Migration Problem in Nepal: Critical Overview from Jurisprudential Perspective

7 Pages Posted: 27 Nov 2013

Date Written: March 7, 2008


In Nepal, there are very few empirical researches conducted on 'issues of overseas migration, especially focusing on women'. One of the serious hurdles reported by few researches is the unavailability of statistical information on such workers, and this problem is really frustrating with regard to 'women migrant workers'. While press reports, seminar papers and available studies invariably agree to 'increasing feminization of overseas migration for works', the empirical data to support the fact are largely lacking. Obviously, available studies mostly conclude 'conjectures' but not on the 'established facts'. The present study has reviewed the latest researches carried out by national and international institutions. Another fact to highlight is that 'overwhelming majority of available studies has dealt with the issue of 'migration of women for works with reference to the problem of trafficking'. Hence, the number of studies that have independently taken up the 'situation of migrant workers' with focus on women is undoubtedly negligible. Based on these facts, one can conclude that like 'trafficking is stereotypically connected with prostitution; the issue of women's migration overseas adopts the similar stereotypical approach and essentially associated with trafficking by researchers'. This attitude or trend indirectly stigmatize the 'overseas migration of women', and consequently indirectly justifies the 'protectionism' in the government's policies concerning overseas migration of women. This article makes some reflection on the problem being based on few studies.

Keywords: jurisprudence, migration, women trafficking, South Asia, human trafficking, zero tolerance, labor migration, poverty, development

Suggested Citation

Sangroula, Yubaraj, Migration Problem in Nepal: Critical Overview from Jurisprudential Perspective (March 7, 2008). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2359979 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2359979

Yubaraj Sangroula (Contact Author)

Kathmandu School of Law ( email )

Dadhikot-9, Bhaktapur
Bhaktapur, Bhaktapur 6618

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