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Nepal Women Banned From Middle East Over Exploitation

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Nepal has banned women under the age of 30 from going to work in Middle Eastern countries amid growing concerns that they are being exploited.

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Azaima A (207)
Friday August 10, 2012, 3:28 pm

Past Member (0)
Friday August 10, 2012, 5:45 pm
Thanks for the update.

Roger G (154)
Friday August 10, 2012, 6:18 pm
it is a well known fact that young women from East and South Asia are being kept as sex slaves in those Arab countries, stories are running in the thousands of those poor women from the Philippines, Malaysia, India, Nepal and other SE Asia countries

Aletta Kraan (146)
Friday August 10, 2012, 6:43 pm
Noted , really ?

Past Member (0)
Friday August 10, 2012, 10:58 pm
A sad state of affairs that they should feel this necessary.

pam w (139)
Friday August 10, 2012, 11:08 pm
A ''sad state of affairs" indeed.

Women haven't a hope for civil rights in Muslim countries.

Past Member (0)
Saturday August 11, 2012, 12:02 am
Thank goodness women are being protected but I wish there were other ways to do it rather than making them lose jobs.

Rose Becke (141)
Saturday August 11, 2012, 2:53 am

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Saturday August 11, 2012, 3:35 am

Phillipa W (199)
Saturday August 11, 2012, 5:17 am
fair enough. If that's what the Nepalese Government has to do to keep them safe then that's what they have to do. Hopefully they can find a much better source of income. I hope.

Pamylle G (461)
Saturday August 11, 2012, 5:56 am
A complex issue - Nepal is not the only country trying to protect its young women in this way.

Hartson Doak (39)
Saturday August 11, 2012, 1:12 pm
Good for them. Social conscience is global. The Saudi's or anyone else can NO LONGER hide their abuses.

Antonia Windham (6)
Saturday August 11, 2012, 2:15 pm
If the Middle Eastern countries who're the perps of the outrages would clean up their acts and start treating women (whether foreign or homegrown) as human beings with full rights then Nepal wouldn't have to take this rather controversial step. Abuse of women can happen anywhere but some countries not only have more than their fair share of it but their governments've a nasty little habit of often looking the other way when it happens.

Dawn Browning (0)
Saturday August 11, 2012, 4:27 pm
very interesting

. (0)
Saturday August 11, 2012, 4:32 pm
The Elites through the IMF created this scenario what with the breakup of the old Soviet Union and the implementation of Milton Friedman's austerity eocnomics programs. There has always been the trafficing of women but it really took off with the Soviet's demise in the 80s and the Balkan war in the 90s. Long as there is economic disparity and a market for women in slave capacity of whatever sort there will be enslavement of women and children. Basic economics states no profit = no product. In other word no demand = no supply.

Stuart Thomas (497)
Saturday August 11, 2012, 5:49 pm
Noted. It is VERY SAD and SELFISH when people exploit other people. Those who do, need to learn empathy for their fellow human beings.

Saturday August 11, 2012, 7:27 pm
I am glad that Nepal is protecting it's young women, but so sad that it has to happen. Thanks Cal

reft h (66)
Saturday August 11, 2012, 11:15 pm
Too bad there aren't enough jobs in their own country that they wouldn't need to think of going there. How awful to need a job and not be safe to go to work.

Azmi Timur (0)
Saturday August 11, 2012, 11:23 pm

Jay S (116)
Sunday August 12, 2012, 3:12 am
It's interesting that the photo near the headline says for Saudi Arabia to stop insulting Sharia and Islam! Saudi Arabia, the birthplace and keeper of Orthodox Islam, has Sharia and Islamic law as the law of the land. They ARE doing what Islam and Mohammed and his deity Allah commanded. They are NOT 'radical' or 'extreme', but Orthodox Muslims living by the laws given by Mohammed (some of which are amazingly cruel and ridiculous - like slowly beheading 'witches' and killing black dogs because they are 'devils').

Sex slavery is condoned in Islam, as long as the women are non-Muslims there is no 'sin' in adultery (Allah doesn't give a whit about the suffering of the captive/raped women since they are 'disbelievers' and are going to be tortured by him in his Hell forever anyway). Mohammed himself raped captive women and took some as sex slaves and gave others out as party favors to his warrior thugs. He had a harem of them along with his 'wives', who would have been executed had they committed adultery like Mohammed did.

Slavery is condoned by Islam still too and is happening in some Muslim occupied countries like Sudan. Muslims are still capturing black slaves and sex slaves in South Sudan and have been slavers for many centuries, including taking of 1million European slaves over a 300 yr period. Why doesn't the UN do anything about this modern day slavery?

