Foreign Employment for Women: Challenges and Opportunities

This book is a collection of articles published during a two-week joint media campaign organised by the United Nations Development Fund for Women and Sancharika Samuha to foster a positive environment that encourages and empowers women workers going for foreign employment. In the background of Nepal being a remittance-based economy, the articles emphasise the government’s role in creating a safe and secure foreign employment environment for Nepali women, given their role in contributing to 11 percent of the total inward remittances. To conclude, the book draws attention not only to the need for a sound government policy that facilitates the appropriate use of women returnees’ income, but also to the importance of implementing the existing government scheme that provides financial support to young people.

Sangraula, L.N (ed.). 2003. Kathmandu: Sancharika Samuha and United Nations Development Fund for Women.

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