When women become widowed or abandoned, often remarriage is the only acceptable option
to survive. Step parents have no moral of financial responsibility by law to care
for step children in Nepal.
Step-children in Nepal are customarily unwanted within new marital relationships. They are considered to be an undesirable reminder that the wife is not pure. These children are either unloved within their new family or treated as de facto slaves, hence being dubbed ‘Nepal’s Cinderella Children’.
Children desperately need to know – and to hear in ways they understand and remember – that they’re loved and valued by mom and dad.
– Paul Smally
It would be bad enough if such children were unwanted and treated as de facto slaves, like Cinderella. EBMF has found children sometimes run away from abuse to live on the streets and have been sold by step-parents to be trafficked into Indian circuses. – Nepali times
As a foreign contributor keen to help the social issues in Nepal, we ask you this question – Would you rather contribute toward supporting one of the questionable orphanages in a country where 8 out of 10 of the children in the orphanages are not orphans or would you prefer to support education and the creation of employment opportunities that keep families united?
‘Realise, the power is in your hands to make a choice….. for change,
rely on your strength to make a change in your life.’ This is the motivation
we instil in all women. Feel empowered while helping others empower
themselves. What can YOU do to contribute? Help us reach out to more
women in Nepal. Below are our FOR PROFIT tours that we invite you to
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