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Emancipation of bonded labourers in Nepal
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1.The Office of High Commissioner for Human Rights in Nepal (OHCHR-Nepal) has been working to help set free and rehabilitate “Haliyas” – bonded labourers from traditionally marginalized communities who have been forced to work without pay for generations.
2. The Haliya system is practised in the hill districts of the mid and far Western regions of Nepal, affecting more than 100,000 persons including children. Most of them are Dalits, often considered ‘untouchables’ at the bottom of the Hindu caste system, and indigenous peoples who have long been targets of all forms of discrimination.
3. Most Haliyas are landless and they work for landowners to pay off the principal and interest of loans taken by their ancestors. As they do not earn cash, they are unable to pay the debts, which are then passed on to the next generation.
4. Despite outlawing many of these practices in recent years, the authorities in Nepal have yet to introduce rehabilitation programmes for Haliyas.
5. OHCHR-Nepal’s Far Western Region Office has developed a project for the emancipation and rehabilitation of Haliyas in Dadeldhura, the district where most of them live. The project focuses on monitoring, advocacy and capacity development of local civil society organisations, including Haliya associations, and coordination with donor agencies.
Publisher:
UNOHCHR ,   (2009 )
Type / Script:
Bulletin or Poster in English
Keywords:
LABOUR, LABOUR POLICY, COMMUNITIES, REGION, HUMAN RIGHTS, CHILDREN, DALITS, CASTE, DISCRIMINATION, OCCUPATIONS, NDIGENOUS PEOPLES, LAND, REHABILITATION, COORDINATIONS, HEALTH, EDUCATION, CONSTRUCTION , HALIYA, CAPACITYBUILDING
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 UNOHCHR : UN High Commissioner for Human Rights
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12.04.00  -  Labour Relations
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