual cycle. 22-year-old Binu has already trained over 2700 women in different districts. Through her initiation Pakheta Nepal, the young girl aims to provide safe and comfortable wings to girls and women to help them fly. Benefits of using home-made cloth pads for your menstrual cycle: Sustainable and eco-friendly Breathable fabric Chemical-free High absorption capacity Economical for the long run Comfortable and safe experience --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/period-kaa-kura/message
4/13/202118 minutes, 32 seconds
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Episode 16-Why PMS is not a MYTH??

Do you face mood swings, food cravings, headaches, sore breasts, and acne among others before your period date? Hold on, it's pre-menstrual syndrome(PMS), which can even lead you to severe complications including depression. PMS is not a myth, but a reality. In this episode, we present you the detailed information on PMS and its management through an exclusive conversation with Dr. Shreyashi Aryal. --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/period-kaa-kura/message
3/30/202126 minutes, 29 seconds
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Episode 15- International Women's Day

On the occasion of International Women's Day, Period Kaa Kura featuring Manisha Nath- a young activist from Achham district challenging menstrual taboos and stigma such as chhaupadi. She is also helping girls and women use menstrual cup. --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/period-kaa-kura/message
3/8/202118 minutes, 58 seconds
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Episode 14- Tips to manage PERIOD during TRAVELS

Many of us know that taking a trip can majorly mess with your period. Travel ― especially long-trip or remote travel ― can create many difficulties. But we don't want the period to halt your travel plans. So, in this episode, we provide our favourite period hacks which can make your travel easier and stressfree. Also, hear the experience of two female travellers on how to handle period and travel.  Listen Period Kaa Kura in Sound Cloud https://soundcloud.com/period-ka-kura/episode-14-tips-to-manage-period-during-travels  --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/period-kaa-kura/message
2/23/202119 minutes, 32 seconds
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Episode 13- Stories of inspiring young changemakers

Do you know that young girls are restricted to see sunlight and are confined within a room during their first menstruation? Nepal has such a culture in many places. But some young girls are opposing such taboos. On this episode, we are sharing the stories of three different fearless young girls who are raising their voice to create change in society. We bring you the stories of adolescents girls fighting period poverty and promoting menstrual hygiene in Nawalpur district, devchuli municipality.   --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/period-kaa-kura/message
2/9/202122 minutes, 6 seconds
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Episode 12- What we need to know about menstrual health- Dr. Bhola Rijal

We might suffer from different menstrual problems, be it, PMS, Heavy Periods, Irregular Periods, Painful Periods or other Menstrual Problems. A cycle that’s regular for someone may be abnormal for others. To prevent any health complications it is important to stay up to date with our body and to see the doctor if we notice any significant changes to our menstrual cycle. In this episode, we talk about why menstrual health is important. To speak about menstrual health we have Dr Bhola Risal, senior gynaecologist, Obstetrician and litterateur of Nepal. #NepaliPodcast #PeriodKaaKura --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/period-kaa-kura/message
1/26/202122 minutes, 42 seconds
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Episode 11- Story of a trans man who bleeds

When we hear the word Menstruation, an image of a woman generally comes in mind. But do you know that tans man and gender non-binary people too have their menstrual cycle? In this episode of Period Kaa Kura, presenting you with an exclusive story of a trans man who bleeds. Lakshmi Ghalan is a transman advocating for the rights and inclusion of LGBTQI and is also the founder president of Mitini Nepal --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/period-kaa-kura/message
1/12/202125 minutes, 55 seconds
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Episode 10-Aaja aafnai CORONA katha- Managing Menstrual Health during COVID positive

Can PERIOD mess up with COVID-19? Find out in our latest episode, where we talk about how menstrual cycle, health and hygiene can be managed when you are virus-infected. In this episode, we bring you the exclusive story of our own podcast co-host Priyanka, where she shares about handling COVID-19 infection and Period simultaneously. --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/period-kaa-kura/message
12/8/202020 minutes, 13 seconds
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Episode - 9 Period Stories of Courageous Nepali Women

25 November is the International Day to End Violence against Women. The world is turning orange to show that Generation Equality stands against gender-based violence. Let’s kick off the #16Days of Activism against GBV by hearing the inspiring stories from empowered Women in Sports. Presenting you the stories of menstruation and courage in athletics, cricket and mountaineering.  In this episode listen to the stories of Int'l Ultra Trail Runner-Mira Rai   Mount Everest Climber-Kalpana Maharjan  Vice-Captain, Nat'l Women Cricket Team-Sita Rana Magar --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/period-kaa-kura/message
11/24/202021 minutes, 56 seconds
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Episode 8- Period Kaa Kura with Keki Adhikari

