Nepal’s anti-trafficking law is a deep rooted patriarchal issue

Nepal’s anti-trafficking law is a deep rooted patriarchal issue

The Nepali government’s proposal to ban all women from travelling abroad has caused uproar with gender equality activists. The ban is an attempt to prevent the trafficking of Nepali women, but a report in 2018 confirmed that over 18,000 males were also victims of trafficking that year. The proposed ban is both patriarchal and misogynistic.