Photo: Jacob Carlsen
Mura, Far Western Province, Nepal, November 2007. Soni with her son in her bedroom. Children of Badi sex workers often have unknown fathers. Until recently, citizenship in Nepal was given according to the father’s name. Badi children were therefore unable to obtain citizenship in their own country. After protesting outside the parliament in Kathmandu, Badi rights activists ensured that Badis can now use their mother’s name and gain citizenship.