2017- Rato Baltin Pilot Project Impact Evaluation

2017- Rato Baltin Pilot Project Impact Evaluation

We hope 2018 has begun with joy and harmony. The whole be artsy team has started the year with great enthusiasm, as we have been working hard over the last few months to analyze the data collected during our last trip to assess the impact of the 2017 Rato Baltin project. We have been encouraged […]

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 […]

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 […]

Please meet Ruby Cup: our strategic partner

Please meet Ruby Cup: our strategic partner

As you might already know, we are beginning the implementation of Rato Baltin Project in Nepal very soon. Rato Baltin (meaning Red Bucket in Nepalese) is a long-term project which intends to generate a space for reflection within Western Nepalese communities – where the practice of Chhaupadi is rife – in order to help improve […]