14 thoughts on “Nuns & Rape: how to help

  1. What is happening to her now? I understand her name was illegally released and that her monastery may no longer have been supportive. I hope both of these are untrue.

    Thank you for making this avenue available. I hope she and all others who have suffered in such a way have all that they need.

  2. The nun is being looked after, her family is really involved as well. But they are poor, she needs serious pyschiatric care and medical attention. and will need it for a long time. She is devasted and seriously in need professional rape counseling and long term therapy. Medical care is cash basis there, so she needs financial help. Please donate generously.

    Her temple is reconsidering, but remember their culture is not woman friendly in general. It’s changing and some good people there are trying to change the system. please donate to help her.

  3. http://www.buddhistchannel.tv/index.php?id=39,10399,0,0,1,0

    The nun’s sister, Kabita, watches as she tosses and turns in bed, moaning. Her bed is near the door of a large ward full of patients. She covers her face with her blanket every time someone walks past. Kabita says her sister hasn’t spoken a word to her family, or to the doctors. She says: “Look at what those demons did to her, a young woman who has devoted her life to god.”

    The family is now worried about her future. Although there were initial reports that the nunnery where she studied in Pharping had excommunicated her, the Nepal Buddhist Federation (NBF) has denied this. “I was misquoted in the Indian media, she was never expelled, there is no provision in Buddhism for excommunication,” said the NBF’s Norbu Sherpa.

    The Nepal Tamang Lama Ghedung, an organisation of Tamang Lamas, has said it will reinstate the nun in the local Gumba in Sankhuwasabha once she gets well. Palden Lama of the Ghedung said: “Her celibacy was broken against her will, Buddhist philosophy is about protecting, rescuing and rehabilitating the victim instead of adding to the pain.”

    The above is a quoted section from the article.

    • This seems to be a little bit of good news (that she’s not going to be excommunicated) in this otherwise very horrible story. Frankly, it was infuriating that they even suggested it. Glad they backed off and now appear willing to help her recover and continue to grow spiritually.

  4. Please donate to the Ara Tara School for Ani Choying the ‘singing nun’ is housing her and trying to help. funds will be needed for the upcoming court case and medical care.

  5. http://www.buddhistchannel.tv/index.php?id=39,10365,0,0,1,0

    Choying Drolma, the red-robed, tonsured Buddhist nun whose prayer chants have won her thousands of followers in Nepal, China and the West, has now also become the saviour of a 21-year-old nun who was thought to have lost her right to remain a nun after being raped by five men in a bus.

    On Tuesday, after the dazed victim was discharged from hospital, Choying offered her a new home at Arya Tara, the school run by Nuns’ Welfare Foundation. Choying founded the non-profit organisation with the money earned through her singing to provide education to Buddhist nuns – anis – who mostly remain neglected while monks have greater access to education.

    This is a quote from the article, perhaps someone can find the website or mailing information for this donation to happen.

  6. The Convention on the Elimination of all Forms of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW) is an international convention adopted in 1979 by the United Nations General Assembly. [edit] The ConventionThe Convention defines discrimination against women in the following terms:

    “Any distinction, exclusion or restriction made on the basis of sex which has the effect or purpose of impairing or nullifying the recognition, enjoyment or exercise by women, irrespective of their marital status, on a basis of equality of men and women, of human rights and fundamental freedoms in the political, economic, social, cultural, civil or any other field”.

    …any other field I would presum includes religion

    _____________________________

    I bet those teenage boys who raped the nun are glad they didnt’t live in Australia in 1887.

    (Please not Australia no longer has any forms of capital punishment and abhores such brutal practises as the following and is trying for more progressive forms of imprisonment NOT capital punishment)

    Article in the Sydney Magazine, August, 2011

    “THE HANGMAN GOT IT WRONG”

    “Nosey Bob, the hangman at Darlinghurst Jail made a hash of the last-ever hangings for rape in NSW Sydney Australia on January 7, 1887.

    Four teenagers had been sentenced to death, two only on circumstantial evidence – for the Mount Rennie outrage of 1886, when a domestic servant and orphan, Mary Jane Hicks, claimed to have been assaulted in Moore Park.

    “…watched by almost 150 peole the hangings caused a horrible scene:, Only one of the four died instantaneously because the hangman had not correctly calculated the length of the rope”.

    Good one Bob ..lets hope you were more successful in other areas mate…good reason for them being the last ever hangings ever anywhere I would say…gross!

    Note this was circumstantial evidence, and you might think she would have been the “wife” of a judge or something but no an orphan and domestic servant – and this was done in public.

    mmm maybe every teenage boy should read this story and they might just think twice..not worth boys!

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