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Rehabilitation package not enough, say freed Haliyas (ht 05/10/2017), Not enough: The freed Haliyas lament that the government assistance for their rehabilitation is inadequate to buy a piece of land for building a modest home (ht 06/10/2017)

Freed Kamlaris turning into career women after liberation, by Kamal Panthi (kp 04/10/2017)

Former Kamlaris in Bardiya receive ID cards, by Kamal Panthi (kp 02/09/2017)

Budget for Kamaiya rehabilitation frozen (ht 03/08/2017)

Budget for freed Kamaiyas frozen (kp 24/07/2017)

Many freed Kamaiyas yet to be rehabilitated, by Kamal Panthi (kp 17/07/2017)

Ex-Kamaiyas unable to earn their own lands, by Thakur Singh Tharu and Kamal Panthi (kp 14/07/2017)

Undocumented, domestic helps mired in low wages, exploitation, by Samipa Khanal (kp 18/06/2017), Domestic helps seeking better pay, protection (ht 22/06/2017)

Modern-day domestic slaves: The practice of Kamalari was outlawed 10 years ago, but the traditional system of bonded labour still exists in other forms, by Shreejana Shrestha (nt 16/06/2017)

Fund for rehabilitation of Haliyas (ht 10/05/2017)

Freed from bondage, ready to vote: Seventeen years after emancipation, many ex-kamaiyas prepare to vote in local elections for the first time, by Peter Gill (The Record 08/05/2017)

ILO launches project to combat forced labor (rep 14/02/2017) [see ILO brochure on project], End forced labour: The government should take the predicament of the bonded labourers seriously and provide them with land and also landownership certificates which most of them lack (ht 15/02/2017)

Aftermath of liberation: The story of bonded labourers after attaining freedom is proving to be troublesome, by Narayan P. Bhattarai (kp 13/02/2017)

27 Kamlaris missing for over a decade: Despite unsatisfactory statement, 'masters' left untroubled, by Devendra Basnet (rep 15/12/2016)

Rs500k demanded for rehab of each freed Kamaiya family (kp 10/09/2016)

Haliya liberation limited to paper (ht 07/09/2016), Liberation added to our historical woes: Ex-haliyas, by Krishna Oli (rep 07/09/2016), Budget for freed Haliyas freezes (ht 08/09/2016)

2,000 freed Kamaiyas still waiting for resettlement, by Kamal Panthi (kp 10/07/2016)

Former Kamlaris demand ID cards: The demand pressed by former indentured girl child labourers is in line with the nine-point agreement signed three years ago (kp 31/05/2016), Still indentured: In this day and age, there should be no place for bonded labour (kp 01/06/2016)

A small loan makes a Kamlari's dreams come true, by Yogesh Rawal (rep 22/03/2016)

Freed Kamlaris pursue self-employment, by Thakur Singh Tharu (kp 11/03/2016)

From a bonded labor to an inspiring entrepreneur, by Dilbahadur Chhatyal (rep 08/03/2016)

Ex-Kamlari students cry for medical care: A majority of girls say they have been wearing the school uniform while staying at hostel, by Durgalal KC (kp 07/02/2016)

Two freed Kamlaris climb rungs on academic ladder, by Durgalal KC (kp 24/01/2016)

Young Tharu girls receive bicycles, by Durgalal KC (kp 13/01/2016)

Former Kamlari girls lack warm clothes for winter, by Bhawani Bhatta (kp 24/12/2015)

Freed Haliyas not listed in official records (ht 24/12/2015)

Freed kamlaris becoming self-dependent (ht 22/12/2015)

Freed tillers get new houses as part of govt rehabilitation plan (ht 19/09/2015)

Freed tillers not satisfied with govt rehab package, by Tekendra Deuba (ht 13/09/2015)

Govt fails to resettle freed haliyas (ht 19/08/2015)

Rajbhandari to 'raise bonded labour issue’: Report says approximately 30,000 children and 143,000 adults are still subjected to different kinds of forced labour in Nepal (kp 28/07/2015)

Ex-Kamaiyas await resettlement, by Kamal Panthi (kp 19/07/2015)

Freed Kamlaris faced with hard choices, by Devendra Basnet (kp 11/07/2015)

Haliya rehabilitation moving at snail’s pace (ht 26/06/2015)

Dadeldhura begins rehabilitation of freed Haliyas (ht 20/06/2015)

