Nepal approves transgender woman’s marriage

October 10, 2017 0 comments

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Authorities in Nepal have approved the first marriage in the country’s history to involve an openly transgender woman. Monika Shahi Nath married 22 year-old Ramesh Nath Yogi back in May but their marriage certificate has only just been approved. The 40 year-old bride grew up in a remote village in the south-east Asian country. Having…

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Prince Harry speaks on child marriage in Nepal

March 26, 2016 5 comments

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Prince Harry has called for the end of child marriage in the South Asian country of Nepal. During a five-day tour of the nation, which lies between China and India along the Himalayan Mountains, the Prince addressed the Nepal Girl Summit in the capital Kathmandu. He joined Nepalese President Bidya Devi Bhandari, the first woman…

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Child found in Nepalese temple in adoption dispute

March 12, 2016 0 comments

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A child found abandoned in a Nepalese temple has become the focus of an international adoption dispute. Nepal lies between China and India in South Asia, among the Himalayas. Officials in the country estimated that the girl, ‘T’, was approximately 14 months old when she was found in August 2006. She was placed in an…

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Foreign parents face surrogacy uncertainty in Nepal

October 1, 2015 5 comments

Parents of Nepalese surrogate babies face uncertainty after recent developments left them in a legal no-man’s land. The Supreme Court of Nepal issued an interim order banning commercial surrogacy in August following a petition claiming that surrogacy exploited the bodies of poor women. This was followed by a government ban in September. However, the changes…

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