Women have little status in Islam anyway, but non-Muslim women have none. In some Muslim ruled lands non-Muslim girls are kidnapped, raped, forced to convert and then 'married' to their rapists and courts turn a blind eye since the girl has been 'blessed' to be brought into Islam. This is sadly common in Pakistan and Egypt. Where is the outrage over this?

Temporary marriage is also condoned in Islam where any Muslim man can get a permit from his imam for an hour to years for sex and the permit makes it all 'moral' and legal. They can have as many 'temporary wives' as they want.

Why isn't more pressure being placed on these countries with these primitive anti-woman and children laws and traditions to conform to modern human rights laws? These awful practices ARE Sharia law condoned but go against the UN Declaration on Human Rights, which, sadly, few Muslim ruled countries have signed because these rights conflict with Islamic Sharia law. Where are the Liberal raging against these human rights abuses? Silent.

Justin M (2)
Sunday August 12, 2012, 6:19 am

Sunday August 12, 2012, 7:38 am
At the risk of rocking Mr Kirby’s boat I have a comment or two. I am no fan of Milton Freidman but a little research into history will reveal that the trafficking of girls and young women (and sometimes boys) went on long before Mr Freidman came on the scene or there was such a thing as the USSR let alone its breakup. Screeds have been written on the “White Slavery” business from Europe to South America with its hub in Argentina that existed before WW2. Dig a little into the history that those with short left legs refrain from perusing and one will find accounts of the millions of young girls and women (and young boys) abducted from their homes in Europe and various parts of Africa to be bought for the sexual gratification of wealthy men living on the Barbary Coast of North Africa and other parts of the Islamic world. Not only did these young girls have to put up with the groping of smelly old men they suffered, very often the indignity and pain of female circumcision. Unfortunately when there is an oversupply of anything including humanity, it is undervalued. Sex trafficking and other forms of human exploitation will continue to exist so long as humans choose to breed way beyond their available resources whether or not there are nasty capitalists around. For those that naively believe that sexual exploitation did not or does not exist in the wonderful fairyland of Marxist Socialism I can only say get off your bums chums and travel a little. Should you find yourself in old Eastern Bloc countries it is not difficult to find “Hunting Lodges” and “Dachas” that during the days of the glorious regime where knock-shops for the elite officialdom and the girls where rarely placed there by choice!

pam w (139)
Sunday August 12, 2012, 9:28 am
I can't imagine being so desperate for a job that I'd go to that part of the world! Not that women are valued MUCH more highly in Nepal but they're treated as WHORES in the Middle East.

Beth S (330)
Sunday August 12, 2012, 11:06 am
Reports have been flowing out of oil rich Arab countries about the horrific abuse and rampant MURDER of domestic servants. Even the Philippines were barring their young women to go to the Arab countries anymore.

One domestic servant got so sick of the sexual abuse of her Arab master, she cut off his penis, and promptly got shot in the head after an Arab trial.

The arabs are a curse with lots and lots of money.

Jim Phillips (3257)
Sunday August 12, 2012, 11:44 am
Good to hear that Nepal is doing its best to help protect their women from abuse, slavery in other countries.

Nepal is not the only country in the world suffering from slavery...

Ty, Cal.

Lucie G (39)
Sunday August 12, 2012, 2:53 pm
good to see that the government in Nepal is trying to protect its woman

JM A (176)
Sunday August 12, 2012, 9:02 pm

Vlasta M (7)
Monday August 13, 2012, 9:06 am
Islam is a supremacist ideology similar to Nazi ideology with its delusional Jew hate that led to Holocaust. In addition, Islam condones apartheid (dhimmitude), misogyny, pedophilia, polygamy, and murder for Allahu Akbar.

Nepal is right to stop this shipping their women to countries where they are lured with promises of well paid jobs only to end up as sex slaves and abused domestics. Other countries should do the same and stop this customary for rich Muslims sex slavery. Islam MUST REFORM or has no place in ANY civilized society, that respects human rights.

Barak Hussein Obama extolls Islam and Hadith, while dissing Bible, and cavorts with islamists of Muslim Brotherhood and bows to Saudi king, whose subjects committed crimes of 9/1. Therefore BO will be retired from White house in November, because he is a danger not only to US soldiers but to US and the entire Western civilization by his helping Islamists and CAIR and OIC whitewash Islam.

Saudi and Iranian oil money finances terrorism and teachings of this medieval evil ideology that permits sex slavery, pedophilia, polygamy and "honor" murder. We MUST go green totally and let this medieval evil ideology sink into sands of history, rather then having money for expansion and conquering Western civilization with their oil money.

patrica and edw jones (190)
Thursday August 16, 2012, 7:23 pm
Thanks Cal for a noteworthy post. The Nepal Government is right to ensure the protection of it's womenfolk.
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