Freed Kamaiyas reclaim their land after 14 years, by Kamal Panthi (kp 15/06/2015)

Freed Haliya resettlement process begins (ht 27/01/2015)

Freed haliya women facing numerous health problems (ht 22/01/2015)

Freed Kamlaris celebrate Maghi, by Durga Lal KC (kp 15/01/2015)

Freed Kamaiyas face reintegration challenges, by Kamal Panthi (kp 08/01/2015)

Ex-Kamlaris building ‘a better world’: The needy Kamlaris can now avail loans worth Rs 10,000 to Rs 300,000 once their business plan is approved, by Durgalal KC (kp 28/12/2014)

18,000 ex-Haliyas await rehabilitation (kp 22/12/2014), Freed haliyas feel neglected by the state (ht 25/12/2014)

Ex-Kamlari girls go hungry as school lands in financial row, by Durga Lal KC (kp 21/12/2014)

Tech courses help ex-Kamlaris become financially independent, by Durga Lal KC (kp 04/12/2014)

Nepal ranks 20th in modern day slavery index (kp 24/11/2014) [See 2014 Global Slavery Index], Much to do: The ongoing Saarc Summit is an ideal venue for Nepal to collaborate on fighting slavery (kp 26/11/2014), Teach to fight trafficking: #TaughtNotTrafficked campaign aims to raise awareness about trafficking by improving education in rural schools, by Stéphane Huët (nt 28/11/2014)

Freed haliyas return to their erstwhile masters (ht 19/11/2014), Government support is not enough for resettlement, say ex-Haliyas, by Chahana Sigdel and DR Panta (kp 20/11/2014)

Ex-Kamaiyas still await rehabilitation, by Kamal Panthi (kp 30/10/2014)

Freed Haliyas making good income from banana farming (rep 26/10/2014)

No cheer for Haliyas during festival time, by Dinesh Shrestha (ht 01/10/2014)

Ex-Kamlaries striding toward independence in Banke, by Arjun Oli (rep 16/09/2014)

Between the devil and the high mountains, by Barun Paneru (rep 05/09/2014), Plight of the "Freed Haliyas", by Krishna Bahadur Bhattachan (rep 05/09/2014), Freed Haliyas demand rehabilitation, jobs, by Arjun Shah (kp 06/09/2014), Freed Haliyas say emancipation limited to paper only: Still forced to work as indentured labourers, by Prakash Singh (ht 07/09/2014)

High-tension cables pose threat to ex-Haliyas’ houses, by Bhawani Bhatta (kp 30/08/2014)

Emancipated but not yet integrated, by Chahana Sigdel (kp 23/08/2014)

6,000 children of ex-Haliya in far west not in school, by Barun Paneru (rep 13/08/2014)

Ex-Kamaiyas, Kamlaris warn of street protests (kp 08/08/2014)

Kanchanpur parties vow to resettle haliyas (ht 29/07/2014)

Haliyas seek long-term rehabilitation programme (ht 24/07/2014)

Freed Kamaiyas serve 15-day ultimatum, warn of protests (ht 17/07/2014), 14 yrs on, not much changes for Kamaiyas, by Chahana Sigdel (kp 19/07/2014), Lawmakers say government has failed to do anything (ht 19/07/2014), 13 years on, freed Kamaiyas await proper resettlement, by Dil Bahadur Chantyal (rep 19/07/2014), 1,600 free Kamaiyas yet to be rehabilitated (nn 19/07/2014), Homeless, again, by Bikram Giri (rep 25/07/2014), Freed from bonded labor but bonded to new problems, by Dil Bahadur Chhatyal (rep 25/07/2014)

Haliya families at high risk of landslide (ht 13/07/2014)

Kids of freed haliyas remain deprived of school education (ht 02/07/2014)

Govt urged to trace missing Kamlaris (kp 29/06/2014)

Freed Haliyas serve 15-day ultimatum to govt to fulfil demands (ht 19/06/2014)

Haliya tradition lingers on in Dadeldhura, by DR Panta (kp 15/06/2014)

aliya kids deprived of education in Bajura (ht 28/05/2014)

Ex-Kamaiyas returning to landlords: Locals say 40 of the 90 former Kamaiya families  rehabilitated at Ramnagar in Bardiya district have returned to their former landlords in the past three years, by Kamal Panthi (kp 05/05/2014)

Ex-Kamlaris ask govt to address their demands (kp 28/04/2014)

