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Leader of Nepalese Women's Movement Visits Oklahoma (Apr 28, 2006)
Nepalís King Gyanendra gave in to protesters' demands and allowed his nationís parliament to hold its first session in three and a half years today. The move comes days after Maoist rebels declared a three-month cease-fire. The truce raises hopes that an end to the monarchyís decade long conflict may be on the horizon. As the historic events unfolded this week, Lily Thapa, the founder of Nepalís largest womenís rights organization was paying close attention from 8-thousand miles away in Edmond, Oklahoma. She was visiting her son, whoís a student at the University of Central Oklahoma (about 7 minutes). For more information on the status of widows in Nepal, visit the Women for Human Rights Single Women Group website or write to Lily Thapa at lily@mos.com.np

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