Process and Impact of Globalization in Nepalese Women

  • Manju Sharma Government of Nepal, Department of Water Induced Disaster Prevention (DWIDP), Pulchowk, Lalitpur
Keywords: Globalization, Culture, Hindu, Women, Norms and Values

Abstract

This paper explores the impact of globalization in Nepalese women. The changes on the women’s way of life due to globalization can be seen directly in the economy, media, IT sectors, various parts of society and ultimately in the culture. When the Nepalese women entered into the globalization process the Hindu norms and values of the society (where more than 82 percent are Hindu) has creolized with the global way of life. The women are becoming more self- reliant and empowered due to globalization but at the same time they are entering more risky markets to fulfill the desires that floated by the globalization. Similarly, globalization has offered various employment opportunities and exposure in international arena, but it also creates mental anxiety, depression and sexual abuse for those remaining in or outside the country. As there is very limited research and study on the impact of globalization in the Nepalese society, it is too early to conclude the impact of globalization as good or bad on Nepalese women.

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Author Biography

Manju Sharma, Government of Nepal, Department of Water Induced Disaster Prevention (DWIDP), Pulchowk, Lalitpur
Sharma, Manju is a sociologist at the Department of Water Induced Disaster Prevention (DWIDP), Pulchowk, Lalitpur. She has done her Masters degree in Anthropology from Tribhuvan University, Kirtipur, Nepal, Post Graduate Degree in Gender Studies from Central European University, Budapest, Hungary and Masters Degree in Global Study from NTNU and MHS Norway. She has been working as a government officer since last 15 years in the field of public grievances handling, public awareness building, formulation and institutionalization of user groups, empowerment and strengthen the organization, research and study, training and other non-structural mitigation measures of disaster and so on. She is an executive editor of Disaster Review and DWIDP Bulletin, annual publications of the department. She is also working as a training and information dissemination officer in the department. She is also a Gender Equality and Social Inclusion (GESI) focal point for the Asian Development Bank (ADB) funded Project Water Resource Project Preparatory Facility (WRPPF) under the DWIDP. She is a member of Technical Advisory Group (TAG) of Community Based Flood and Glacial Lake Outburst Risk Reduction Project (CFGORRP), a joint initiative of Department of Hydrology and Meteorology (DHM), UNDP, and GEF. Besides, she is an executive member of Nepal Norway Alumni Association (NNAA) and general member of Sociological and Anthropological Society of Nepal (SASON). She is an executive advisor of Innovative Support Hub (ISH), Nepal, an organization devoted in the field of study, research and inventory. Her interest areas are research, gender analysis, philosophy, and culture and identity.
Published
2015-12-07
How to Cite
Sharma, M. (2015). Process and Impact of Globalization in Nepalese Women. Dhaulagiri Journal of Sociology and Anthropology, 9, 128-146. https://doi.org/10.3126/dsaj.v9i0.14025
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