Nepal: Gender discrimination fuels malnutrition

by IRIN News

The latest Demographic and Health Survey for Nepal shows that more than half of the children in remote rural areas are chronically malnourished, and most of them are girls. “Girls are neglected because they are thought not to need strength,” Indra Raj Panta, programme officer for Decentralized Action for Children and Women in Jumla, told IRIN.  Photo: Natalie Bailey/IRIN

Gender discrimination lies behind much of the malnutrition found in under-five children in Nepal, say locals and experts.