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Published by: Irada Parajuli Gautam on May 15, 2011
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The Difficulties Girls Face in Families,in Ramghat and Ghusra Villages of Surkhet District,Mid-western, Nepal
Irada GautamSave the Children (UK)Office for South and Central Asia RegionKathmanduMay 1999
I would like to thank all those who made it possible to produce this report bygiving their valuable time and who contributed their ideas. Special thanks go tothe different groups of girls, their brothers, and parents from the Kami/ Damai,Tharu and Brahman/Chhetri of Ramghat and Ghusra villages in Surkhet district.My thanks also go to the VDC representatives, individual girls and their peerswho have contributed immensely to this field study.I am grateful to all my colleagues at OSCAR who were supportive in variousways. This report would not be possible without the support and guidance ofJohn Parry-Williams. My special thanks to Rajaram KC, Samina, and Karna, whoprovided all the administrative and technical support during the period of mystudy.I extend my sincere thanks to Dr. K. B. Bhattachan, who assisted in the design ofthe study methodologies. I equally thank Michael Etherton, Julian Kramer,Ranjan Poudyal, Simon Mollison, Keshari Thapa and Joanna Hill for theirvaluable comments and suggestions.I would like to thank Tej Bista, and Dillu Ghimire, program supervisors forSCF/UK and SAC-Surkhet, who supported me in the recording of informationduring the field study. My thanks also go to SCF/ UK-Surkhet, WEEDS-Ramghatand SAC-Surkhet for their kind support and cooperation during this study.
Irada Gautam
AcknowledgementsContentsAcronymsMapsExecutive Summary introduction
1.1 Girls and Discrimination: An Overview in South Asia1.2 Research Rationale1.3 The Nature of this Research1.4 Key Questions/Issues
2.1 Background2.2 Location of the Study Site2.4 Selection of the Groups2.5 Reasons for Choosing These Groups2.6 Data Collection Tools2.7 Limitations2.8 Ethical Issues2.9 Research Timing
3.1 Researcher’s Observations3.2 Local Cultural Understanding3.3 Local Political/Economic Context
4.1 Adolescent Girls4.2 Married Adolescent Girls4.3 Brothers’ Group4.4 Pre-Adolescent Girls4.5 Parents of Adolescent Girls4.6 Village Representatives4.7 In-depth Individual Case Studies

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