• 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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  • Enumerating Migration in Nepal : A Review

    Enumerating Migration in Nepal : A Review

    Author(s): Jeevan Raj Sharma and Sanjay Sharma

    Published Date: September 2011

    Publication Type: Working Paper

    Published by: CESLAM

    This working paper provides an overview of quantitative surveys on migration in Nepal, including various national censuses, with a specific focus on their methodologies. It aims to document the evolution and key characteristic of migration surveys, and proposes to answer the following questions: How have such studies evolved in Nepal? What kind of quantitative data is availab..

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