Women and Security in Nepal

Women and security in Nepal – new film by Safer World highlights the importance of female police officers. The film, presented in the form of a docu-drama, is based upon the findings of Saferworld research into gender-based violence and discrimination in Nepal, case studies of victims and discussions with community members and police officers. It demonstrates how female police officers can strengthen security delivery in the country, especially in response to sexual and gender-based violence. However, it also reveals how a conservative culture and limited resources prevent many women from taking on frontline policing roles and rising through the ranks.

In The Beginning There Was Life

by Ursula Daniels Sunrise at Pashupatinath Temple, Kathmandu, Nepal. This is the moment I have traveled halfway around the world to experience: the slanting rays of the rising sun playing over acres of God-encrusted temples, sky-clad saddhus[1], tropical flowers, sweet fruit, brightly dressed worshipers, roving friendly monkeys, singing birds, and …

Miss Representation

Miss Representation is a 2011 American documentary film written, directed, and produced by Jennifer Siebel Newsom. It explores how mainstream media contribute to the under-representation of women in influential positions by circulating limited and often disparaging portrayals of women. The film premiered in the documentary competition at the 2011 Sundance Film Festival.