• gender equality in Nepal

    Women Reap Some Surprising Benefits From Nepal’s Ghost Economy

    by  • February 3, 2015 • Asia, Migration, Women • 2 Comments

    KATHMANDU, Nepal — Migration in this country is omnipresent. Nearly everyone has a relative or a neighbor who works abroad, while the Department of Foreign Employment, based in the capital here, teems with job-seekers. Landlocked Nepal has a long history of labor exportation, but the scope of the country’s current migration boom is unprecedented:...

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    Meet Sapana Malla, a Diligent Pioneer of Women’s Rights in Nepal

    by  • May 8, 2014 • Asia, Gender-Based Violence, Human Rights, Human Trafficking, Women • 1 Comment

    Sapana Malla of Nepal

    As a lawyer, Sapana Pradhan Malla has pioneered women’s rights in Nepal, consistently advocating for equal inheritance, reproductive rights and women’s participation in politics. She has also been a politician herself, as a member Nepal’s Constituent Assembly, or parliament, from the Communist Party of Nepal-Unified Marxist-Leninist Party, where she fought not only for equal rights...

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