Ashoka Fellow
Fellow Since 2006
This description of Man Bahadur Chhetri's work was prepared when Man Bahadur Chhetri was elected to the Ashoka Fellowship in 2006.
Man Bahadur Chhetri is combating the tradition of impoverished families sending their daughters to work as bonded labor for landowners and wealthy families. Combining education, advocacy, and legal action, he helps girls and their families fight the economic and cultural dependency that reinforces this bondage.   
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