Country Briefing Paper: Women in Nepal
Asian Development Bank | December 1999
Nepal is a multiethnic and multicultural country with more than 50 spoken languages and cultural traditions. For analytical purposes they have often been classified into two broad groups, the Tibeto-Burman, populating mostly the midhills and mountains, and the Indo-Aryan, living in the Terai Gangetic plains and the midhills. Women from the Tibeto-Burman communities are socially less constrained than their Indo-Aryan sisters in terms of mobility, marriage/remarriage options, and, most importantly, income-earning opportunities. In the Indo-Aryan groups, traditionally, women have fewer social and economic options. Social discrimination against women is felt to be more severe in the Terai communities and in the Mid- and Far-Western Development regions in general.
CitationAsian Development Bank. 1999. Country Briefing Paper: Women in Nepal. © Asian Development Bank. http://hdl.handle.net/11540/5481.
Equal employment opportunity
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