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While different social forces drive women to migrate abroad for work, the most common reason they do is economic. Having few livelihood options, women often seek work opportunities elsewhere to improve their family’s economic conditions. Beyond fulfilling women’s economic needs, migration can also provide them with opportunities to escape deeply entrenched discrimination and gender inequalities, such as sexual and gender-based violence, non-recognition of women’s work, and...
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The Gender Equality Update 18 brings out the voices of youth in Nepal on migration, livelihood, sexual and reproductive health, women’s leadership and engaging men and boys.
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Now, nearly a decade later, the TRIANGLE in ASEAN programme (ILO) and Safe and Fair programme (ILO and UN Women) have conducted a similar survey of 4,099 nationals to track trends of attitudes in three of the above countries. One of the original four countries was changed, with the Republic of Korea replaced by Japan, given its emergence as an important destination country for low-skilled migrant workers in Asia. Certain questions from the first survey were repeated to allow for identification...
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The present study shows that while women largely migrate for economic reasons, they remain unable to improve their economic status upon return to Nepal due to traditional restrictions to their mobility and their disproportional share of household responsibilities. Furthermore, the participation of returnee migrant women workers in Nepal’s labour market is constrained by multiple work burdens created by the gendered division of household labour and care responsibilities. The findings...
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The Toolkit provides comprehensive guidance on ensuring the protection and promotion of the rights of women migrant workers throughout the labour migration cycle. The Toolkit includes a policy brief series that describes the process of establishing national, bilateral and regional policy protections. The Gender-responsive Guidance on Employment Contracts supports relevant stakeholders to ensure these policies and protections are reflected in employment contracts. The Gender-responsive Self-assessment Tool for Recruitment Agencies provides recruiters with information on how to protect and promote the rights of women migrant workers in practice, throughout the migration cycle....
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This study is one of the first to focus on the attitudes and behaviour of employers and service providers towards domestic workers. It has been important to combine the broader issues of public attitudes towards domestic workers with the scope of legislative protection and working conditions at individual and household levels. The particular vulnerabilities and challenges associated with this...
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Domestic workers, the vast majority of whom are women and girls, make a critical contribution to societies and economies across the world. Still, domestic work is typically not regarded as work and is often excluded from full protection under labour legislation and social security provisions. It is usually carried out for private households, often without clear terms of employment, leaving...
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The booklet ‘Empowerment of Women Migrant Workers of Nepal’ aims to share information about the project ‘Sustaining the Gains of Foreign Labour Migration through Protection of Migrant Workers’ Rights.’
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The major objectives of this publication were to acclimatize paralegal trainers and trainees about various aspects of paralegal service and to enable migrant workers and service providers working in the area of foreign employment refer their grievances to concerned authorities.
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A Training Guideline: National and International Laws relating to Labour Migration’ was published by People’s Forum with support of UN Women and European Commission.
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A situation Report on ''Nepali women in the Middle East-2013'' has been jointly published by Nepal Institute of Development Studies and Non Resident Nepalese Association with support of UN Women and European Commission. The study has extracted the factors and facts related to women migrant workers. The study has been conducted in the four major destinations of women migrant workers namely Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, UAE and Lebanon. The report shows that currently 1,174,154 women migrant workers are...
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UN Women has developed this publication to bring the key challenges faced by women migrant workers in the low wage sectors of the informal economy within the ASEAN. It is expected that the study will help key labour sending and receiving countries with the ASEAN in developing and implementing national and regional policies that will empower and legally protect women migrant workers.