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Returnee women migrant labourers stare at bleak future, survey finds

The Kathmandu Post, Nepal, 18 October 2020 - While some of them want to go abroad for work again due to lack of opportunities in the country, others want government help to stay in the country to start their own business.

Over two-third of women migrant workers have not even heard of the government’s employment generation schemes and programmes for returnee migrants labourers, a new study says.

Findings of the survey, released on Thursday, show that 76 percent of the women migrant workers, who were either working abroad or had returned home, were not even informed about these schemes.

“Not only were they not aware of the government plans introduced to support returnee migrant workers,” said Pranika Koyu, who conducted the survey, “They also didn’t trust these reintegration and rehabilitation schemes. They doubted these schemes will ever reach them and help them during financial distress.”

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Source: https://kathmandupost.com/national/2020/10/18/returnee-women-migrant-labourers-stare-at-bleak-future-survey-finds

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