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Dhading, Bina Limbu. Trained women masons at work for house reconstruction. There is a severe shortage of skilled labour as men have gone for foreign employment. In this scenario, some women trained by National Society for Earthquake Technology (NSET) have been stepping up to work as masons. At first, women masons were frowned upon by the villagers due to patriarchal beliefs that women cannot do heavy labour but gradually they have become more accepting of them.

First Round of Fieldwork in Nepal Complete (May 30)

Research was conducted in Bhaktapur, Dhading, and Sinhupalchok.