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Knihovna: Forced to plough : bonded labour in Nepal's agricultural economy : a report for Informal Sector Service Centre and Anti-Slavery International
 

Title:      Forced to plough : bonded labour in Nepal's agricultural economy : a report for Informal Sector Service Centre and Anti-Slavery International
Categories:      7. Obchod s lidmi
BookID:      487
Authors:      Adam Robertson, Shisham Mishra
ISBN-10(13):      0900918373
Publisher:      Anti-Slavery International
Publication date:      1997
Number of pages:      98
Language:      English
Price:      0.00
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Description:     

Bonded labour is a problem throughout the South-Asian region, and although laws banning it now exist in both India and PakistanNepal has not yet introduced domestic legislation to ban the practice. Bonded labour in Nepal is examined, introducing new evidence of caste-based systems of bonded labour, and focusing on particular problems faced by women and children. The root causes of bonded labour and the power structures which keep the system in place are examined, as well as the historical development of the current pattern of landholding, attempts at land reform, and the problems of rural indebtedness. A description of the evolution of the caste system in Nepal is also provided. The prospects for change are discussed, and recommendations are made for the Government of Nepal, international bodies, donor agencies and non-governmental organizations (NGOs). Local NGOs have launched successful programmes to empower the affected groups and to press for wider government action. Experience in both India and Pakistan has shown the importance of introducing national legislation to abolish bonded labour and other slavery-like practices. The main recommendations therefore revolve around the introduction of such legislation. The victims of bonded labour and serfdom must also be allowed the means to generate an income of their own which is sufficient to sustain a family and avoid the need to take on further debts and slip back into slavery. 


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