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Nepalese activists to speak, March 8

In celebration of International Women's Day, Renu Sharma and Tara Upreti will speak on "Standing at the Crossroads: The Changing Status of Women's Rights in Nepal" at 4:30 p.m. on Thursday, March 8, in 28 McCosh Hall.

Sharma and Upreti, who were born in East Nepal, are activists for women's and human rights issues. They have been involved with the Women's Foundation of Nepal for almost 20 years. The foundation was started in 1988 by students and professional women to address the problems faced by women in the country.

The two will describe the legal system in Nepal, including the constitution that was established when the country became a democracy 10 years ago. They will explain how the law treats human rights and, in particular, equal rights for women.

The event is co-sponsored by the Program in the Study of Women and Gender, the International Center, the Women's Center and the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs.

Contact: Marilyn Marks (609) 258-3601

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