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Title: The impact of the People's War on women's rights in Nepal
Author: Timalsina, Hari Prasad
ISNI:       0000 0004 2726 8111
Awarding Body: University of Reading
Current Institution: University of Reading
Date of Award: 2012
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This thesis documents the situation of Nepali women before and after the People's War (1996-2006) in areas highly, moderately and scarcely affected by the War, as well as in areas which are highly, moderately and scarcely globalised. In doing so, it seeks to evaluate the relative importance of globalisation versus the war mechanisms In effecting the massive changes experienced by Nepali women in recent history. The research examines changes in the use of public services (education, healthcare, police, courts, and the media), the economy (employment and property), participation in public life (politics and rituals) and marriage (polygamy, dowry, and prohibitions on inter-caste or widow marriage, gender roles). It breaks down the data by class and ethnicity, religion and level of religiosity, as well as by regions, also to assist in evaluating rival causal theories of change. It examines several mechanisms of change and draws on a full range of quantitative and qualitative research techniques, including statistical study, in depth interviews, focus groups, individual life histories, and data from governmental and other studies. The research' shows that the changes in women's rights both de jure and de facto are both very positive and significant and that they were triggered by the War, and in some cases by specific war mechanisms. The impact of globalisation was found to be neither major nor always positive.
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Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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