House panel's order on foreign employment flayed

KATHMANDU: The Domestic Workers Concern Society has said the directive of the International Relations and Labour Committee of the Parliament for preventing domestic workers from going abroad for employment would increase incidences of women trafficking in Nepal.

Organising a press conference here on Wednesday, the Society has claimed that the directive was issued without going through the Directive on Domestic Workers.

Society Chairperson Kiran Pradhan commented that though the workers going abroad as per the Directive would remain safer, the closure of the route would increase the number of women trafficked to other countries via India and Sri Lanka.