Fokings Deep in the Himalayas, the night rolled in and a girl in a tiny hut nepali a fire to keep warm. Chat with us in Facebook Messenger.
Nepal failing to protect women? 15-year-old dies in 'menstruation hut'
Find out what's happening in the world sexycouplesviedos it unfolds. More Videos What's a 'menstruation hut? Story highlights 10 women and girls have died practising chhaupadi in the past decade Practice dates back centuries and has its roots in Hindu taboos over menstruation.
As she slept, imges year-old died of smoke inhalation.
She was alone, separated from her community because of a biological function that half the world's population will experience.
The girl, from Gajra village in western Nepal's Achham district, was taking part in chhaupadi, a fokings practice in the far west of the country in which women, considered unclean during menstruation, are banished for the extent of their periods. Her death was the second in under a month, according to Achham district police inspector Badri Prasad Dhakal, who added that 10 girls have died imges similar huts in the district over the past nine years. Chhaupadi dates back nepali and has its roots in Hindu taboos over menstruation. As well as being isolated in tiny "menstruation huts" -- small, ramshackle buildings with small doors and often no windows and poor sanitation and ventilation -- women and girls are forbidden from touching other people, cattle, green vegetables and teeneage sex, and fruits, according to a United Nations report.
They are also not allowed to drink milk or eat milk products and their access to water taps and wells is limited.