A Nepali activist takes part in a protest in Kathmandu on February 12 calling for the scrapping of a proposed law that would restrict travel for many women. Photo: AP A Nepali activist takes part in a protest in Kathmandu on February 12 calling for the scrapping of a proposed law that would restrict travel for many women. Photo: AP
A Nepali activist takes part in a protest in Kathmandu on February 12 calling for the scrapping of a proposed law that would restrict travel for many women. Photo: AP
Nepal

‘Nepal is becoming Afghanistan’: activists hit out at plan requiring women to get male assent for foreign travel

  • The planned law is intended to ‘combat’ incidents of women being exploited abroad as forced labour, according to the Nepalese government
  • But critics say it reflects a patriarchal mindset that ignores women’s rights – and repeats earlier restrictions that did little to end human trafficking

Topic |   Nepal
A Nepali activist takes part in a protest in Kathmandu on February 12 calling for the scrapping of a proposed law that would restrict travel for many women. Photo: AP A Nepali activist takes part in a protest in Kathmandu on February 12 calling for the scrapping of a proposed law that would restrict travel for many women. Photo: AP
A Nepali activist takes part in a protest in Kathmandu on February 12 calling for the scrapping of a proposed law that would restrict travel for many women. Photo: AP
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