Equality and inequality can mean different things to different people.

Legal Rights awareness

Violence against women and their loss of property in marriage breakups is commonplace. Women seemingly have little or no legal recourse.   Another widespread inequality is the general acceptance that women are treated as being ‘unclean’ during their menstruation. In many areas and by many castes they are  banished to an outside hut or a stable. Some castes cannot look at the sun, the moon, touch cooking utensils, or visit temples. Add to that limited access to schooling and work opportunities, then there is a systemised clear segmentation in society, resulting in unfair isolation and gender inequality. 

To counter this ‘isolation’ Steps has initiated a series of activities, e.g. Run for Equality, Cycle for Equality, etc. These provide a platform for women to experience and to show their innate strengths. Sport and art are bonding tools that allow women to express themselves and raise their self-awareness and self-esteem. In addition, many of the activities can easily include men, so helping to bridge the gender gap. 

Today the Steps ‘Equality’ title has taken on a brand-like status. It can be used for any activity to highlight the value and the necessity of equality. 

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Run for Equality

A mini marathon organised by Steps.
Now Steps members run in other races, with the flag: ‘Run for Equality’.

 

 

 

22154172_1483613011722944_409136766537899852_nPlay for Equality

Originally Tipling women challenged their men to a game of volleyball. Now, it encompasses any team game where both genders participate.

 

 

61ADFC36-2B7E-4383-B8B9-EDF5254E9D57Cycle for Equality

A one-bike project that grew and grew. An awakening for many women, and great fun. 

 

DrawingDraw for Equality

Simple tools: Pencils, paper and colours. Imagination runs amok!

 

8C4C8AD6-0988-4171-9BEF-81944806B32ESelf Defense for Equality

Safety is a key factor for reaching equality.
Self-defence raises awareness and self-confidence..

 

 

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Yoga for Equality

Bringing body and soul and heart together. 

 

 

 

Dance for Equality
Dance, dance, dance to raise the strength and power in Nepali society.
Traditional dance to hip-hop. Arranging training and festivals.