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Juliette Rousselot – Nepal’s Maithil women break traditional gender roles

Mithila, Nepal – Like many women in the Maithil community in Nepal, Manjula Thakur found her life severely restricted and controlled by the male members of her family. The community follows deeply entrenched patriarchal traditions. “I used to stay  at home all the time, with my head covered, doing the cooking and other household chores,” says the 56-year-old. Once known as …