Recent Publications

Gender and Nepal’s transition from war
Author(s): Jeevan Baniya, Sambriddhi Kharel, Deepak Thapa and Alexander Ramsbotham
Published Date: Spetember 2017
Published by: Conciliation Resources

This report summarises discussions from a workshop to explore gender relations and equality and Nepal’s transition from war. Focus areas include: affrmative gender action in the transition; gender perspectives on security sector reform, access to justice and political participation; gendered experiences, expectations and priorities of marginalised groups; how different identities intersect; and the role of international support. A short case study of the period of intense political change that followed the 2015 earthquakes in Nepal provides an illustrative example of opportunities and challenges. Conciliation Resources is an independent international organisation working with people in conflict to prevent violence, resolve conflicts and promote peaceful societies. Accord spotlight presents focused analysis of key themes for peace and transition practice.

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Governing Labour Migration in Nepal
An Analysis of Existing Policies and Institutional Mechanisms

Author(s): Bandita Sijapati and Amrita Limbu
Published Date: August 2017
Published by: CESLAM

Governing Labour Migration in Nepal looks at the legal and policy framework that regulates migrant labour originating in Nepal. It examines the country’s laws related to foreign employment, bilateral agreements signed with destination countries and international conventions ratified, all of which directly or indirectly govern labour migration from Nepal. Analysing the implications and relevance of the legal and policy regimes currently in place and identifying the gaps therein, the book provides recommendations to help in the convergence of the welfare and rights standards enshrined in the various instruments. This volume will be a valuable addition to the literature on foreign labour migration, a subject that is gaining greater significance the world over. First published in 2012, the book has been updated to reflect all developments till the time of its publication in August 2017.

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