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Designer Prabal Gurung Is Raising Thousands to Help Nepal

As the death toll from Saturday’s 7.9 magnitude earthquake in Nepal climbs past 2,500, relief efforts to help victims are underway. Prabal Gurung, who was born in Singapore but raised in Kathmandu, has organized a relief fund to aid those who were affected by the devastation. Although it has been years since the… » 4/26/15 6:20pm 4/26/15 6:20pm

What Life Is Like When Getting Your Period Means You Are Shunned

For Radha dinner is served at 7. She crouches down behind a shed, a good distance from her house, then waits. She knows what the menu will be: boiled rice, the same as yesterday and the day before. She knows that it will be her little sister who serves it, throwing the rice onto her plate from a height, the way you… » 3/16/14 2:00pm 3/16/14 2:00pm

Nepal to Begin Issuing Third Gender Citizen Certificates

Very cool! The AP is reporting that the government of Nepal will soon begin issuing third gender IDs for Nepali citizens who do not identify as male or female. Nepal Home Ministry official Bhola Siwakot says that the order to issue third gender citizen certificates has been sent to all district administration offices… » 1/23/13 10:25am 1/23/13 10:25am