Better to be a single mother in rural Nepal than in Germany

Eva Wieners describes how German society makes it harder to be a single mother than Nepal, where the community accommodates the difficult balance of working and raising a child. She admits, however, that she enjoys a certain degree of privilege as a white, relatively affluent foreigner. Her story indicates that systematic sexism still existed in one of the most progressive Western countries despite being well into the 21st century.

Storyteller: Eva Wieners

Date of Story: 2012-2015
Location of Story: Germany; Kaule, Nepal
Location: Münster, Germany
Date: 17 February, 2016

To find out more about Eva’s life in Nepal with her daughter Miriam, check out her blog Miriam und Eva Unterwegs (German).