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Policies, service mechanisms, and issues of Nepali migrant women workers
by UNIFEM-Nepal Field Office, SAMĀNATĀ, Institute for Social and Gender Equality in Kathmandu
Written in English
|Statement||[prepared by SAMANATA, Institute for Social and Gender Equality].|
|Contributions||Nepal. Dept. of Labour and Employment Promotion., UNIFEM Nepal Field Office., SAMANATA-Institute for Social and Gender Equality.|
|The Physical Object|
|Pagination||ix, 54 p. :|
|Number of Pages||54|
|LC Control Number||2005310950|
Nepal has set itself the goal to graduate from least developed country status by Cited as one of the ‘fastest movers’ by the Human Development Report, the country has made significant progress towards achieving its development goals. The focus on broad-based economic growth and poverty alleviation has produced encouraging results, with the percentage of the population living below. Like so many citizens in countries facing shrinking economic opportunities at home, many Nepalis have sought employment abroad, and international labor migration has become an accepted avenue for economic growth, both for the individual and for the nation. Nepal’s political and socioeconomic systems are in a period of transition, and the country is recovering from a series of .
4 Official figures show 3% of Nepalese migrant workers are female, though Nepal institute of development studies (NIDS) estimate indicates 30%. 5 Pourakhi Nepal, an NGO estimates that 80% of women. The remittances these men and women send home account for approximately one-quarter of Nepal’s GDP. Their labor, in other words, plays a huge role in making their home economy work. The Nepali government has adopted laws that could help protect migrant workers.
2. Ensure that Nepali migrant domestic workers, both current and newly arrived, self-organise to create a new, empowered and partly autonomous community of migrant workers who build the confidence to claim their rights and raise awareness amongst their peers and Lebanese society more widely. 3. assessing the impact of remittances by women migrant workers on poverty reduction in Nepal. The specific objectives were to investigate the financial aspects, explore the human factors, and examine women migrant workers perceptions and preferences of national policy. The study was conducted in two remittance-based towns in eastern and western.
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The plight of Nepal's migrant workers. With Nepal's unemployment rate at 40 percent, many young men and women say their only option is to find work : Subina Shrestha.
Author: Barun Ghimire Abstract The participation of women in foreign employment has increased considerably in recent years. The trend analysis of labour migration for foreign employment clearly indicates the sharp rise in the number of Women Migrant Workers (WMW) in last decade.
Despite the significant rise of WMW in recent years, data of WMW on a yearly basis is fluctuating. The. Nepali Women and Foreign Labour Migration () (Kathmandu, Nepal: UNIFEM AND NIDS).
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Migration for foreign employment has become a major source of income for a many Nepali households. A recent report - Labour Migration for Employment: A Status Report for Nepal /14 shows that the number of migrants leaving Nepal for work is increasing every year.
During the. Every month, nea Nepalis travel to the Gulf States for temporary work, and thousands more go to other countries in the Middle East. Much attention has been directed to the exploitation of low-wage migrant workers in the Middle East, where harms are commonplace and severe, and access to justice is limited.
But the story. women’s economic opportunities. Jobs associated with women, such as domestic work, should be regulated. To best advance migrant women’s rights, women’s political participation should be supported. Migrant women’s human rights must be protected, and migrants must have access to.
Looking at the Nepal and Malaysia corridor, Malaysia hosts an increasing number of Nepali migrant workers with almostNepali migrant workers as of andas of According to Nepal’s Department of Foreign Employement (DoFE), in a span of 10 years, 1, Nepali migrant workers have come to Malaysia.
A dissemination session, held in January, looked to highlight issues within the female migrant worker minority group, at which BU’s study exploring the healthcare problems of more than 1, Despite the local and national economic value of remittances provided by Nepali female migrant workers, women’s migration for employment is.
National labour policy on foreign employment needs to address the issues of gender equality and women’s rights by revising labour laws and lifting the ban on migrant women workers.
The State needs to take affirmative action in empowering migrant women workers by providing them with information, skills and language training, and financial.
Nepal last year introduced a ban on women working as domestic helpers in the Gulf, one of various laws passed over the last decade to protect female migrant workers from sexual exploitation. "These bans are ineffective and create the consequence that women migrate through irregular channels and become victims of trafficking," said the UN.
Notoriously, all migrant workers face numerous dangers. Nepali women have reported sexual, physical, and emotional abuse at the hands of their employers abroad, or salaries far below what a broker may have promised.
Depending on bilateral agreements between the governments of Nepal and labor destination countries, labor migrants might or might. "Domestic workers account for an estimated 80 percent of the total number of women migrant workers," says Dr Ganesh Gurung, a migration specialist.
The survey carried out on Nepali migrant labor in Malaysia and Nepal concluded that almost two-thirds of survey respondents had to pay high and illegal recruitment fees to the recruitment agencies for foreign employment.
88% of the respondents in mobile phone survey of Nepali migrant workers reported payment of fees to agents for overseas jobs. A United Nations Special Rapporteur urged Nepal to take more initiatives towards protecting the rights of Nepali migrant workers across the globe.
Felipe González Morales, who was on an 8-day official visit to Nepal during January February 5,analyzed the overall scenario of Nepali migrant labor in foreign destinations.
As part of the assessment, Morales held consultations with all. These women are not only investing in themselves and their families—they are building transnational communities through formal participation in NGOs and informal networks of migrant workers. In great detail, Hamal Gurung documents Nepali migrant women’s lives, making visible the profound and far-reaching effects of their civic, economic.
An analysis of Nepali migrant workers in — by the Nepal Institute for Development Studies for UNIFEM, the women's fund at the United Nations — revealed that two-thirds of Nepalis working overseas were employed in the Gulf, mainly in Saudi Arabia (42 percent), Qatar ( percent), and the UAE (nine percent).
"Nepali Migrant Women is a valuable addition to the scholarship on migration and labor, gender and power, and internationalism and offers new insights into the unique intersections of the unregulated economy for women working for co-ethnic employers."—Journal of Anthropological Research.
A recent policy in Nepal that bans women less under the age of 30 from going to work as domestic caregivers to the Gulf countries has made it more likely that female migrant workers will turn to.Many Nepali women are becoming sole breadwinners for their families with million of them employed as migrant workers overseas.
Most of these female domestic workers migrate to the Middle-eastern countries, to countries in South East Asia, and East Asia, out of which the largest domestic migrant labour receiving countries are Malaysia (%) and Saudi Arabia (%).
Issues of sexual exploitation and harassment of women and especially with migrant women is a concern for all. Recently with the mobility rights of migrant women being challenged and restriction put on by the Nepal government, has certainly raised issues regarding the safety and identity of migrant workers both abroad and in Nepal.