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NEPAL: Bonded Labor Project

NEPAL: Bonded Labor Project

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NEPAL: Bonded Labor Project

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  1. International Labor Organization IPEC International Program on the Elimination of Child Labor NEPAL: Bonded Labor Project US Department of Labor

  2. Country Map

  3. Background • Kamaiya, a system of agricultural bonded labor, prevalent in western Nepal • Survey detected 15,152 Kamaiya households, comprising 83,375 persons • 46% of Kamaiya families are homeless • 13,000 children work under the Kamaiya system • 33,000 bonded children estimated in Nepal

  4. Objectives • 1. Increase capacity to prevent and combat child labor • 2. Withdraw children and provide alternatives • 3. Create broad alliance of government, employers, workers and NGOs • Target Group: • 6 to 14 age group

  5. Objectives • Expected end result: • 3,200 children expected freed from bondage • 2,400 working children in 9-14 age group provided with NFI • 2,800 children mainstreamed into formal education • 300 children in 13-14 age group supported for vocational education

  6. Process • Kamaiya concern group • Broad-based alliance of 17 organizations • Awareness raising campaign • Rehabilitation campaign • School enrolment • Monitoring

  7. Problems & achievements • No comprehensive scheme for elimination of bondage provision of credit and rehabilitation

  8. Lessons learned • Action programs must deal with entire family, not just children • Mainstream children into formal school and provide economic alternatives to families • Project replicable

  9. Lessons learned • Alternative income opportunities build self-esteem and keep children out of hazardous work

  10. IPEC International Labor Organization US Department of Labor IPEC – International Program on the Elimination of Child Labor