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Anuja Upadhyay Twitter: anujaupadhyay

Anuja is a social scientist and writer with development experience in organizations like UN Women, Manushi for Sustainable Development and International Union for Conservation of Nature(IUCN) across India and Nepal. Her main areas of work are on gender equity, violence against women and children, anti-human trafficking of women, girls (including children), sustainable development, health and other critical global issues like governance, migration and economic globalization. She has special interest and expertise in writing about diverse issues as a blogger for Future Challenges.
  • Different but not without dignity

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    Literary skills and social interaction can be daunting for Blind and Visually Impaired(BVI) children as well as children with multiple disabilities. It is imperative that their learning starts at a very early age. When all of them cannot be integrated into mainstream schools, access to support services such as accessible […]

  • Enabling Children with Special Needs at CHEERS

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    The little boy who is suffering from both blindness and autism seemed upset and was crying in the arms of the caretaker. He had just been admitted to the Enabling Centre of  Children’s Hospital for Eye, ENT and Rehabilitation Services(CHEERS) in Bhaktapur, Nepal, that day for rehabilitation services which would […]

  • Ani Choying Drolma: Breaking stereotypes

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    Gifted with a soulful voice, Ani Choying Drolma widely known as the Singing Nun travels the world, performing live shows of modern spiritual songs. These are mainly Buddhist chants, prayers and inspirational songs about compassion, hope and sharing in Nepali and Tibetan languages. It helps her raise funds for her […]

  • Addressing inequality in education of rural girls

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    India is no doubt a country of contrasts, the starkest one being in educational attainment. According to the 2009 Right to Education Act, elementary education is free and compulsory for all children from the ages of 6 to 14. All direct costs such as schools fees or indirect costs like […]