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Asia: South & Central Out of the sheds: Women fight segregation in rural Nepal

For generations, the custom of chaupadi forced menstruating women to sleep outside of their homes in small sheds or in the family stable.

By Allyn GaestelContributor / March 2, 2013

Allison Shelley

In this tiny riverside town in Nepal’s remote Far West region, a spitfire activist explains his fight against chaupadi, the local custom of isolating women from their families during menstruation.