Perceptions and Practices of Society Towards Single Women in the Context of Nepal
Keywords:single women, perceptions
The purpose of this paper is to highlight on the perceptions and practices of society towards single women, specifically the widows, in the context of Nepal. The focus is on issues of gender relations and the status of widow women. The arguments are based on the review of literature and the author's own observation of social practices towards women and widow women. The discussion starts by defining the concept of women and single women and proceeds through the discussion of their status in relation to men as they are prescribed by codes of conduct of society.
Occasional Papers in Sociology and Anthropology Vol.11 2009 244-254