• Migration Planning Among Female Prospective Labour Migrants from Nepal: A Comparison of First‐Time and Repeat‐Migrants

    Migration Planning Among Female Prospective Labour Migrants from Nepal: A Comparison of First‐Time and Repeat‐Migrants

    Author(s): Tanya Abramsky, Joelle Mak, Cathy Zimmerman, Ligia Kiss, Bandita Sijapati

    Published Date: April 2018

    As international female labour migration has increased, so too have efforts to prevent the exploitation of labour migrants. However, evidence to underpin prevention efforts remains limited, with little known about labour migrants’ migration planning processes. Using data from a survey of female prospective labour migrants from Nepal, this article compares socio‐demograp..

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  • Transnational female labour migration: the perspective of low-wage Nepalese workers

    Transnational female labour migration: the perspective of low-wage Nepalese workers

    Published Date: December 2017

    This brief describes Nepalese returnee migrant women’s international migration processes and experiences. It is based on research findings from a sample of returnee women living in Morang, Chitwan and Rupandehi, three of the districts targeted by the ILO Work in Freedom (WiF) intervention.

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  • अन्तरदेशीय महिला श्रमिक प्रवासनः थोरै तलब पाउने नेपाली कामदारको दृष्टिकोण

    अन्तरदेशीय महिला श्रमिक प्रवासनः थोरै तलब पाउने नेपाली कामदारको दृष्टिकोण

    Published Date: December 2017

    यस जानकारी पत्रमा विदेशमा काम गरेर फर्केका नेपाली महिलाले भोगेका अन्तर्राष्ट्रिय प्रवासन प्रक्रिया र उनीहरुका अनुभवबारेमा संक्षेपमा वर्णन गरिएको छ । यो जानकारी पत्र आईएलओको वर्क इन फ्रिडम (डब्लुआईएफ) कार्यक्रमका लक्षित जिल्ला मोरङ, चितवन र रुपन्देहीमा बसोबास गरिरहेका, विदेशमा काम गरेर फर्किएका केही महिलामा गरिएको अनुसन्धानमा आधारित छ ।

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  • Governing Labour Migration in Nepal: An Analysis of Existing Policies and Institutional Mechanisms

    Governing Labour Migration in Nepal: An Analysis of Existing Policies and Institutional Mechanisms

    Author(s): Bandita Sijapati and Amrita Limbu

    Published Date: August 2017

    Publication Type: Book

    Published by: CESLAM

    Governing Labour Migration in Nepal looks at the legal and policy framework that regulates migrant labour originating in Nepal. It examines the country’s laws related to foreign employment, bilateral agreements signed with destination countries and international conventions ratified, all of which directly or indirectly govern labour migration from Nepal. Analysing the i..

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  • What is the prevalence of and associations with forced labour experiences among male migrants from Dolakha, Nepal? Findings from a crosssectional study of returnee migrants

    What is the prevalence of and associations with forced labour experiences among male migrants from Dolakha, Nepal? Findings from a crosssectional study of returnee migrants

    Author(s): Joelle Mak, Tanya Abramsky, Bandita Sijapati, Ligia Kiss, Cathy Zimmerman

    Published Date: August 2017

    Objectives Growing numbers of people are migrating outside their country for work, and many experience precarious conditions, which have been linked to poor physical and mental health. While international dialogue on human trafficking, forced labour and slavery increases, prevalence data of such experiences remain limited.   Link..

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  • When the Men Are Away: Migration and Women’s Participation in Nepal’s Community Forestry

    When the Men Are Away: Migration and Women’s Participation in Nepal’s Community Forestry

    Author(s): Ang Sanu Lama, Sambriddhi Kharel and Tracy Ghale

    Published Date: August 2017

    Publication Type: Journal Article

    Published by: International Mountain Society

    Studies of migration and gender have focused mostly on changes at the household level, where they have found women’s experience to be mixed, with greater autonomy in decision-making but also a greater work burden and increased stress. Little is known about migration’s impact on community-level gender relations. This study of 10 forest user groups in 3 districts of..

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  • Lessons from prospective migrant women’s participation in the Work in Freedom community intervention activities in Nepal

    Lessons from prospective migrant women’s participation in the Work in Freedom community intervention activities in Nepal

    Published Date: May 2017

    This brief offers research findings from prospective women migrants in Morang, Chitwan and Rupandehi, three districts of the Work in Freedom (WiF) intervention in Nepal. It presents findings on prospective migrant women’s migration plans and their participation in the WiF community-based training. The WiF pre-decision training includes both migrationrelated advice and o..

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  • नेपालमा वर्क इन फ्रिडम समुदाय हस्तक्षेप गतिविधिमा सम्भावित महिला प्रवासीको सहभागिताबाट सिकिएका पाठ

    नेपालमा वर्क इन फ्रिडम समुदाय हस्तक्षेप गतिविधिमा सम्भावित महिला प्रवासीको सहभागिताबाट सिकिएका पाठ

    Published Date: May 2017

    यस जानकारीपत्रमा नेपालमा वर्क इन फ्रिडम (डब्लुआईएफ) कार्यक्रम लागू भएका मोरङ, चितवन र रुपन्देहीका कामका लागि विदेश जान खोज्ने महिलामा गरिएको अनुसन्धानबाट पत्ता लागेका जानकारी समावेश गरिएका छन् । यसमा ती महिलाहरुको प्रवासन योजना र वर्क इन फ्रिडमका समुदायमा आधारित तालिममा उनीहरुको सहभागिता सम्बन्धमा पत्ता लागेका जानकारी प्रस्तुत गरिएका छन् । वर्क इन फ्रिडमद्वारा सञ्चालित पूर्वन..

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  • Migration of Health Workers from Nepal

    Migration of Health Workers from Nepal

    Author(s): Bandita Sijapati, Jeevan Baniya, Neha Choudhary and Ashim Bhattarai

    Published Date: March 2017

    Publication Type: Report

    Published by: ILO

    This report provides an overview of the current situation relating to the stock and outflow of Nepali health care workers to third countries. Presenting the findings of a survey with undergraduate medical and nursing students, the report discusses the factors driving Nepali health workers to seek employment opportunities abroad. The report also reviews international as well a..

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  • Labour Migration and the Remittance Economy: The Socio-Political Impact

    Labour Migration and the Remittance Economy: The Socio-Political Impact

    Author(s): Bandita Sijapati, Ang Sanu Lama, Jeevan Baniya, Jacob Rinck, Kalpana Jha & Amrita Gurung

    Published Date: March 2017

    Publication Type: Report

    Published by: CESLAM

    Based on a study conducted in five districts, this report looks at the impact of labour migration on the economy, society, and politics at the community level. It provides an insight into how remittance is changing the economic outlook of households while highlighting differences between migrant and non-migrant households. The report examines transformations in society caused..

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