Counselor to Address Enslavement of Girls in Nepal

April 4, 2013

 The treatment of enslaved girls in Nepal is the subject of a free presentation at Bradley University on Thursday, April 18, at 6 p.m. in the Westlake Hall auditorium.

Chhori Laxmi Maharian, senior counselor and manager of Ankur Counseling Center in Kathmandu, Nepal, will discuss her experiences counseling traumatized children in Nepal.

The practice of Kamlari or enslavement of girls arose from feudal practices but has persisted in Nepal. Often due to severe poverty, families sell their young girls for a small income to help them to survive. The Ankur Counseling Center was established to help address the trauma experienced by such children.

The presentation is sponsored by Bradley’s College of Education & Health Sciences, College of Liberal Arts & Sciences, departments of Leadership in Education, Human Services and Counseling, History, and International Studies, the Institute for Principled Leadership, the International Affairs Organization, Anti-Slavery Coalition, and the Intellectual and Cultural Activities Committee.