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Nepal’s Hated Feudal World: Where Girls Become Cheap Labor

Posted by celticfire84 on January 31, 2011

This piece comes from IRIN, a humanitarian news service for NGO audiences. This documents the harsh and unjust lives experienced by millions of young girls in Nepal, as further evidence why revolutionary change is both greatly needed and justified.

KATHMANDU, 27 January 2011 (IRIN) – One million fewer children are working in Nepal than a decade ago, though more girls are toiling in dangerous conditions than boys, according to a soon-to-be-published report documenting the country’s sizeable population of child labourers.

Nearly 24 percent of girls nationwide (or 911,000), compared to 17.5 percent of boys (or 688,000), perform work that qualifies them as labourers, according to an International Labour Organization (ILO) report. Read the rest of this entry »

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