Urmila: Saving Girls from Slavery in Nepal – Source: www.aljazeera.com/
A former slave fights for the rights of girls sold into slavery while pursuing her own dream of becoming a lawyer.
Urmila Chaudhary wants to change Nepal. The 23-year-old woman fights against centuries-old social structures with one goal: to end child slavery in her country.
At the age of six, Urmila’s family sold her to become a household slave, or kamlari, in the Nepali capital of Kathmandu. Every year, her parents received money from her enslavers, for whom Urmila had to work up to 15 hours every day.