Ex-Kamlaris warn of protest: Say the government is  yet to implement an greement reached in June last year, by Chitranga Thapa and Gurgalal K.C. (kp 23/04/2014)

Families want info on missing Kamlaris, by Thakur Singh Tharu (kp 03/04/2014)

Ex-Kamaiyas languish in forestland fraught with peril, by Nirmal Ghimire (rep 03/04/2014)

Kamlari system still not out, by Mohan Budhair (kp 01/04/2014), 59 Kamlaris yet to be freed from Kanchanpur, by Bhawani Bhatta (kp 04/04/2014)

Govt resettles 24,812 freed Kamaiyas so far (nn 30/03/2014)

SLC exams prove dream come true for ex-Kamalari, by Devendra Basnet (rep 25/03/2014)

New skills make ex-Kamlaris self-reliant, by Durga Lal KC (kp 23/03/2014)

Ex-Kamlaris pursue technical  edu for job, self-employment, by Durga Lal KC (kp 20/03/2014)

Ex-Kamlari freed as domestic help, by Thakur Singh Tharu (kp 05/03/2014)

Ex-Kamlari pupils cry for govt funds (kp 22/02/2014)

Ex-Kamlari freed after 15 years, by Thakur Singh Tharu (kp 15/02/2014)

Ex-Kamalri struggles to manage college fee, by Nirmal Ghimire (rep 09/02/2014)

Domestic help gets burns at employer’s, by Durgalal KC (kp 03/02/2014)

Justice continues to be elusive for kamlaris (ht 28/01/2014)

Education still a distant dream for ex- Kamlaris, by Devendra Basnet (rep 23/01/2014)

Kamlari tradition continues despite govt ban: Rights group, by Thakur Singh Tharu (kp 16/01/2014), Kamlari tradition abolished, but slavery continues, by Dil Bahadure Chahantyal (rep 16/01/2014), Sold into slavery: That the Kamlari practice continues to this day is a shameful disgrace (kp 17/01/2014)

Ensure our education, say Kamlaris, by Thakur Singh Tharu (kp 11/01/2014)

Process begins to purchase land for freed Kamaiyas, by Kamal Panthi (kp 08/01/2014)

Govt promises elude ex-Kamlaris, by Weena Pun (kp 05/01/2014)

Kamlaris are still exploited: Activists, by Durgalal KC (kp 02/01/2014)

For kamalaris, the battle for justice is far from over, by Arjun Poudel (rep 30/12/2013)

The land of Nepal's 'slave girls' (Shanghai Daily 29/12/2013)

Faulty data dims prospect of Haliya rehabilitation, by Bikram Giri (rep 26/12/2013), Five years on, emancipated Haliyas not faring any better (ht 28/12/2013), Ex-Haliyas’ lives getting worse: Rights activists, by DR Panta (kp 29/12/2013)

Freed Haliya couple await govt support: Many others yet to be rehabilitated despite liberation (ht 22/12/2013)

Nepal’s Last Remaining Slave Girls Wait for Their Freedom: Despite the best efforts of NGOs, around 500 slave girls remain in Nepal — and next month a concerted effort is being made to trace and rescue them, by Charlie Campbell (Time 12/12/2013)

Kamalari system continues in western districts, by Bikram Giri (rep 05/12/2013), Govt abolishes it, slavery continues, by Weena Pun (kp 11/12/2013), Rights activists to raid homes for rescuing Kamlaris (rep 11/12/2013)

Ex-Kamlaris warn of stern protest (kp 04/12/2013)

Ex-Kamaiyas want dev (kp 14/11/2013)

New beginnings, by Durga Lal L.C. (kp 05/10/2013)

Kamlaris: Born to work, by Subina Shrestha (rep 27/09/2013)

Freed Kamaiyas seek promises from parties (kp 16/09/2013), Back to bondage: Long-term strategies can help former bonded labourers transition to society (kp 16/09/2013)

Five years on, Haliyas still in lurch, by Dil Bahadur Chhatyal (rep 06/09/2013), Freed Haliyas cry for rehabilitation: Say government officials, NGOs work for their vested interests, by DR Panta (kp 15/09/2013)

NGO 'misuses' Haliya funds, by Barun Paneru (rep 28/08/2013)

Four Kamlaris rescued in two days, by Weena Pun (kp 18/08/2013), 512 Kamalaries yet to be rescued as Rs 250 m gets spent for free Kamalari campaign (nn 18/08/2013)

