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Sexism and Statelessness

Women in 24 countries around the world are denied the right to pass their nationality to their children and foreign spouses. The laws that enable such discrimination disenfranchise entire groups and transform even the simplest tasks into insurmountable obstacles.

EINDHOVEN – Neha is a young Nepali woman, born in Nepal to a Nepali mother. She grew up there and had dreams of becoming a doctor. But, despite being an extremely bright student and at the top of her class, Neha could not take the entrance exam for medical school. Her ambition went unfulfilled, because she was not recognized as a citizen of Nepal.