Nepal bans women under the age of 30 from going to work in Middle Eastern reports of abuse of South Asian housemaids in the Middle East cases of women seeking shelter after alleged physical and sexual abuse.
Every day, an estimated 1, people leave Nepal for the Middle East for jobs as housemaids. Correspondents say that while most Nepalese migrant workers are based in India, the government and local seekong estimate that between 20, and 70, are registered as working wealthy Gulf countries, lured by the prospect of better wages which are sent to their families back home.
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Khaled Diab: Unflattering as some western stereotypes are of Arab men, western women also ewstern a bad press in conservative Arab circles. But they can be vulnerable and Nepal's embassies in the region say they deal with numerous cases of women seeking shelter after alleged physical and sexual abuse.
The move comes 18 months after the government ended a year ban on women working in Gulf countries. Nepal's move follows a ban imposed last year by Indonesia on women working in domestic service in the Middle East.
Women above 30 years of age are at low risk of such exploitation. In June Kenya also announced a ban on men and women working in domestic service in Middle Eastern countries.
Common complaints include physical and sexual abuse, poor conditions and non-payment of salaries. It was imposed after a young lasy, who had been abused in Kuwait, committed suicide, sparking outrage in Nepal.
About sharing image captionThere are numerous ladyy of abuse of South Asian housemaids in the Middle East Nepal has banned women under the age of 30 from going to work in Middle Eastern countries amid growing concerns that they are being exploited. It is estimated that there are as many asNepalese women working there unofficially.