The demons of poverty, unemployment and the lure of quick money have pushed hundreds of them into a dark trade. Dressed in simple clothes, these boys look out for foreign tourists visiting Kathmandu's Thamel market - famous for its dance bars, pubs, restaurants, shops and nightlife - especially after dusk. Their targets typically are men who roam in groups around massage parlours located in every nook and corner of the sprawling market. The five-foot something boys approach them with offers of arranging girls of any and every age. We listen to their demands and then quote our price. These young boys quote a meagre sum - sometimes even less than the price of one kilogram of sweets - to supply a girl.
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View research View latest news Sign up for updates. In Nepal, as in other Asian countries, the issue of sexuality still remains a taboo. Despite this fact, an increasing number of sexual activities is being reported by Nepalese students. This trend warrants serious and timely attention. Due to the sensitivity of the topic of premarital sexuality, youth receive inadequate education, guidance and services on reproductive health. The main objectives of this paper are to explore the sexual behavior especially focusing on prevalence of premarital sex among college men and to investigate the factors surrounding premarital sexual behavior. A cross-sectional survey of college students was conducted in April-May A self-administered questionnaire was completed by male students. Association between premarital sex and the explanatory variables was assessed in bivariate analysis using Chi-square tests.
Nestled between the Asian economic giants China and India, Nepal shares with India a caste system in which discrimination is still a fact of everyday life. Its population of 30 million includes more than ethnic groups, nearly as many languages and 60 castes and sub-castes. Caste and gender remain the major barriers to education. If you are a girl from a Dalit or an indigenous family, you are unlikely to go to school or complete primary education. At the other end of the spectrum, power and money is largely concentrated in the hands of the Brahmin caste, including most senior politicians and the new Maoist prime minister, Baburam Bhattarai. Since the abdication of the king in and the end of the decade-long civil war, the political situation has been in a state of turmoil.
Kamala, a sex worker with her back to the camera , walks near hotels in Itahari that offer sex workers to customers. Her lips are a bright shade of orange. Meya, 21, a sex worker, is preparing to meet a client in Itahari, a city about 5 kilometres 3. Itahari, host to a highway that connects Nepal and India, which share an open border, is a boom town for the sex trade. The town is a popular destination for Indian traders who want to hire prostitutes. Read the blog. She stopped working when, in , she married a man she met at the hotel where she worked.