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Equal Laws in Nepal Crucial for Ending Discrimination Against Women

By Human Rights Watch
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Click to expand Image Nepalese women lie on the ground during a protest in Kathmandu, Nepal, to amend the country’s citizenship laws, August 7, 2015. © 2015 AP Photo/Niranjan Shrestha Nepal’s constitution guarantees equal rights to men and women and prohibits gender-based discrimination. Yet, it also contains provisions that blatantly discriminate against women, for instance, by limiting their ability to confer citizenship to their children. Nepal’s new government is reportedly preparing to bring the long-awaited Nepal Citizenship Act (Amendment) Bill back to parliament. The bill does not…

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