The Government of Nepal, working with civil society groups, implemented the CEDAW shadow reporting processes to advocate for ratification of international conventions on migrant rights, especially for women. Adopted conventions include ILO Domestic Workers Convention (2011) and the International Convention on the Protection of the Rights of All Migrant Workers and Members of their Families.
Theme: Violence and Vulnerabilities
GCM Objective: 7, 14
The Government of Nepal implemented gender-responsive data collection and use in its national census in 2001 to address gaps in women's access to land and social services. Results related to this policy led to two constitutional amendments which significantly improved land ownership right for women in the country. As a consequence, women's land ownership in Nepal, including for migrants, trebled between 2001 and 2009.
Theme: Migration Data and Registration
GCM Objective: 1, 7, 14
The Government of Nepal, through its constitution as part of Article 29, is ensuring equal and fair treatment of migrants, especially women. Through its Foreign Employment Policy (2012), the government provides information to women migrants in the challenges they may face in migration, particularly for domestic workers. Nepal has also endorsed the Women Domestic Workers Guideline (2015) on domestic workers overseas. The guideline will address problems facing women migrant workers by holding employers and local recruitment agencies in destination countries responsible for migrant welfare.