Nepal’s bleeding exiles

In parts of rural Nepal, women are forced to isolate themselves in huts or caves during their menstruation period. Recently, a 16-year-old girl suffocated to death in her goth. In recent years, some women have turned their back on the ritual: a few burnt their sheds. But although the country’s supreme court banned practising chaupadi in 2005, the custom dies hard. I am joined by Subuna Basnet, a central committee leader in the Bibeksheel Nepali Party, to discuss this practice and women’s rights in Nepal.