Widows of Nepal

This is a documentary project about the ordinary life of widows in Nepal. I have been in Nepal twice working in collaboration with the NGO Women for Human Right (Kathmandu) and Women for Freedom (Vicenza) the last one spending more time with women in the rural villages. Discrimination against women in Nepal is prevalent, due to the structure of the society deeply rooted in Patriarchal thoughts. Women are constantly marginalized and single women (widows) are in a even worse state. Single women are considered as symbols of ill-omen and the cause of the death of their husbands.

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