UNIFEM bid to ensure safety of female migrant workers

Himalayan News Service

Lalitpur, July 28:

The media has a large role in ensuring that a safe process of women’s migration for foreign employment and bringing out the issues of women migrant workers. This was stated by experts at an interaction “Issues and Concerns of Migrant Women Workers (MWW): Role of Media” organised by UNIFEM today. “Women are contributing a lot through remittance to the nation’s economy, but are still vulnerable to various kinds of exploitation,” said Sharu Joshi Shrestha, regional programme manager of UNIFEM, adding that the media has an important role to play in making the process safe by addressing the issues of MWW so that plans and policies regarding it are formulated.” Bishnu Nisthuri, president of Federation of Nepalese Journalists said “Even though media has addressed issues of MWW, the media too needs direction as they do not have information regarding government policy and process.