‘Women cannot only hold POTS and PANS but they can equally handle PLOTS and PLANS’. I read this line some 15 years ago, when I was an eighth-grade school student. I found the statement so strong, that I repeat it again and again. It strongly states the transition of women from the four walls of...

Parbati, 40, lives alone in a two-story building in Patan Municipality of Baitadi district of Nepal. Her husband and son are away in India for work. Same is the situation in all ten households in her community.

Anita lives in Duduwa Rural Municipality ward no. 2 Betahani of Banke district in Nepal. She is 37 years old now, however, she was married off by her parents at a very young age of 12 years. Her husband did not care for her and married another woman, leaving Anita helpless.