Introduction to Myself
My name is Shelby.
I am a History Major.
I am 19 and next fall will be my Sophomore year at
I am from Stillwater, MN
History of Nepalese
Women’s Foundation in Nepal was formed in 1988.
During the 1980s, participation of women in Nepal's
political and economic sectors was very low.
Nepal is one of the largest suppliers of women and children to be
trafficked into places such as India, Eastern Europe and Saudi Arabia.
“More than 9,000 girls are trafﬁcked each year from Nepal and Bangladesh into bondage in India and
Pakistan.” (http://www.amnesty.org.uk/news/press/releases/22_april_1998-0.shtml, 22 April 1998)
“Every year around 10,000 Nepalese girls, most between the age of nine and 16, are sold to brothels in
India.” (Tim McGirk, "Nepal's Lost Daughters, India's soiled goods," Nepal/India:News, 27 January 1997)
“7,000 Nepalese women and girls traﬃcked for prostitution to the Asia Paciﬁc area.” (Statement of the CATW -
Asia Paciﬁc and Philippine Women's Groups, 4th International Congress on AIDS in the Asia Paciﬁc, 29 October 1997)
“5,000 Nepalese women are traﬃcked into India yearly. There are now 100,000 Nepalese women in India in
prostitution.” (CATW - Asia Paciﬁc, Traﬃcking in Women and Prostitution in the Asia Paciﬁc)
“More than 200,000 Nepalese girls are involved in the Indian sex trade.” (Tim McGirk "Nepal's Lost Daughters,
'India's soiled goods," Nepal/India News, 27 January 1997)”
Current Political Role
After democratic reforms of the 1990’s women have
become more involved in politics, yet they are still far
from 50 percent of the vote.
In 1997 20% of local Government posts were reserved
Able to be recruited into army
Ethnic Group Status of
Tibeto-Nepalese women have a better status than
Pahari and Newari Women
Role of Women in Nepal
Most women play the traditional role in the household
planting and harvesting.
Their wages tend to be 25% less than men when
Education tends to be class based rather than sex
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