Life experience

Life experience

Writing and Photos © por Alba Parrado Puente, Spanish Nurse and Midwife, Volunteer of be artsy in Achcham. From one of the most chaotic Indian cities (Varanasí)  to one of the most peaceful little villages in Nepal there are around 800 km. and a four days journey by local bus, a bus as hellish as […]

Financial update and Thanks.

Financial update and Thanks.

Thanks to everyone who has helped us so far. Many thanks for the wonderful response our project has received too. We are very satisfied with the impacti it has had both amongst friends and acquaintances as well as organisations and media.In the process, we have learned several things:  Having a nurse for only 2 or […]

Travel log – Basti – Achcham

Travel log – Basti – Achcham

Whenever one gets to a town in such remote areas – in spite of their beauty – the first thing coming to mind after seeing the life conditions waiting for us for the next few days is: I would go away right now. Basti was no different. Despite being aware such hard conditions were awaiting, […]

Women empowerment in Basti. Chhaupadi: yes or no? You choose.

Women empowerment in Basti. Chhaupadi: yes or no? You choose.

Written by Alba Maria Campos, Spanish volunteer nurse, specialised in family and community health Translate to english by Alba Miquel Photos from X-pro1 © Clara Go – Phone Pic form Alba Mª Campos. Menstruation is not a passive experience, it is not something that “our body produces for us”; it is something in which we […]

Travel log: On our way to Nepal’s Far West

Travel log: On our way to Nepal’s Far West

We set off Kathmandu on February 26th at 3pm: Kamal, our Nepalese project manager; Susmila, the nurse we hired to deliver the Ruby Cup and menstrual hygiene trainings, and I (Clara GO). After getting the 40 buckets and suitcases full of material we were carrying on the bus, we set out to Dhangadhi, feeling both […]

#RatoBaltin’s First stage has been a total success

#RatoBaltin’s First stage has been a total success

All the photos in this mail were made by the girls during the Participatory Photography workshop #BreakTheSilence #MaunataTodau. Soon we will put them on sale, and the money will be for the authors. We have not been in touch for a while, but time flies and work has been pressing, both in Nepal and in […]

Why I fought being banished to a hut during my period

Why I fought being banished to a hut during my period

We have copied and translated the following article – originally published at BBC News – because we consider it important that our Catalan and Spanish-speaking readers understand the text properly. — be artsy team An ancient Hindu tradition in which menstruating women are banished to an outhouse is under the spotlight in Nepal after the […]