Archive for the ‘health’ Category

Redefining Tradition: Women Challenge the Dowry System

“In our community, we do not have money, people are not educated, we cannot speak elegantly, that’s why we need to come together, we need to work together. We joined […]

Nuns in Bhutan sit in red robes, heads shaved, attending a menstrual health workshop

Shattering Menstrual Stigma in South Asia

Did you know that almost 45% of girls in Bhutan report missing school due to menstruation (UNICEF and the Ministry of Education of Bhutan 2018)? Across South Asia and the […]

COVID Update: From Emergency Response to Fostering Equitable Recovery

READ Centers play a pivotal role during a crisis, providing disaster response and relief during emergencies, and promoting equity during recovery. Our READ Bhutan, READ India, and READ Nepal teams […]

Nepal Earthquake Relief & Rebuilding Efforts

Please donate to READ’s Nepal Earthquake Fund. 100% of funds directly support our partner communities and Nepal team so they can provide relief services and information through READ Centers, help […]

READ Nepal Earthquake Relief Updates: April-May

We will continue to post updates on this page as we learn more about relief efforts in our partner communities. Click here to donate to our relief fund. Click here […]

Libraries in Nepal Provide Support for Earthquake Victims

Donate today to help our partner communities rebuild through READ’s Nepal Earthquake Fund As of April 30, over 5,800 are known dead with injuries surpassing 10,000 following the earthquake and […]

Women in Nepal receive prenatal care via mobile app

In Nepal, it is difficult for expecting mothers to regularly visit their doctors for prenatal health check-ups. They often have to travel a long way on foot to the nearest […]

Understanding Your Body – A Practical Guide to Women’s Health in Bhutan

With limited health education available to them, many women in Bhutan do not know basic health and hygiene skills. Some health issues are taught in schools, such as hand washing […]

Digital tools raise awareness on maternal health in Nepal

This article was written as part of the Women Weave the Web campaign of our partner organization WorldPulse, and is written by Sanjana Shrestha, the Nepal Country Director of READ […]

Libraries Provide Health Services in India

Health is vital to the prosperity of rural villagers, who are often isolated from critical resources that are only available at hospitals in larger cities. Simple treatments like vaccinations, eye […]

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