Global Politics Podcast

Episode 09 - Nepal's Gender-Specific Law

February 18, 2021 Global Politics
Global Politics Podcast
Episode 09 - Nepal's Gender-Specific Law
Show Notes

The Department of Immigration in Nepal proposed a new law wherein women under 40 years of age would have to seek consent from the family and the ward office to travel abroad on a visit visa. The proposal has triggered a widespread women’s protests which led the department, later in the week, to clarify that the provision was only applicable to those travelling alone for the first time to the Gulf or Africa.