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Nepal Video: International Women’s Day Being Celebrated Nationwide

Posted by celticfire84 on March 10, 2011

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Revolutionary Women in People’s War In Nepal

Posted by hetty7 on March 10, 2011

Nepalese Maoist leaders gathered in commemoration of International Women's Day. Photo by Jed Brandt.

The following are excerpts from Hsila Yami (Comrade Parvati’s) 2003 essay The Question of Women’s Leadership in People’s War in Nepal. This appeared originally in The Worker #8.

The SAREV site is reproducing these excerpts for International Women’s Day,  March 8, 2011.

The Question of Women’s Leadership in People’s War in Nepal

by Comrade Parvati


People’ War (PW) in Nepal. which was initiated in February 1996 under the leadership of the CPN (Maoist) has been developing in leaps and bounds. The fire of revolution, which initially sparked a few districts in Western Nepal, has swept all over the country. According to the Government’s own account, out of 75 districts in Nepal,  PW has affected 73 districts. All these gains would not have been possible without the mobilization of the masses that are the backbone of the PW in Nepal. Read the rest of this entry »

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Reading Cluster: Women and Revolution in South Asia

Posted by Rosa Harris on March 10, 2011

Women and Revolution

International Women’s Day: Women’s Role in Nepal’s Revolution
Interview: Women’s Liberation in India
Hisila Yami :Women Leaders as a Catalyst Agent for Communism
Women’s Liberation Theory from Nepal Revolutionaries

The Lives of Women

One More Reason for Revolution: Sex Trade in South Asia
Life in the Maoist PLGA: Men Cook, Women Patrol
India: The Story of a Rebel’s Birth
WPRM Interview: On Women’s Liberation in Nepal

More Kasama Reading Clusters can be found here.

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Women’s Liberation and Nepal’s Revolution: An Interview with Sahm Janagharti

Posted by celticfire84 on March 8, 2011

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People’s War…Women’s War?

Posted by celticfire84 on January 3, 2011

Front cover of "People's War...Women's War" by Butch Lee

The success of the revolution in Nepal has demonstrated that liberation from oppression is possible, and as that revolution continues to break down feudal oppression, foreign economic domination, and domestic reaction, the Nepalese revolution has marked a significant point in the liberation of women. Available from Kersplebedeb is the essay “People’s War…Women’s War” by Butch Lee, offers a revolutionary feminist take on the revolution in Nepal.

The People’s Liberation Army is composed of 40% female fighters, and women’s role in the revolutionary struggle have been present from the beginning, as demonstrated by one of its long time leaders, known as Comrade Parvati, who authored The Question of Women’s Leadership in People’s War in Nepal.

This collection lays bare both tremendous advancements for women’s liberation and the setbacks that remain. To continue the struggle for women’s liberation, the Maoist revolutionaries have organized groups like the Nepalese Women’s Association (Revolutionary) [ANWA(R)], which have empowered women to join the revolutionary struggle.

The pamphlet, while published in 2006 remains a powerful account for revolutionaries interested in the Nepalese revolution to study. As typical for our site, posting does not imply endorsement of the views presented in the following. We offer for our readers material for discussion.

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