Stories of Migrant Women is the first book in our Feminist Storybook series as part of our COVID-19 response. It is the collaboration of APWLD and our partners, National Alliance of Women Human Rights Defenders (NAWHRD) and Aaprabasi Mahila Kamdar Samuha Nepal (AMKAS Nepal) – documenting our collective journey in the midst of COVID-19 crisis. From the story book, it is clearly shown how migrant women are being exploited in different forms. Migrant women are too often deprived of fundamental rights, protections and benefits, and thus face higher risks and consequences of loss of income, virus exposure, mental health and gender-based violence. Some of them were forced to return home after losing jobs, some of them were stranded in the host countries without money for food or accommodation. 

In response to all these challenges, migrant community-based organisations and grassroots leaders work restlessly to support their community and document the injustices experienced by the migrant women in this time of crisis. This book is an important evidence of reality – the suffering and hardship of the migrant women, and also the actions of building solidarity, hope and demands for human rights and development justice.

Read the storybook below. You can also download it here.

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