Canada Nepal

How One Woman Escaped Forced Marriage and Thrived

Katie Zeppieri | Posted 03.19.2015 | Canada Impact
Katie Zeppieri

At 23 years of age, Nasreen Sheikh radically redefines what it means to be a Nepali woman. She is a Sunni Muslim living in a predominately Hindu community and is the founder of a fair-trade sewing collective called Local Women's Handicrafts. Nasreen is an outlier in her community. Typically, most Nepali girls marry between the ages of 15 and 18. The pressure to have a married daughter began to increase with each year Nasreen remained single however, and in 2014, Nasreen's parents decided that they had to take action. For Nasreen, this arranged marriage would have meant the end of Local Women's Handicrafts.

B.C. Nurse Killed In 'Nightmare' Nepal Avalanche

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 10.17.2014 | Canada British Columbia

A B.C. nurse was killed after an avalanche buried scores of people in Nepal this week, while an Okanagan man's family was relieved to hear that he's s...

B.C. Man Missing In Nepal Following Avalanche

CBC | Posted 12.16.2014 | Canada British Columbia

UPDATE - Oct. 17, 2014: Matt Adams' family said they finally heard from him on Thursday night, reported CTV News. A family in the Okanagan is frant...

2 Canadian Women Found Safe After Nepal Avalanche

CP | The Canadian Press, The Associated Press | Posted 12.16.2014 | Canada

A Canadian survivor of the Nepal avalanche that killed at least 27 people has described a harrowing tale of being buried waist-high in thick, heavy sn...

4 Canadians Dead In Nepal

CP | The Canadian Press, The Associated Press | Posted 12.15.2014 | Canada

An avalanche and a blizzard in Nepal's mountainous north have killed at least 12 people, including four Canadians, officials said.The co-founder of Mo...

Quebecer Reportedly Missing After Nepal Avalanche

CBC | Posted 11.23.2012 | Canada

A cardiologist from Quebec is missing but a climber from B.C. is safe following a deadly avalanche that swept down a Himalayan peak on Sunday, leaving...

Canadian Reportedly Among Missing In Nepal Avalanche

AP | Posted 09.23.2012 | Canada

KATHMANDU, Nepal - Officials say at least nine people are dead and several others missing, including a Canadian, after an avalanche hit climbers on a ...

These Kids Learned About Child Rights the Hard Way

Craig and Marc Kielburger | Posted 09.15.2012 | Canada
Craig and Marc Kielburger

Poonam Thapa, a former sex slave in Nepal, is a jurist and educator for the World Children's Prize, a global initiative that teaches children in all parts of the world about their rights. Each year the WCP brings together a jury of 15 young people from all parts of the world. These children are experts in child rights thanks in part to training they receive, but more importantly, for many of them, because of their own life experiences as former child slaves, soldiers, refugees and street kids.

Want to Travel the World? Here's How.

Elia Saikaly | Posted 02.26.2012 | Canada
Elia Saikaly


The Summit of Cho Oyu, Part 2: Between Life and Death

Elia Saikaly | Posted 12.19.2011 | Canada
Elia Saikaly

Imagine being in total darkness, knowing if you fall you die, and being so completely out of breath and energy that you can only move forward an inch at a time. I'm wasted. Finished. Out of energy. My only savior at this point is the sun.

Not Without My Baby: Crossing the Tibetan Border

Elia Saikaly | Posted 12.14.2011 | Canada
Elia Saikaly

Imagine strapping a propane tank and a 40 pound duffle bag to your head by way of a burlap strap and hauling the weight up a hill at 8,000 feet above sea level. Could you do it? Now imagine you have an infant strapped to the front of your chest.

Tragedy High Above the Clouds

Elia Saikaly | Posted 12.08.2011 | Canada
Elia Saikaly

Hardship Never-Ending

Elia Saikaly | Posted 12.07.2011 | Canada
Elia Saikaly

Giving Up on a Dream to Save a Life

Elia Saikaly | Posted 12.01.2011 | Canada
Elia Saikaly

Why Challenge Ourselves?

Elia Saikaly | Posted 11.07.2011 | Canada
Elia Saikaly

It's that time of year again when uncertainty takes precedence over all that is routine, familiar and predictable. No matter how many times one embark...