The nuns not recognised by their country
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The nuns not recognised by Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka is home to more than 4,000 Buddhist nuns or 'Bhikkunis', with children as young as six leaving to join a monastery.

But because they are not formally recognised by the state, the nuns are denied identity cards - meaning they can't leave the country or go to university. Many of the women feel largely ignored.

  • 22 Dec 2019
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