Connecther Presents:


The Incurable Pain Amidst the Hills Rasani Shrestha, Asian University for Women

This short film has tried to capture the situation of women who are dealing with the problem of uterus prolapse in Jajarkot, one of the under developed districts of Nepal. This problem has revealed various cultural aspects of society such as early marriage which is hindering the health status as well as social life of women in villages. As girls get married early, they have many children which lead to causing problem in their uterus. In addition, the domination of male members in society has made the women think and react in a way which reflect their carelessness towards their health making their problem seem a negligible one. Women are also shy to share their pain because their pain lies in their uterus. Due to this, women are keeping their pain within themselves. Moreover, men had less knowledge about the sufferings of women from uterus prolapse. Furthermore, the remoteness of the district has also added to the problem of women. There is lack of proper health facilities in the villages of Jajarkot. To get medical treatment, villagers need to walk for days and reach headquarter, Khalanga. Spending time travel for the treatment is a challenging task for women because their first priority is to fulfill their household duties like collecting fodder, cutting trees, and carrying those to their house which requires walking up and down the hills and the rocky roads. Their daily schedule is concentrated in taking care of their children and doing household chores. Due to this fact, they cannot travel far away for their treatment. Moreover, they themselves do not consider their health more important than their household chores they are assigned to do. Since they are compelled to do the hard work for their survival and have experienced no hope for better life, they have accepted their problem, uterus prolapse, and the struggles as part of the life which is the saddest truth. People in the villages are poor which confines them to striving for their survival and restricts them from getting expensive health services or those services which require giving time instead of working in the house. Uterus prolapse is not the problem caused by women themselves, but is caused mostly due to the social norms and traditions practiced in the world.