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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.
  • Commercial sex work in the guise of entertainment

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    Signboards with  names like Jhakkas tequila with Dance or  Moonlight Cabin Restaurant or  Welcome Massage dot the crowded streets of  Thamel,  Purano Baneshwor, Gaushala and other localities in  Kathmandu. A little more than a decade ago commercial sex work and prostitution began to thrive behind the thin veil of cabin restaurants, dance bars and massage parlours in Kathmandu catering […]

  • Sustainable mountain tourism: A growing challenge for Nepal

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    Although Nepal has a rich and ancient culture, the country has become more famous as an adventure playground for tourism, especially mountain tourism. The Everest range and the Annapurna circuit –mountaineering’s most prestigious venues – are beloved of mountaineers and have generated substantial amounts of income for the country and still continue to […]

  • Chhavi Rajawat: The Changing Face of Rural India

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    “Being a man or a woman is a matter of birth. Being a man or a woman who makes a difference is a matter of choice” Chhavi Rajawat, the young woman Sarpanch, of Soda Village in the northern state of Rajasthan whom I met at the India Future Day in Mumbai on 5th March, made […]