Nepal outlaws menstruation huts, but what will take their place?

7 months, 19 days ago

( CNN) Radhika Kami lives with her family of six in a traditional mud-and-brick house in a rural village in Nepal’s Kanchanpur district — for most of the year.

For about five days each month, the 16 -year-old is banished to a shack — a windowless, ramshackle shed with a small doorway and poor sanitation and ventilation — and is forbidden from touching other people, kine, any fruits and vegetables that are growing, even books.

It is known as a menstruation shack, and Radhika must go there each time she has her period.