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Examining post-CPA Nepal from a gender perspective

Yadav, P; (2016) Examining post-CPA Nepal from a gender perspective. In: Adhikari, P and Ghimire, S and Mallik, V, (eds.) Nepal Transition to Peace: A Decade of the Comprehensive Peace Accord (2006-2016). Nepal Transition to Peace Institute (NTTP-I): Kathmandu, Nepal. Green open access

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Abstract

The armed political movement led by the Communist Party of Nepal - Maoist (CPN- M), known as the People’s War, started in 1996 with the aim of eliminating all kinds of discriminations including caste, class and gender-based discriminations (see the 40- points demand, 1996; the Maoist Manifesto 2001; Bhattarai, 1990; Rai, 2016). The People’s War was launched by a small group of supporters of the Maoist ideology, which was later joined by a group of enthusiastic youth who were frustrated with the political instability, corruption and continuation of the same old system even after the establishment of democracy in 1990. The movement grew fast and became popular, especially among poor and marginalized people (see Yadav, 2016a; Thapa, 2012; Thapa & Sharma, 2009; Pathak, 2005). Although gender discrimination was not their main agenda in the beginning, they included what they called ‘women’s question’ (see Yami, 2007) in the second year of their movement. Although it was a strategic decision to attract more women into the movement, they received overwhelming participation from women after the inclusion of the ‘women’s question’ (Yadav, 2016). There were various reasons why women joined the Maoist movement (see Shakhya, 2003; Frieden, 2012; Panday, 2012). However, the main reason for their overwhelming participation was the desire to bring about positive social change in Nepal (Yadav, 2016a).

Type: Book chapter
Title: Examining post-CPA Nepal from a gender perspective
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URI: https://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/10140305
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