Feminist Publishing in Asia

Nepal

PUBLICATIONS


Some Issues of Asmita


Sahachari


Posters


Booklets:
Mahila Sashaktikaranko Lagi Kanun
(Law for WomenÕs Empowerment)
Equal Rights to Property: A Legal Leap Toward WomenÕs Independence


ASMITA

Asmita Women's Publication House, Kathmandu

Asmita WomenÕs Publication House was set up in 1988 by two young and enthusiastic women journalists; Susan Maskey and Anju Chetri. As they put it, 'On completion of our studies, we did not want to join the usual rat race. We wanted to do something creative, challenging and worthwhile.' Starting a magazine for women seemed the right thing to do. It certainly was the need of the hour; at that time there were more than 400 newspapers and magazines published in the country, and there were many more coming from outside, but there was not a single magazine addressing the lives of Nepali women. It was much more challenging than they thought it would be. Basic formalities like registering as a womenÕs resource centre became difficult tasks and invited ridicule, sarcastic remarks and even threats from some people in the community.

Some Issues of Asmita
COVER

This was a special issue on the equal rights of women to ancestral property. The cover shows women on a protest march against the unfair legal system.

This was a special issue on the occasion of Asmita's silver jubilee.

COVER

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Booklet on Women's Right to Property

Written in simple Nepali this booklet clarifies many myths regarding women's property rights.

COVER
Sahachari

COVER

Sahachari literally means woman-friend.
This magazine is specifically meant for neo-literate or semi-literate women and is distributed free among them.

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Asmita Posters
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