• Labouring Under Fire: Nepali Security Contractors in Afghanistan

    Labouring Under Fire: Nepali Security Contractors in Afghanistan

    Author(s): Noah Coburn

    Published Date: July 2016

    Publication Type: Research Paper

    Published by: Centre for the Study of Labour and Mobility (CESLAM)

    This paper explores some of the repercussions of Nepali labour migration in times of conflict, arguing that security contracting shares much with other forms of migratory labour but also that the commodification of violence this process entails raises certain opportunities and risks for the contractor that neither the Nepali government nor the internationa..

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  • Migration and Resilience: Experiences from Nepal's 2015 Earthquake

    Migration and Resilience: Experiences from Nepal's 2015 Earthquake

    Author(s): Bandita Sijapati with Jeevan Baniya, Anish Bhandari, Ashim Bhattarai, Sambriddhi Kharel, Amrita Limbu, Dinesh Pathak, Nabin Rawal and Prakriti Thami

    Published Date: June 2015

    Publication Type: Research Paper

    Published by: CESLAM

    In the aftermath of the magnitude 7.8 earthquake that struck central Nepal on 25 April 2015, and its aftershocks, particularly a major one of magnitude 7.3 on 12 May 2015, issues related to the links between migration and disaster-preparedness as well as coping strategies adopted by the affected population have come to the fore. To examine such linkages, the Centre for the St..

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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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  • कफाला प्रणाली र नेपाली घरेलु कामदारमा यसको असर

    कफाला प्रणाली र नेपाली घरेलु कामदारमा यसको असर

    Author(s): रुजा बज्राचार्य र बन्दिता सिजापती

    Published Date: March 2012

    Publication Type: नीतिपत्र

    Published by: CESLAM

    आफू  र आफ्ना परिवारको सुनौलो भविष्यको खोजीमा प्रत्येक महिना १६ हजारभन्दा बढी नेपाली कामदारहरू कामको खोजीमा खाडी समन्वय परिषद् (गल्फ कोअपरेसन काउन्सिल) का सदस्य मुलुकहरूमा पुग्दछन् । धेरैजसो कामदारले त्यहाँ रोजगार पाउनका निम्ति धेरै पैसा तिरेका हुन्छन् । तर उनीहरूलाई त्यहाँको कानुन र नीति–नियमका बारेमा त्यति थाहा हुँदैन । यीमध्ये सबैभन्दा महत्वपूर्ण कुरा कफाला..

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  • The Kafala System and Its Implications for Nepali Domestic Workers

    The Kafala System and Its Implications for Nepali Domestic Workers

    Author(s): Rooja Bajracharya and Bandita Sijapati

    Published Date: March 2012

    Publication Type: Policy Brief

    Published by: CESLAM

    Over 16,000 Nepali migrant workers leave every month for the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries in search of employment opportunities and better livelihood options for themselves and their families. Most of these workers reach their destinations after paying exorbitant recruitment fees but without much knowledge about the laws and regulations of those countries. Perh..

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  • Trafficking and Forced Labour in Nepal: A Review of the Literature

    Trafficking and Forced Labour in Nepal: A Review of the Literature

    Author(s): Bandita Sijapati, Amrita Limbu and Manisha Khadka

    Published Date: November 2011

    Publication Type: Book

    Published by: CESLAM

    This book reviews the current state of knowledge on various aspects of trafficking and forced labour in Nepal. The first part analyses issues related to different forms of labour exploitation. It identifies the main obstacles to addressing associated problems and also highlights some of the best practices, before concluding with recommendations that could help make planned in..

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