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Kamalari

Posted by Claudia Moser on 6:17 PM
On the way to Tallinn I have read a report about the Kamalari women and girls, who are being sold as sclaves starting an early age. I am shocked that this still happens in a so-called modern world. I have googled just a bit (unfortunately the article is in German and not so many are fluent in this language this is why I will try to gather some info in English) and found this link.

Some relevant quotes to the topic

The United Nations has urged Nepal to end the practice of sending young girls from indigenous families to work in private homes, where they risk being exploited, and to ensure justice for those who have been abused as well as search for those who have gone missing.

The practice – known as Kamalari – is outlawed in Nepal, the UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights in Nepal (OHCHR-Nepal) noted in a news release issued in the capital, Kathmandu.

The German article made reference to ths amazing 21 years old woman, Urmilla Chaudhary who is brave, resolute, inteligent and fights for a cause.

A very touching interview below



The lady will be in Germany this spring and I believe that I would like to meet her.

The organisation Plan International is doing many projects in order to support these women, more details under www.plan-deutschland.de

This is a cause which is worth fighting, right?

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8 Comments


Liebe Claudia,

Dass Film war wirklich interessant.

Ich hab es angeschaut und kann kaum glauben wie schwer das Leben ist für die jungen Mädchen.

This is a wonderful and enlightening post - thank you for sharing it.

And, in answer to your question - Yes, this is a worth while cause to support.

Happy Thoughts,
Jenny

ps-I tried a little German - good for my practice!


Liebe Jenny, das war sehr sehr gut! Well done! And I will keep you all up to date in respect to this subject!


Thank you for researching this and sharing. Hopefully with more enlightenment will come positive progress.
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Interesting post. I am glad that you are on top of this, Claudia. May God bless you!


@Kathy - welcome and glad you found me!
@Becky - will keep you posted with news


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This practice makes me ill. The practice of enslaving girls isn't common to only Nepal, though. It might not have a name, but the practice is still the same. I'm thinking of Mexico, some countries in South America, and in Africa.

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@la mi - welcome, I will come :)
@Queen - you are right, this is a practice which needs to be abolished everywhere in the world!

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