We have an impression about the life of celebrities, particularly female actors, as 'larger than life.' But we rarely know their stories behind the camera about maintaining menstrual health and hygiene. In this episode, we have interviewed a renowned actress of Nepali film industry Keki Adhikari. She is also a producer and social activist. Besides, she is a Goodwill Ambassador of Menstrual Health and Hygiene Management Partners Alliance Nepal (MHMPA). In this episode, let's hear her period story, and how she plans to come forward to put a stop against period shaming and raise her voice for dignified menstruation. --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/period-kaa-kura/message
11/10/202020 minutes, 50 seconds
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Episode 7- Brahma Ji ko Rajaswala by Nawaraj Parajuli

Dashain is the biggest Hindu festival in Nepal. Thus, in this episode, we are presenting you poems related to menstruation. We believe poems can portray or challenge social traditions and taboos around the period.  This festival, celebrate responsibly and let's be period positive. Today, we present a poem "Brahmaji ko Rajaswala" written by Nepali poet Nawaraj Parajuli. The poet has recited this poem in different platforms. --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/period-kaa-kura/message
10/25/20207 minutes, 25 seconds
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Episode 7- Period Poetry Praise of Menstruation

Dashain is the biggest Hindu festival in Nepal. Thus, in this episode, instead of talking about any specific issue, we are presenting you poems related to menstruation. We believe poems can portray or challenge social traditions and taboos around the period. This festival, celebrate responsibly and let's be period positive. Here we present a poem written by Lucile Clifton, which is translated and recited by communication professional Ganesh Acharya. --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/period-kaa-kura/message
10/24/20201 minute, 53 seconds
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Episode 7- Period Poetry Preksha Dhami

Dashain is the biggest Hindu festival in Nepal. Thus, in this episode, we are presenting you poems related to menstruation. We believe poems can portray or challenge social traditions and taboos around the period. This powerful poem is by Dhangadhi-based young social activist Prekchya Dhami. This festival, let's celebrate responsibly amid virus fear and let's be period positive. --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/period-kaa-kura/message
10/24/20201 minute, 53 seconds
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Episode 6- Menstruation and Festival

During festivals in Nepal, menstruating women are often isolated and restricted to take part in celebrations. Thus, many women opt to take medicines to postpone their period cycle. In this episode, we talk about the current practices, health implications of such medicines and the importance of menstrual health. As we are celebrating the biggest Hindu festival Dashain, we also talk about how and why the Hindu religion has prohibited menstruating women in many activities. Let all women celebrate the festivity together. --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/period-kaa-kura/message
10/21/202022 minutes, 5 seconds
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Period Kaa Kura Episode 5- Mahinawariko kura hajuraama sanga

Are our grandmothers ready to adopt positive attitude and behaviour towards menstruation? The way females perceive menstruation is different according to age and experience. We know that attitude of today's generation is more positive towards menstruation as a natural process. But, what about the views of our grandmothers? Are they ready to accept the change? In this episode, let's hear from our grandmother herself.  --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/period-kaa-kura/message
10/13/202018 minutes, 15 seconds
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Period Kaa Kura Episode 4-The future of PERIOD- Sustainable Solution

If we have options of sustainable menstrual products, why to stick to non-degradable pads and contribute to a disturbance in ecology? In this episode, we dwell on re-usable sanitary pads and menstrual cups, which are convenient and environmental-friendly. Let's make our Periods better for the environment. --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/period-kaa-kura/message
9/29/202030 minutes, 38 seconds
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Period Kaa Kura Episode-3 Period, Why are you so SHY?

Most of the women and non-binary person who menstruate often go through period shaming in life. The feeling of embarrassment and self-hate are then reinforced by society and that’s not something to be openly and honestly discussed. In this episode, we have tried to openly discuss the things that society usually do not refer us to speak about. After all, menstruation should not be something ashamed of. --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/period-kaa-kura/message
9/22/202022 minutes, 44 seconds
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Period Kaa Kura Episode- 2 Periods during Pandemic

Do you know most female healthcare workers cannot change pads or do not have access to toilets during menstruation while treating COVID patients? In this episode, we have uncovered the challenges faced by those female health workers while handling their periods during the pandemic. --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/period-kaa-kura/message
9/15/202019 minutes, 53 seconds
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Period Kaa Kura Episode- 1 The First time when I got my PERIOD!

In this episode, we are sharing our personal experiences about the first period. We might have different stories but the pain we go through is almost similar. We experienced the most terrifying and traumatising situation where once even self-esteem was lost. To know why and how to listen to our Podcast. #NepaliPodcast #PeriodKaaKura --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/period-kaa-kura/message
9/8/202019 minutes, 46 seconds