The fight against Chhaupadi in Nepal: We interviewed the photographer and president of the NGO Be Artsy, Clara García Ortés.

The fight against Chhaupadi in Nepal: We interviewed the photographer and president of the NGO Be Artsy, Clara García Ortés.

  Hace exactamente 3 años, dimos a conocer un proyecto pionero de la ong Be Artsy. Bajo el nombre de Rato Baltin, la iniciativa se centra en la educación de comunidades rurales del Nepal sobre la menstruación y salud. Si no escuchaste el programa, repasemos un poco el contexto de esta situación que viven las mujeres nepalíes. En Nepal, […]

Talk and projection about the Rato Baltin project

Talk and projection about the Rato Baltin project

Xerrada i projecció sobre el projecte Rato Baltin Barcelona – Dijous, 28/11/2019 Coincidint amb els últims dies de l’exposició de fotografies mostrada per l’associació be artsy, la Biblioteca Francesc Boix co-organitza una xerrada i projecció. El 28 de novembre, a les 19.00 h a la Biblioteca Francesc Boix del Pobre Sec, a Barcelona, podeu assistir a la […]

Exploring myself (Nepali Volunteer Testimonial)

Exploring myself (Nepali Volunteer Testimonial)

Testimonial write in Nepali by Rupa Pandey, after the Nepali one you can read the English translation. Just like every other day, on January the 11th, 2019, I was checking my Facebook and suddenly a post drew my attention: that post was about the Rato Baltin Project, about the menstrual tradition “Chhaupadi”, which is still […]

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, […]

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 […]