Trafficking and Safe Migration and Safe Migration

An emerging trend of trafficking in migration cycle has been highly overlooked. Foreign labor migration has become one of the key sources for livelihoods with both men and women migrating. However, the government policy of 30 years ban for women migration is actually perpetuating trafficking as women are forced to illegal and informal channels mainly through India and Tibet. Restriction on right to mobility (30 years ban) does not prevent women being trafficked rather it is putting women to more vulnerable situation being out of any legal protection. Right to mobility for women should be ensured by the state with adequate information and trainings, so that they are not vulnerable to trafficking.  Further, a form of internal trafficking is also taking place with women and girls being trafficked to cities to be in the entertainment sectors facing some of the worst forms of labor. Number of recommendations focused on comprehensive legislation and stringent enforcement of law for prevention of trafficking and protection of women, children. The government also responded that the current trafficking Act provides comprehensive legal framework and that the national plan of action has been implemented. However, both these policy and legal framework has not sufficiently addressed the emerging trend of trafficking in migration cycle or internal trafficking. Trafficked survivors who are “reintegrated” also facing challenges as the government policy is creating more stigma than support.

Key working issues under the topics are as follows:

  • Activities with vulnerable migrant people
  • Capacity building to trafficked women and girls
  • Activities against child labour in Rupandehi district
  • Protecting street children

Protecting Women Human Rights through a Feminist Network

Although, we work for Women Human Rights and share equal responsibility for human rights work too, women face a higher level of risk compared to male. Women suffer from the wider patriarchal values. We together with feminist network have been working proactively for the prevention of VAW. Female community health workers, group leaders and young female journalist play a major role in providing care and information on VAW including reproductive and sexual health and rights. As these rights are considered a taboo, these women as well as other human right defenders who advocate for these rights get constantly threatened, harassed and abused. This needs to be acknowledged with proper support mechanism by the State. To effectively provide protection and security to the feminist leader, security guideline and policies need to be implemented. For this, our feminist network have been working proactively through publication of stories, article, training, workshop and advocacy campaign as well as 16 days activism and March 8 campaign.

  • Development of feminist network
  • Empowering activities with single women
  • Capacity building training to young female journalist