Paying Back in Sweat and Tear (EN)

Paying Back in Sweat and Tear (English Version)

The report synthesises studies and interventions made against bonded labour relationships prevalent in the kamaiya system1 in Nepal. It also looks into existing labour practices in the domestic sector and brick industry by way of a rapid survey.

The prospects of the elimination of bonded and other intolerable forms of labour does therefore depend on the capacity of the concerned actors, particularly of NGOs, trade unions, media and other actors in the civil society, to protect the weak and vulnerable from the clutches of the powerful who are habituated to profiting from others’ vulnerability; and, to hold the state to account for its failure to respect, protect and fulfill its international human rights obligations.

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