Women comprises of 52 percent of the total population (195,159) in the Bajhang district, the district of Mt Saipal. The situation of women in the Saipal region is very deplorable as they are subject to Chaupadi (a cultural practice where girls and women have to stay in animal shed during their menstrual period and are not allowed to touch other family members), violence against women, early child marriage, social discrimination, excessive workload, domestic violence, sexual harassment and trafficking and many forms of social injustice, among others. They are also denied of basic needs of life, for instance, proper food and nutrition, health care, sanitation and hygiene, education, economic self-reliance, and on top of everything, the sense of dignity, liberty, rights and social justice. Read More
Mt. Saipal, with impressive 7,031 meter height from the sea level, Mount Saipal is an unexplored summit of Nepal and is second highest peak of the Far Western region. Located in the Himalayan range of north-west of the country, the mountain offers abundant thrill and wilderness to the adventure seekers. While the mountain may not be significant when it comes to its elevation level, it however is one of the most arduous to surmount and hence gives tricky tests even to the world’s most scrupulous summiteers. The pick sits gloriously some 1,000 kms far from the country’s capital, Kathmandu.
Rara films Pvt. Ltd, an agency owned by Mr. Bhojraj Bhat, Journalist & director of a renowned documentary ‘Sunakali-A Girl’s Journey to Glory’ will be the sole agency to sponsor and filming the expedition. It will use all the footage and photos from the expedition for making documentary and its promotion. The documentary in the name of ‘Mission Saipal’ will cover the life of Saipal region, their social norms and traditions, cultures and rituals; the hardships of women, their aspirations and challenges, their success or failure to climb Mt. Saipal and their life in their family and community after their return from Mt. Saipal. Moreover, the documentary is planned to be premiered in the national and international film festivals. 100% of the fund collected from the charity of the documentary will be taken to Bajhang to bring positive change in the lives of the girls and women. Read More
Mingma Dorji Sherpa, MD
Sherpa Himalayan Wanderer Treks & Expedition Pvt. Ltd.
Golfutar, Budhanilkantha, Nepal
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