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A majority of Nepal’s labor force works in the unorganized sector, many of which are non-agro based. Brick production in brick-kilns, one of such non-agro sectors, depends almost entirely on migrant workers, half the population of which are women. While looking after their family and actively participating in daily household chores tends to be their principal concern, these women are inescapably involved in economic activities for survival, thus, playing prominent roles in decision-making from a social or communitarian perspective. Their autonomy eventually affects the competency of their families and the communities that they live in. Therefore, gender responsive policies are important in order to uplift these women, reinforce their autonomy and, minimize gender disparity.


Undergraduate Research Awards - 2019 Finalist, First-year/Sophomore category.