Author: Dr. Renu Rajbhandari
Many female migrants live their lives within closed doors day in, day out, many with bruises on their bodies. Some even get murdered but these killings are marked as suicides by forensic doctors
Holistic Approaches to Realizing Women’s Rights
Ensuring Justice, Ensuring Rights: From victimhood to agency
National conference on violence against women
Makwanpur, Hetauda, Nepal
Statement of Dr. Massouda Jalal on the Assassination of the Acting Director of Department of Women’s Affairs in Laghman Provinc
Author: Renu Rajbhandari, Namita Nepal
DEC 12 - Nearly 50 percent of all migrants are women. While previously women often migrated as “dependents”, they are now increasingly migrating as individuals. An increasing number of cases have pointed to the potential for female migrant workers to improve the living standard of their families. Based on research conducted by the Women’s Rehabilitation Centre (WOREC), migration can lead to high income levels and decreased discrimination and gender-based violence.
“Any act of gender-based violence that results in, or is likely to result in, physical, sexual or psychological harm or suffering to women, including threats of such acts, coercion or arbitrary deprivation of liberty, whether occurring in public or in private life.”1
Violence against Women is disturbingly, a growing trend in Nepal. The scope and extent of violence against women are reflections of the degree and persistence of discrimination that women have been continuously facing.
Anbeshi, the first ever reliable data on violence against in Nepal will startle everyone with grim reality, but celebrate women's struggle too.
Worec Nepal has been working together with nationwide women to end the culture of discrimination since 1991. 16 days of activism is a supplement to the ongoing efforts. As the world celebrates, recognises violence against women as a crime,
Demand for cheap labour has increased labour migration, a trend that has not been accompanied by universal fortification of migrant workers’ human rights. There is a need to examine existing frameworks on migration, and to call for programs and policies that: ensure the protection of the rights and enhance the welfare of migrants and their families; by formulating formulation of a comprehensive, rights-based, gender-sensitive regulatory framework is required, anchored in the principles of the UN 1990 MWC, CEDAW, ILO Conventions (97, 143 and 189).