In parts of rural Nepal women and girls are segregated from their families during menstruation. A look at historical context of this practice and the slow pace of social change.
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In far western Nepal, many believe that women who are menstruating are impure and bring bad luck. And so they are exiled each month, leaving them vulnerable to rape and other horrors.
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