Bhagwati Rai, aged 49, a resident of Dhunibesi municipality-9, Jugedi village, Dhading district, spent nine years abroad in Lebanon as a migrant domestic worker. She is now starting to make a living providing veterinary treatment for livestock in her local community to support her family of seven.
Human Interest Stories
Today, Thursday 7 April 2016, is World Health Day. With that in mind, we would like to share the activities of the International Organization for Migration’s (IOM) Migration Health Assessment Centre (MHAC). We spoke with Dr. Rama Ramisetty, the migration health physician in MHAC, Kathmandu, for some information on the health centre’s processes and challenges.
Kathmandu - Like in many countries, Nepal faces significant challenges in relation to women’s equal access to land and tenure security. Since 2004, Nepal’s Government has introduced several proactive measures to promote women’s ownership, access and control over land. For instance, depending on geographical location, the government has been exempting 25 per cent to 50 per cent tax on registration when land is owned by a woman, In case of single women; they are entitled for 35 per cent tax exemption (Financial Bill 2072, Ministry of Finance).