Tens of thousands of Nepalese girls and women are trafficked each year. They end up in brothels as sex workers or in homes and factories as slaves. They are trafficked within Nepal and to countries such as India, Saudi Arabia, Malaysia, Hong Kong and the UAE.
Nepal is traditionally a patriarchal society where women in general and girl children in particular are treated as second class citizens. While this is changing in the cities and larger towns where people are…Read More
Economic, environmental and cultural factors combine to result in a myriad of reproductive health issues which affect Nepalese women, particularly those in rural areas. Lack of education in general and awareness of reproductive health problems in particular, and a strongly patriarchal society where such ‘women’s issues’ are not discussed openly, mean that many woman are not aware of cultural practices that can be detrimental to their health, nor of the way or where to seek help when they do…Read More