- Jan. 8, 2014
-- Late Pramila Dangol, a 38 year old woman who went to Kuwait in search of a better life came back in a coffin. As regular Nepalese people, she just wanted her children to have a better future than her by earning little more money. Most of the lower class women in Nepal go abroad to work as a domestic helper. Pramila also had a similar story and was working as a helper in a small town. She was said to be living in a very stressful life as her husband was abusive and also a drug addict.
This is not the first time such incident has happened to Nepalese women working abroad. As an example only in the year of 2010, over 2000 Nepalese domestic helpers were saved from their employers in Kuwait alone. As we can see, this is not a new incident or uncommon scenario, yet hundreds of uneducated, less qualified Nepalese woman get recruited to the Gulf countries as domestic helpers and house maids in least possible wages.
The Government of Nepal has been criticisized throughout for its superficial policies regarding abroad workers. None of the concerned bodies regarding manpower supply from Nepal have publicly taken accountability for those incidents or have assured any improvements further. Recruitment agencies in Nepal are being pressurized by the media and public to improve the situations of Nepalese women abroad. But this does not seem possible without the support of the Government.