• एक्लो र निराश : विदेशमा न्याय खोजिरहेका प्रवासी कामदारका लागि सहयोग

    एक्लो र निराश : विदेशमा न्याय खोजिरहेका प्रवासी कामदारका लागि सहयोग

    Author(s): बन्दिता सिजापती, सारा पाओलेट्टी, एलेनोर टेलर–निकल्सन र बस्सिना फार्बेनब्लम

    Published Date: January 2015

    Publication Type: नीतिपत्र

    Published by: CESLAM

      अन्य देशका प्रवासी कामदारहरुलाई जस्तै नेपालले पनि विदेशमा काम गरिरहेका आफ्ना नागरिकको सुरक्षामा ध्यान देओस् भन्ने माग आन्तरिक र अन्तर्राष्ट्रिय स्तरमै भइरहेको छ । विशेष गरी निम्न ज्याला पाउने उद्योगमा काम गरिरहेका प्रवासी कामदारहरु दुव्र्यवहार र शोषणको जोखिममा रहेका हुन्छन् र उनीहरुसँग कानुनी उपचार गर्न सक्ने स्रोत हुँदैन । नेपालले प्रतिक्रिया दिन थालेको त छ तर आपतका..

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  • Overseas Assistance for Nepali Migrant Workers Seeking Justice Abroad

    Overseas Assistance for Nepali Migrant Workers Seeking Justice Abroad

    Author(s): Bandita Sijapati, Sarah Paoletti, Eleanor Taylor-Nicholson and Bassina Farbenblum

    Published Date: December 2014

    Publication Type: Policy Brief

    Published by: CESLAM

    Like many migrant worker-origin countries, Nepal has faced calls both domestically and internationally to protect its citizens while they are working abroad. Migrant workers, particularly those in low-wage industries, are vulnerable to abuse and exploitation, and rarely have resources to seek redress independently. Nepal has begun to respond, but the demands involving large-s..

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  • Gender and Safe Mobility: Promising Global and Regional Practices

    Gender and Safe Mobility: Promising Global and Regional Practices

    Author(s): Bandita Sijapati and P.M. Nair

    Published Date: October 2014

    Publication Type: Report

    Published by: International Organization for Migration

    The report approaches the issue of migration through a gender lens in order to foster a more integrated, holistic approach to assess pre-existing mechanisms to ensure safe migration of females from the region. The report broadly pertains to the South Asian region, and focuses exclusively on three countries: Bangladesh, India, and Nepal. It focuses more on presenting a broad r..

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  • State of Migration in Nepal

    State of Migration in Nepal

    Author(s): Sanjay Sharma, Shibani Pandey, Dinesh Pathak & Bimbika Sijapati-Basnett

    Published Date: July 2014

    Publication Type: Research Paper VI

    Published by: CESLAM

    Migration is a common phenomenon in both its domestic and international dimensions in Nepal. Traditionally, most of the migration took place within the country’s borders, with some people going to India and Tibet. Nepal’s entry into the global economy has since re-defined these historical trends, and, now, Nepalis can be found spread across the globe. This paper u..

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  • A Risky Business Accountability of Manpower Agencies in Nepal

    A Risky Business Accountability of Manpower Agencies in Nepal

    Author(s): Eleanor Taylor-Nicholson, Sarah Paoletti, Bandita Sijapati and Bassina Farbenblum

    Published Date: June 2014

    Publication Type: Policy Brief

    Published by: CESLAM

    The Foreign Employment Act 2007 (the Act) created new offenses for manpower agencies and a more stringent agency licensing system. It also created specialized mechanisms to handle violations of the Act by manpower agencies, including to compensate migrant workers for losses and to prosecute manpower agency personnel for serious violations. However, few manpower agency personn..

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  • The Exploitation-Trafficking Continuum in Labor Migration and the Need for Reform in Nepal

    The Exploitation-Trafficking Continuum in Labor Migration and the Need for Reform in Nepal

    Author(s): Sarah Paoletti, Eleanor Taylor-Nicholson, Bandita Sijapati and Bassina Farbenblum

    Published Date: June 2014

    Publication Type: Policy Brief

    Published by: CESLAM

    Every year, Nepali migrant workers report experiencing severe abuse, exploitation, debt bondage and forced labor while abroad. In some cases, where abuses are linked to coercion, fraud or abuses of power in the pre-departure phase of migration, these migrant workers could be considered victims of trafficking. At present, however, persons trafficked in the course of labor migr..

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  • Labor Migration Agents: Regulation, Accountability and Alternatives

    Labor Migration Agents: Regulation, Accountability and Alternatives

    Author(s): Eleanor Taylor-Nicholson, Sarah Paoletti, Bandita Sijapati and Bassina Farbenblum

    Published Date: June 2014

    Publication Type: Policy Brief

    Published by: CESLAM

    The extensive use of unregulated labor migration agents is a common policy challenge in migrant labor origin countries. While agents provide migrant workers with much-needed information, connections to recruitment agencies, and positions abroad, they are also associated with a host of problems including fraud and misinformation. Agents are also frequently family or friends of..

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  • KAMAUNE: The Cultural and Economic Imaginaries of Migration

    KAMAUNE: The Cultural and Economic Imaginaries of Migration

    Author(s): Gaurab KC

    Published Date: June 2014

    Publication Type: Research Paper

    Published by: CESLAM

      A large number of Nepalis have flown to the Gulf countries and countries in East and Southeast Asia for employment, leaving their primary kin members at home. This paper attempts to understand the rationale for out-migration from the vantage point of those ‘left behind’ primarily kin members, regarding the ones ‘who left’ – the migrants...

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  • Migrant Workers’ Access to Justice at Home: Nepal

    Migrant Workers’ Access to Justice at Home: Nepal

    Author(s): Sarah Paoletti, Eleanor Taylor-Nicholson, Bandita Sijapati and Bassina Farbenblum

    Published Date: June 2014

    Publication Type: Report

    Published by: Open Society Foundation

      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 of labor migration begins and ends at home. The vulnerability of Nepali migrant workers to exploitation abroad is heightened by routine misconduct committed in Nepal during the..

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  • स्वदेशमा प्रवासी कामदारको  न्यायमा पहुँच : नेपाल

    स्वदेशमा प्रवासी कामदारको न्यायमा पहुँच : नेपाल

    Author(s): सारा पाओलेट्टी, एलेनोर टेलर–निकल्सन, बन्दिता सिजापती, बस्सिना फार्बेनब्लम

    Published Date: June 2014

    Publication Type: रिपोर्ट

    Published by: Open Society Foundation

      मध्यपूर्वमा कम पारिश्रमिक पाउने नेपाली प्रवासी कामदारले भोगेका दुःखका बारेमा धेरै चर्चा परिचर्चा हुने गरेको छ । त्यहाँ कामदारले असाध्यै धेरै दुःख भोग्नुपर्छ तर उनीहरुले न्याय पाउँदैनन् । प्रवासी कामदारको दुःख स्वदेशमै शुरु हुन्छ र स्वदेशमै टुंगिन्छ । प्रवासी कामदारले काम गर्न विदेश जाने क्रममा नेपालमै एजेन्ट, कामदार पठाउने संस्था र अन्यबाट दुव्र्यवहार,..

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