Migrant Assistance, Protection and Counter Trafficking

IOM has been working to counter the trafficking in persons since 1994. Our primary aims are to prevent trafficking in persons and to protect victims from the trade while offering them options of safe and sustainable reintegration and/or return to their home countries. Being cognizant of the links between labour migration and human trafficking, in Nepal, IOM looks to harmonize national policy and legal frameworks concerning the two issues so as to address them cohesively.

The Future We Want - Creating Sustainable Foundations for Addressing Human Trafficking and Unsafe Migration of Women and Girls in Nepal

With the aim to contribute to the efforts of the Government of Nepal in ensuring the enjoyment of fundamental freedoms and economic and personal security among survivors of trafficking and returnee migrant women in Dhading and Sindhupalchowk districts, IOM, in collaboration with UN Women, is implementing a project entitled ‘The Future We Want: Creating Sustainable Foundations for Addressing Human Trafficking and Unsafe Migration of Women and Girls in Nepal’ from the year 2016 to 2018. This Zonta International funded project adopts a comprehensive approach to ensuring the economic and personal security of vulnerable women in post-earthquake Nepal and aims to address structural barriers, gender based discrimination and stereotypical intergenerational socialization patterns in project districts; support economic empowerment of Women migrant workers and survivors of trafficking in select project districts and to ensure enhanced coherence between institutions and policies on the issues of national gender equality commitments in particular foreign employment and human trafficking. The project also aims to address and mitigate the vulnerabilities of migrant women and survivors of human trafficking on return to Nepal in coordination with relevant government line ministries and project partners.