Nepalese Migration and Labour Exploitation in Portugal
United Nations Office on Drugs and Crimes
Lisbon, Portugal – On October 12, 2018, Joana Wrabetz, GLO.ACT’s Policy Advisor participated in an International Seminar titled “Migration and Labour Exploitation of the Nepalese in agriculture in Portugal” at the invitation of UNIAUDAX – Entrepreneurship Center of the University Institute of Lisbon (ISCTE-IUL). The seminar was part of a project titled ” Immigration and Labor Exploitation, Nepalese in agriculture in Portugal“, funded by the Fund Asylum, Migration and Integration (FAMI), of the European Commission.
This project has two main objectives: first, to develop and conduct field research to collect primary data; second, to contribute to prevent and fight against labour exploitation of Nepalese citizens in Portuguese farms.
The research conducts in-depth analyzes of Nepalese workers profiles related to their migratory experiences from Nepal to Portuguese redberry farms, and addresses the workers’ motivations and expectations, decision-making processes and typical strategies used in their families, co-ethnic and co-national networks and the related phenomena of forced labor in Portugal.
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