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The effects of covid-19 on the lives of adolescent girls and young women in the adult entertainment sector in Nepal

Research reports

Written by Fiona Samuels

As is the case globally, lives and livelihoods in Nepal have been heavily impacted by covid-19. This report discusses the impact of covid-19 and the measures taken to address it on adolescent girls and women working in the adult entertainment sector. It focuses on covid-19’s effects on food security, shelter, health and employment for girls working in this sector. It also explores coping mechanisms and ends by recommending measures and policies that could be adopted during and after the pandemic to support the livelihoods and broader well-being of women and girls working in this sector.

Authors: Anita Ghimire, Sharmila Mainali, Fiona Samuels and Shamila Lamichhane