Posts By Nick Langton
March 7, 2007
Mohna Ansari, Nepal’s only female Muslim attorney, grew up in one of the poorest areas of the country in a minority Muslim community. Surrounded by a traditional culture where women rarely pursue higher education, Mohna was inspired by a high school legal rights education program to propel herself into college. She not only became the [...]
January 15, 2007
After a decade of violent insurgency, representatives of the Communist Party of Nepal (Maoist) joined parliament on January 15th under an interim constitution ratified as part of their peace accord signed with the government last November. Maoist party members and their civil society nominees now hold 83 of the interim legislature’s 330 seats.