March 8th also known as International Women’s Day is celebrated worldwide to celebrate She-roes of the nation. The International Theme for this year’s IWD is ‘Gender Equality Today for a Sustainable Tomorrow’. The campaign 2022 aims at breaking the bias against women in all the areas. This 112th IWD, AMKAS rejoices Women hood and their achievements. A day or even a month is not enough to celebrate what women bring to this world but this is a small effort by AMKAS to celebrate their efforts.
This year AMKAS celebrates IWD by the reflecting on progress made and to celebrate acts of courage and determination by returnee workers who have played on extraordinary role in their own life, home or community. AMKAS Nepal is organising the photo gallery to illuminate and share the glimpses LFC journey focusing on their struggle to become leaders, reflecting the power shift from being survivor to being a change-maker. The gallery recognizes women’s achievement, challenges and emphasizes on women’s right and development justice in solidarity.
AMKAS Nepal successfully conducted media mobilization program “Commemorating World Day Against Trafficking in Person.”supported by Winrock International the ‘Hamro Samman’ Program with the objective to come up with strategies to lift the discriminatory bans imposed on Nepali women Migrants and make Migration a choice against force migration leading to trafficking of women and girls. Thanks to the media friends for your constructive suggestions and comments for our petition.Despite busy schedules especially on this day, thank you to all media friends who could make it to support us in our important movement and look forward to more support in future.
Despite the importance of domestic work to individual households and to national economies, domestic workers have been routinely excluded from standard labor protections and are often subject to exploitative work conditions and abuse. The COVID-19 pandemic has even worsened their working and living conditions as well as exacerbated their vulnerabilities. Since the adoption of ILO Convention 189 on decent work for domestic workers, many countries around the world have worked to improve their protection. On June 16th, AMKAS celebrated the 10th anniversary of Convention 189 “Commemorating domestic workers and urging countries to ratify C189 and ensure the rights of domestic workers worldwide by soft launching of #marigoldcampaign. To continue the advocacy strategy AMKAS on 26th July organized the consultation on #Ratification_of_ILO_C189 at Basera Boutique hotel garnering participation of 50 ( joining physically and virtually) National based stakeholders, like minded organizations, donor organizations, media, trade union, migration network and others and launched the #marigold_campaign and gained the commitments from the participants to make it a national campaign and work collectively to ratify ILO C189.
( 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. Also conducted Awareness on “Safe Migration and ILO Convention 189” at Mahendra Boudha Madhyamik Vidhyalaya, Boudha, Kathmandu.
AMKAS Nepal joins the Domestic Workers and continuously fights and supports the collective voice of Domestic workers worldwide who are working to achieve their rights and to making decent work their lived reality.