AMKAS Nepal

Aaprabasi Mahila Kamdar Samuha (AMKAS) or the Returnee Women Migrant Workers’ Group, is a civil society organization led and run by returnee women migrant workers. Established in 2016
by a group of well-known and experience Nepali migrant rights’ activist, AMKAS pushes for the rights and interest of Nepali migrant workers, in the home and the destination countries, on the ground that ‘Migrant Rights are Human Rights’.

AMKAS specializes working with and for the Nepali women workers: both domestic and migrants.

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Mission

We strive to build capacity of Nepali women workers through regular policy advocacy, knowledge creation, awareness generation, and experimenting and spreading of innovative ideas and methods for a sound employment sector.

Vision

We at AMKAS envision of a just world where Nepali women workers are self-reliant with full equality, dignity and respect in terms of gender, social, cultural, economic and political aspects in Nepal and elsewhere.

Objectives

To ensure rights of women workers are respected, fulfilled, guaranteed and protected through women workers friendly policy environment, and its proper implementation.

PROGRAMS AT AMKAS

Support re-integration of migrant workers, in particular women migrant workers, through financial literacy, paralegal support, entrepreneurship development, facilitation for skills certification, and psychosocial support.

The Asia Foundation: “Sunaulo Mauka Project” Phase I and II (Completed)

AMKAS Nepal implemented the “Sunaulo Mauka” Project to promote greater income security, and safer, more productive employment among Nepali migrant workers and their families. The goal of the Sunaulo Mauka project was to strengthen the capacity of migrant workers to engage with the formal financial sector and the world of work by expending the capabilities […]

Shelter House

As a part of both preventive and curative actions against violation of human rights of the women migrant workers and the survivors of trafficking in persons, AMKAS has been running a shelter (safe) house since 2017.

Research and Publication

AMKAS believes in developing capacity of the subjects of research and presenting the first hand information. More specifically, AMKAS has been building the capacity of its members to work as researchers to explore and study their own issues and present in a systematic fashion.

“Happy International Domestic Workers Day”

Aaprabasi Mahila Kamdar Samuha) Nepal commemorating International Domestic Workers Day with Returnee Women Migrant Workers & High school girls who were left behind children of Migrant Workers.

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OUR CAMPAIGNS

January 24, 2020

ToT Training

AMKAS Nepal conducted TOT training at Bhaktapur

Strategy Meeting

A visit to Dhulikhel resort for a strategy meeting. Feeling awesome to accomplish our mission successfully. 

Networking Meeting

AMKAS Nepal’s Executive members visited to Nuwakot district and conducted an interesting Networking meeting with Returnee Women Migrant Workers and their family on new trends and Right to Information on migration.

Join Us As a Volunteer

Email your CV and cover letter at: mailamkas05@gmail.com (no phone calls).

Applications will be reviewed and candidates will be invited or called for an interview. Please note that the position for intern/volunteers is need based and without any financial benefits.

OUR PARTNERS AND SUPPORTERS