A tradition that kills women and children is still observed, even though it has been officially banned in Nepal. Chhaupadi is a banishment that sends girls and women to live in makeshift huts while they’re menstruating or right after giving birth.

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Women’s Equality Day in the United States marks the anniversary of a special day: when women stopped being denied the right to vote. Before women fought for that, they had to escape coverture: by marriage, the husband and wife were one person in law.

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