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Nepali women are unequal by law


Nepal is still lagging far behind international human rights standards concerning equal rights to citizenship.Nepali women are unequal by law Hemanta Shrestha/TKP File Photo

Jesselina Rana


This International Women’s Day marks 25 years of the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action—one of the most comprehensive documents aiming to remove systemic barriers holding women back from equal participation in both private and public life. After 25 years of activism and groundwork, what is the status of Nepali women in a country that is still very much guided by patriarchal values?


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