Tuesday, June 6, 2017

Yuwalaya celebrates Girls in ICT Day with Kavre youth


Yuwalaya on June 2 and 3 organised a capacity building training for girls of Kavre district on the occasion of the International Girls in ICT Day.

The Day is celebrated every year on the fourth Thursday of April. This year, it was marked with the theme "Expand Horizons, Change Attitudes".  

Total 33 young women from the district had participated in the event supported by the Nepal Telecommunications Authority and the Creative Society Nepal. 

Thursday, March 23, 2017

Diary from March 8



Kshitij Kayastha

On March 8, 2017, I witnessed one hundred or so men walking along the busy roads of Lalitpur, holding placards that voiced their solidarity against the violence faced by girls and women. The march was not anything special because a march walked by a few men cannot change the way of the world, but it surely can bring about a revolution: a spark to change the way of the world.

Friday, May 27, 2016

Vacancy re-announcement: Program Officer and Graphic Designer

Yuwalaya is a purely youth-led, non-profit, non-government organization working for and with youths and adolescents of Nepal. Yuwalaya is established by child club graduates and seeks to create platform for adolescents, youths and especially child clubs graduates aiming to encourage them to achieve its goals and objectives.

Monday, May 23, 2016

MENstruation talk with MEN

On the occasion of Menstrual Hygiene Day, youth-led organization Yuwalaya in coordination with youth radio talk show 'Saathi Sanga Manka Kura' organized the MENstruation talk with MEN, on Saturday, May 21.

Total 20 young men aged 15-24 participated in the interaction where they discussed various aspects of menstruation.

Sunday, May 22, 2016

महिनावारी सरसफाइमा पुरुष



विश्व महिनावारी सरसफाई दिवसको अवसरमा युवालयले रेडियो कार्यक्रम ‘साथीसँग मनका कुरा’सँगको सहकार्यमा युवा पुरुषहरूसँग महिनावारी सरसफाइका विषयमा छलफल कार्यक्रम सञ्चालन गरेको छ ।

गत जेठ ८ गते शनिबार सञ्चालित ‘मेन्स्ट्रुएसन टक विथ मेन’ नाम दिइएको उक्त कार्यक्रममा १५ देखि २४ वर्ष उमेरमा २० जना युवा पुरुषहरूको सहभागिता रहेको थियो ।

Tuesday, May 10, 2016

Vacancy Announcement: Work with Yuwalaya

Yuwalaya is a purely youth-led, non-profit, non-government organization working for and with youths and adolescents of Nepal. Yuwalaya is established by child club graduates and seeks to create platform for adolescents, youths and especially child clubs graduates aiming to encourage them to achieve its goals and objectives.

Sunday, April 24, 2016

केही गर्न सक्छु भन्ने भएको छ

मुना थापा मगर, सिन्धुली
मेरो नाम मुना । सिन्धुली जिल्ला, कमलामाई नगरपालिकाको वडा नम्बर ४मा बस्छु । असाध्यै हरियाली र सुन्दर ठाउँ छ मेरो गाउँ । भूकम्प आउने समयमा म कक्षा १२को परीक्षा दिएर बसेकी थिएँ । उत्तिसारो बोल्न मन लाग्दैनथ्यो मलाई । मन लाग्दैन पनि के भन्नु, सिधासिधी भन्दा डर लाग्थ्यो । संस्थाका मान्छे भन्ने त कोही चिनेको भए त के ! त्यही भएर पनि म आफैलाई आफू कमजोर छु, बोल्न पनि सक्दिन भन्नेजस्तो हुन्थ्यो । आत्मविश्वास कम थियो भन्दा नि हुन्छ । कस्तो नरमाइलो हुन्छ नि त्यस्तो हुँदा :(

Saturday, April 23, 2016

आज युवालयले मलाई थप परिचय दिएको छ

राजन बस्नेत, दोलखा
मान्छे भएर जन्म लिइसकेपछि मानवता लिएर बाँच्न सक्नु नै मानवता हो जस्तो लाग्छ मलाई । हुन त मान्छेले जानेरै त आएको हुँदैन । ऊ हुर्कने परिवार, देख्दै बढ्दै गरेको समाजबाट नै यसले धेरै कुरा सिक्छ । र बिस्तारै उसका सिकाइ, ज्ञान र बुझाइका आधारमा आफ्नो परिचय तयार पार्छ । मैले पनि बाल क्लब हुँदै जिल्ला बाल सञ्जालसम्मको यात्रामा यसरी नै परिचय बनाउँदै गइरहेको थिएँ । आज युवालयले मलाई थप परिचय दिएको छ ।

Wednesday, March 9, 2016

Men express commitment against violence against women




KATHMANDU: More than 100 men on Tuesday, March 8, held a march in Lalitpur expressing their commitment against violence against women and girls.

