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Nepal: Absence of Youth in Kala Bang

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Image by Pankaj Khadka. Nepal, 2015.
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As thousands of able-bodied men leave Nepali villages for cities and go abroad for employment and to...

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One walk through the village of Kala Bang, Nepal, and the realization immediately sinks in—there are no young men in the village. With more than 80 percent of the young people gone from the village in search of foreign employment and better opportunities, left behind are women, children and the elderly—all of whom shoulder the burden of everyday household chores while taking on tasks traditionally held by men.

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