Bansbari Road, Maharajgunj, KTM

Learn About us

We are the Returnee Women Migrant Workers’ Group

Specializing in working with and for Nepali women workers, both domestic and migrant, AMKAS has garnered widespread recognition as a pioneering organization in the field, despite its relatively short period of existence.

Our MISSION

Striving to enhance the capacity of Nepali women workers

We are dedicated to up-skilling and educating Nepali women workers through consistent policy advocacy, knowledge dissemination, awareness campaigns, and the exploration and encouragement of innovative ideas and methods to foster a robust employment sector.

Our Vission

A world of opportunity for Nepali women workers

We at AMKAS envision a just world where Nepali women workers are self-reliant with full equality, dignity and respect in terms of gender, culture, economics and politics in Nepal and elsewhere.

Our Objective

Objectives

To organize returnee women migrant workers so as to strengthen their voice

To ensure rights of women workers are respected, fulfilled, guaranteed and protected.

To design and implement methods of: ethical recruitment, research, publication, and re-integration of women workers.

To develop partnerships with national and international bodies to support the rights and interests of migrant workers and their families.

Our strategic Goals

Strategic Goals (2019–2023)

  1. To increase research and publication in the issues faced by women migrant workersby the mobilization of migrant workers to develop a solid evidence-based policy advocacy base.
  2. To expand the scope of preventive and curative measures to curtail violation of human rights of and violence against women migrant workers, and among the survivors of trafficking against persons.
  3. To design and implement innovative programs to ensure migrant workers are recruited, retained and released in ethical and fair manner, and to present such programs for scaling-up.
  4. To 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.

Meet our team

Aaprabasi Mahila Kamdar Samuha (AMKAS) or the Returnee Women Migrant Workers’ Group, is a civil society organization.

Board of Directors

Pushpa Thapa
Pushpa Thapa

Chairperson


Ganga Limbu
Ganga Limbu

Vice Chairperson

Adv. Amrita Thebe
Adv. Amrita Thebe

Secretary

Ganga Thapa
Ganga Thapa

Treasurer


Kopila Rai
Kopila Rai

Executive Committee Member

Mira Rayamajhi
Mira Rayamajhi

Executive Committee Member

Sharmila Lama
Sharmila Lama

Executive Committee Member

Ayushma Khadgi
Ayushma Khadgi

Executive Committee Member

Sapana Shahi
Sapana Shahi

Executive Committee Member


Executive and Senior Staff

Bijaya Rai Shrestha
Bijaya Rai Shrestha

Executive Director


Ryan Rai
Ryan Rai

Admin & Finance Head

Sadikshya Maharjan
Sadikshya Maharjan

Legal Officer

Mamata Pariyar
Mamata Pariyar

Shelter Co-Ordinator

Psychosocial Counsellor
Psychosocial Counsellor

Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) Officer
Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) Officer


Supporting Officers

Hem Maya Magar
Hem Maya Magar

Client Support Officer (C.S.O)

Gamala Rai
Gamala Rai

Client Support Officer (C.S.O)

Security Officer
Security Officer