Nepal Releases Draft Bill on Rights of LGBTI persons

Nepal has constituted a five-member board to identify the issues and problems of gender and sexual minorities, and make the necessary recommendations to government. The draft bill has provisions for legally changing gender identity, same-sex marriage, adoption and enumeration in national census. It ensures the right to participate in political affairs, right to access, right to opportunity, right to employment, right to education, right to health, right to social security and other rights without any social discrimination. It also has provisions to safeguard the community from discrimination in all government services and facilities.