More than 15 youth organisations had joined hands to hold the Men's March: Men against Violence against Women and Girls, on the occasion of the 106th International Women's Day.

Tuesday, March 1, 2016

Yuwalaya elects new executive committee

KATHMANDU: Yuwalaya, a youth-led non-government organisation, on Saturday, February 27, elected its new executive committee for next two years.
The second general convention of the organisation held in Lalitpur today elected the nine-member team led by Sanjog Thakuri as its President.

Sunday, December 20, 2015

Post-quake joint youth initiative approaches its end

The Youth Leads in Emergency project being run by UNFPA, Restless Development, Y-PEER, Yuwalaya, and Yuwa is soon to conclude in this December.  

In this project, a group of 35 peer educators have been orientated to work with youth in the communities on different issues and conduct awareness programs at post-earthquake camps, schools and clubs of the Kathmandu Valley.

Monday, December 7, 2015

Yuwalaya celebrates the 26th International Children's Day

Many organizations celebrated the 26th International Children's Day all around the world on 20th November, 2015. Yuwalaya in coordination with the District Child Club Network (Lalitpur), Lalitpur Sub-Metropolitan City and other local stakeholders organized a program at Mangalbazaar, Patan.

Friday, April 17, 2015

आँटिलो बन्नुपर्ने रहेछ


जाडो महिनाको समयमा दिन छोटो, रात लामो हुन्छ । बेलुकी ६ नबज्दै झमक्क अध्यारो भइसक्छ ।

एउटा त्यस्तै दिनमा बेलुकी ६ बजेतिर म अफिसबाट घर फर्किदै थिएँ । सधैझैँ मेरो घर जाने बाटोमा केटाहरूको एक समूह बसिरहेको थियो । उनीहरू मलाई सधैँ जिस्काउँथे, तर म कहिल्यै पनि वास्ता गर्दैनथेँ । आफ्नै सुरमा हिँडिरहन्थेँ ।

तर त्यो दिन एक्कासी तिनीहरूले म हिँड्ने बाटो छेके । मैले वरिपरि हेरेँ, म एक्लै थिएँ । त्यसैले म डराएँ । म अर्कै बाटोबाट जान खोजेँ, तर तिनीहरूले फेरि छेके । त्यत्तिकैमा एक जना केटाले मलाई हेर्दै भन्यो, “बहिनी, तिमीलाई यो राजेश भन्ने केटाले मन पराउँछ  । तिमी उसलाई मन पराउँछौ कि मन पराउँदैनौ भन त ?”

उसले त्यति के भनेको थियो, सब केटाहरु गलल हाँस्न थाले । म केही बोल्न सकिनँ । अनुहार रातोपिरो भइसकेको थियो । तैपनि आँट गरेर त्यहाँबाट हिँड्न खोजेँ र सफल पनि भएँ ।

घरमा गएर दुःखी हुँदै सोचेँ, “मैले लिएको र दिएको बाल यौन दुव्र्यवहार भन्ने विषयको तालिममा, आफूलाई मन नपर्ने व्यवहार कसैले गर्दै छ भने त्यतिखेर नै उक्त व्यक्तिलाई आफूलाई त्यस्तो व्यवहार गरेको मन पर्दैन भनेर भन्नुपर्छ भन्ने कुरा सिकेको र सिकाएको थिएँ । तर आज त्यो कुरा आफ्नै जीवनमा लागू गर्न सकिनँ ।”
तर, अब भने त्यस्तो केही भइहाल्यो भने मसँग भएको सीप लागू गरेरै छाड्छु ।

भारती युवालयकी सदस्य हुनुहुन्छ । 

Why didn't I tease girls?

In my teenage, I was called a jogi (a sadhu) by my male friends – for I abstained from smoking and drinking. Neither did I make any love proposal to any girl. Even, which was the most important for earning the jogi nickname, I did not tease any girl on streets and I did not write any girl's name on wall of my school's toilet!

Instead, I would help my mom and sister in domestic chores. The boys would tell me that I was girlish. While many of my men friends do not believe that I have never eve-teased, others find it shocking – As if I failed as a man for not involving in any of such activities, as if I could not showcase my masculinity.

But, it makes me sad that even those educated friends find me different for not teasing girls on streets. I feel like crying aloud to express pity over them. But, I do not cry – for I feel proud that I am working for gender equality. Those friends who tease me for not teasing girls, indeed, are reasons why I work for equality between men and women.

Sunday, April 12, 2015

Yuwalaya organizes wall comics training for Saksham CC members

You must know that Yuwalaya has been running a child club for children with hearing disability. We have been organizing various activities at the club aiming at empowering them to use their rights.

Currently, members of the Saksham Child Club in Bhaktapur are receiving training on wall comics. The training has aimed to enable the members, who cannot speak or hear, to express themselves and voices for their rights with comic strips.