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Type Journal Article - BMJ open
Title What is the prevalence of and associations with forced labour experiences among male migrants from Dolakha, Nepal? Findings from a cross-sectional study of returnee migrants
Volume 7
Issue 8
Publication (Day/Month/Year) 2017
URL https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5629688/
Objectives Growing numbers of people are migrating
outside their country for work, and many experience
precarious conditions, which have been linked to poor
physical and mental health. While international dialogue
on human trafficking, forced labour and slavery increases,
prevalence data of such experiences remain limited.
Methods Men from Dolakha, Nepal, who had ever
migrated outside of Nepal for work were interviewed on
their experiences, from predeparture to return (n=194).
Forced labour was assessed among those who returned
within the past 10 years (n=140) using the International
Labour Organization’s forced labour dimensions: (1)
unfree recruitment; (2) work and life under duress; and (3)
impossibility to leave employer. Forced labour is positive if
any one of the dimensions is positive.

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