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Labour migration from Nepal
As numerous studies have demonstrated, women bear the disproportionate burden of the costs of disasters, if their rights are not ensured and if gender, socio-cultural and political-economic inequalities within the conte...
05 Dec 2011 - by Riccardo Pravettoni, UNEP/GRID-Arendal
Trafficking of women and girls in Nepal
Some estimates from Maiti Nepal suggest that trafficking from Nepal may have increased from an estimated 3-5,000 per year during the pre-war times (1990) to possibly 12-20,000 per year in 2010. This includes internal and...
05 Dec 2011 - by Riccardo Pravettoni, UNEP/GRID-Arendal
Recent flood events in the HIndu Kush-Himalaya region
Recent studies focus attention on the radically changed flood patterns, including heavy rainfall that leads to landslides and soil erosion. For example, in Nepal women and men have noted increased frequency and damage ca...
05 Dec 2011 - by Riccardo Pravettoni, UNEP/GRID-Arendal