by Juliette Rousselot (Al Jazeera)
'These women broke the ground; now there's been some societal changes and more women are gaining independence.'
by Aidan McQuade (The Guardian)
Opportunists are pouncing on the chaos in Nepal to force vulnerable people into slavery. It’s not a new problem but one we urgently need to address.
by Emma Batha (Reuters)
CASABLANCA, Morocco (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - The massive earthquakes in Nepal will lead to a dramatic rise in child marriage and the trafficking of children as criminals prey on orphans and parents act to protect young daughters, the head of a social welfare organization predicted on Tuesday.
by Irin News
KATHMANDU, 15 June 2012 (IRIN) - Thousands of Nepali girls leave school every year to get married, missing out on their education, the government says. Parents are often unaware of the impact that trying to save the money spent on education can have on the future of their daughter.
by Hanna Ingber (Pulitzer Center)
When Shyam Balami was a teenager, his aging parents decided they needed more help around the house. They told him it was time to get married. They looked around and settled on a girl in a nearby village outside Nepal’s Kathmandu Valley.
Nepal is a source country for men, women, and children trafficked for the purposes of commercial sexual exploitation and involuntary servitude.