If those ‘at risk’ have employment opportunities at home, they are less likely to accept high risk employment opportunities overseas.
An estimated 7 million Nepali men and women have left Nepal with the hope of finding better employment opportunities to support their family. 90% of them work without official documentation which exposes them to exploitation.
“Blind belief in authority is the greatest enemy of truth.”
– Albert Einstein
o 16 % of the Nepali women return “penniless”
o Scores of women have been victims of sexual abuse
o 77 % of the workers were unaware of work provisions in the destination country
o 67% have gone abroad without proper training.
o 72 % were unaware of their right to insurance.
“I went overseas to become financially independent,” she says. “But for women, foreign employment isn’t what you think it to be. They treat us like animals, not humans.” – as reported by Debesh Adhikari, 20 Sept 2013, Spotlight News Magazine
If those at risk have more employment opportunities at home in Nepal, they are less likely to go abroad. Dangerous employment overseas offers little opportunity to enhance their future. At Kriayt we aim to raise awareness about the risks and hazards of such jobs. However, we believe in supporting and guiding anyone who decides to accept foreign employment by informing them of their rights, correct information and ensuring they are fully prepared before they leave. And most importantly understand their contracts.
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