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.
AMKAS Nepal is proud to have continuously supporting a young Returnee migrant to start her organic farming in every way till she will be capable to continue on her own. Organizations supporting in livelihood programs and even Government must always remember that handholding must always be there in all possible way till they are financially, morally and psychologically strong to run her business. This is what AMKAS Nepal is doing… even if it’s one at a time.
( 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.