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Against stereotypes: Women taking lead in Nepal’s earthquake recovery

Tara Tamang, 24, is a woman mason in Gatlang, a small village in Rasuwa. She is one of the first women in her village to work as a mason. Women in the village would not do construction jobs till few years back. But, when the massive 7.6-magnitude earthquake struck the country on April 25 three […]

Nepal Earthquake: Why retrofitting can be a better option for reconstruction

Though the government realised it quite late, retrofitting has been an effective and economical technology to build back better for people whose houses were partially damaged in the 2015 Nepal earthquake. It was in 2012/13 that Min Prasad Nepal (now 67) and his wife Saraswati (now 56) built their new house on a hill at […]