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Freed Haliyas brace for economic self-reliance

(Below in Nepali) Becoming freed Haliyas was a dream come true for the ex-bonded laborers of Western Nepal who were forced to work as agricultural bonded labor for more than 100 years. In the aftermath of the Nepali government announcing the abolishment of the Haliya system all over Nepal on the 6thof September 2008, the … Continued

Freed Haliya Day: Let’s build a day of freedom

(Below in Nepali) 6th of September is celebrated as the Freed Haliya Day in Nepal. But not all people know who these freed Haliyas are. Why were they freed in the first place? And why is this day important? Haliya literally means “one who tills lands”. Traditionally, they were enslaved within a system of bonded … Continued