[QODLink]
Asia

Nepalis protest against child slavery

Activists say there are as many as 25,000 child bonded-labourers in the Himalayan country.

Last Modified: 12 Jun 2013 17:08
Email Article
Print Article
Share article
Send Feedback

Children in Nepal - especially girls - are still sold to work as slaves.

Activists say that there are as many as 25,000 child bonded-labourers in Nepal.

In 2002, the government declared the practice illegal, but former bonded labourers are landless, and still hand over their daughters in return for access to land.

Al Jazeera's Subina Shrestha reports from Kathmandu.

61

Source:
Al Jazeera
Email Article
Print Article
Share article
Send Feedback
Topics in this article
Country
City
Featured on Al Jazeera
Mother of jailed Al Jazeera journalist Abdullah Elshamy says her son's ordeal highlights the value of press freedom.
French Jews and Muslims say recent National Front victories in mayoral races reflect rising xenophobia.
Western fighters have streamed into the Middle East to help 'liberate' Arab countries such as Syria and Libya.
The Pakistani government is proposing reform of the nation's madrassas, which are accused of fostering terrorism.
Featured
Survivors of Bangladesh garment factory collapse say they received little compensation and face economic hardship.
As Iraq prepares to vote, deadly violence is surging. But at the site of one bomb attack, people insist life must go on.
French Jews and Muslims say recent National Front victories in mayoral races reflect rising xenophobia.
Up to 23,000 federal prisoners could qualify for clemency under new Justice Department initiative.
After years of rapid growth, Argentina is bracing for another economic crisis as inflation eats up purchasing power.
join our mailing list