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Extent of sexual coercion among young female migrant carpet and garment factory workers in Nepal

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This paper explores sexual coercion of young female migrant workers in the carpet and garment factories in the Kathmandu Valley. Information is drawn from 12 in-depth case histories and a sample survey of 550 respondents aged 14-19 years. The survey found that one in ten young women had ever experienced sexual harassment or coercion in their lifetime. Perpetrators included co-workers, boyfriends, employers and relatives. In-depth interviews revealed that the inability of young working women to communicate effectively with their peers and sex partners, lack of self esteem, job insecurity and other socio-economic problems made them vulnerable to these abuses. The results suggest the need for a range of factory-based interventions.

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Puri, Mahesh and Cleland, John (2004) Extent of sexual coercion among young female migrant carpet and garment factory workers in Nepal , Southampton, UK Southampton Statistical Sciences Research Institute 16pp. (S3RI Applications and Policy Working Papers, A04/11).

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Submitted date: 11 June 2004
Published date: 11 June 2004
Keywords: sexual coercion, migrant workers, Nepal

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Local EPrints ID: 7807
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/7807
PURE UUID: 53f139f0-d589-48a5-afbd-127b9d6f0e69

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Date deposited: 11 Jun 2004
Last modified: 17 Jul 2017 17:14

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Author: Mahesh Puri
Author: John Cleland

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