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Nepalese Nuns Clean Buddhist Shrine

Region: Nepal

Topics: Culture

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In Nepal’s Children’s Homes, Volunteers Work Illegally and, in Some Cases, Put Kids at Risk

Region: Nepal

Topics: Child RightsHuman Rights

The Nepalese government struggles to enforce a law requiring all international volunteers to apply for work permits before taking even unpaid jobs in the country. Some volunteers take temporary jobs at children’s homes, some of which offer the visitors unfettered access to children.

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Water Shortages Disrupt Education for Nepalese Students in Rural Regions

Region: Nepal

Topics: Water

Schools in remote, mountainous regions like the Baitadi district lack basic amenities and adequate sanitation. Safe water is hard to come by, but the government is spending more on education and building more toilets.

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Nepalese Children Prepare for Hindu Festival

Region: Nepal

Topics: Culture

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Scholarship Programs Help Children of Nepalese Migrant Workers, but Few Are Applying

Region: Nepal

Topics: EducationHuman Rights

Nearly 400,000 Nepalese work abroad, and they pay into a special fund to provide scholarships for children of migrant workers who are killed or seriously injured. There’s a catch, though: Only the children of those who were abroad legally can qualify for the help.

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Chinese Clothing Imports All the Rage in Nepal, but Some Fret Over Economic Impact

Region: Nepal

Topics: Business

Chinese clothing is becoming increasingly popular among traders and consumers across Nepal. But, experts say, the imports might be adding to a massive trade deficit that’s harming Nepal’s economy.

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Despite Promises of Aid, Sex Workers Struggle to Leave Industry in Nepal

Region: Nepal

Topics: Human Rights

In Nepal, sex work is common among women of the Badi community, locally considered a sub-caste. Government aid to provide other job prospects for Badi sex workers has declined, forcing many to remain in the trade as they say it affords them a decent income.

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No Money, No Land: Nepal’s Indentured Servants Are Free, but Can’t Escape System

Region: Nepal

Topics: Human Rights

The Nepalese government outlawed the haliya - indentured servitude - system in 2008, but thousands of people are still stuck in bonded labor. They say they need land to support themselves, but the government struggles to even find them.

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The Faithful Light Lamps at Nepalese Temple

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Teenage Girls Work at Nepalese Stone Dig

Region: Nepal

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