Domestic Workers, Risk and Social Protection in Nepal

WIEGO, IDWF, Home Workers Union of Nepal, GEFONT

Citation: WIEGO and IDWF. Domestic Workers, Risk and Social Protection in Nepal. WIEGO Policy Brief No. 20

Most domestic workers in Nepal are employed in live-out arrangements with multiple employers while others, many of them adolescent girls, live in the home of a single employer. Among recommendations made in this policy brief are that domestic workers are registered with local authorities, which will allow access to relief in crises such as COVID-19; that domestic workers are drawn into the formal social security system; and that labour monitoring is done to tackle child labour and violence in the workplace.

This brief is part of the WIEGO Publication Series and was funded by the Open Society Foundation's  Women's Rights Programme.

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Informal Economy Theme
Informal Economy Topic
Occupational group
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