Amendment to Kamlari education guidelines stalled, by Weena Pun (kp 10/08/2013), Talks on Kamlari Edu Guidelines inconclusive, by Weena Pun (kp 19/08/2013)

Kamlari probe report ‘unlikely’ within the set deadline, by Weena Pun (kp 06/08/2013)

500 Kamlaris are still held captive by top police and the powerful, interview with Som Paneru (kp 05/08/2013)

Ex-Kamaiyas demand proper rehabilitation (kp 23/07/2013)

Govt officially abolishes Kamlari practice, by Weena Pun (kp 19/07/2013) [The same happened with the Kamaiyas in 2000 under PM Girija Prasad Koirala and then they were left alone!]

Freed Kamaiyas await resettlement, by Ganesh Chaudhary (kp 18/07/2013)

Former Kamlaris warn fresh unrest: Ask govt to implement deal within mid-July, by Weena Pun (kp 24/06/2013), Mums of 2 dead Kamlaris get compensation sums: One rues probe team did not talk to her while preparing report, by Weena Pun (kp 15/07/2013)

Comrades no more: One expected the Maoists parties to abhor the continued existence of the Kamlari system, but both remained inexplicably mute, by Deepak Thapa (kp 20/06/2013)

State not there for poor and oppressed, interview with Shanta Chaudhary (rep 12/06/2013)

Clutching at strands of straw, by C.K. Lal (rep 07/06/2013)

Freed haliyas return to former masters (ht 07/06/2013)

Breaking barriers: Bonded laborers, by Michael Rosenkrantz (rep 06/06/2013)

Sit-in at Ratnapark seeking justice in kamalari atrocities, by Weena Pun (kp 29/05/2013), Kamlaris stock up for city-centered protest, by Devendra Basnet (rep 01/06/2013), 8 former Kamalaris hurt in lathicharge (kp 03/02/2013), 50 former Kamlaris held, by Durgalal KC (kp 04/06/2013) [???], Cops intervene in kamlari agitation: Protesters had demanded probe into murders and sexual abuse (ht 04/06/2013), Kamlaris seek talks with ministers (kp 04/06/2013), Govt panel to placate kamlaris (ht 04/06/2013), Terai region hit hard by day-long bandh imposed by Kamlharis (nn 04/06/2013), Govt-Kamlari dialogue inconclusive, by Weena Pun (kp 05/06/2013), Freed kamlaris stage rally in Capital city (ht 05/06/2013), War cry: Kamlari protests (rep 05/06/2013), Govt panel to probe ex-Kamlari’s death, by Weena Pun (kp 06/06/2013), No progress in kamlari talks: Protesters in no mood to give continuity to discussions (ht 06/06/2013), Govt-Kamlari talks ‘positive’ (kp 07/06/2013), Accord still elusive in kamlari negotiations (ht 07/06/2013), Banda continues in western Tarai (kp 07/06/2013), Govt, Kamlaris ink deal; protests end, by Weena Pun (kp 08/06/2013), Govt to address ex-kamlaris’ demands (ht 08/06/2013), This Third Blunder, by Nandalal Tiwari (rn 10/06/2013)

Modern-day slavery: A final push is needed to wipe out the Kamlari system of selling girls into servitude, by Anjita Parajuli (kp 17/05/2013)

Abolishing Kamlari practice still miles to go, by Kamal Pariyar (rep 03/05/2013), Still in chains: Kamalaris across Nepal (rep 04/05/2013)

Kamlaris in Capital city in quest of justice (ht 29/04/2013)

Kamlaris missing for years, families rue police apathy, by Kamal Panthi (kp 27/04/2013)

Forest cleared to settle Kamaiyas, by Kamal Panthi (kp 25/04/2013)

Pedals and possibilities, by Durgalal K.C. (kp 02/03/2013)

Prosperity, Kamaiya shows how to gain, by Kamal Panthi (kp 28/02/2013)

6 Kamlaris rescued from houses, hotels (kp 20/02/2013)

Freed Kamlaris prepare for SLC, by Kamal Panthi (kp 15/02/2013)

Forest users protest govt move to resettle freed Kamaiyas, by Kamal Panthi (kp 01/02/2013)

150 Kamlaris freed (kp 06/01/2016)

Freed farm labourers warn of agitation (ht 16/12/2012)

The wait for deliverance, by Bhadra Sharma (kp 08/12/2012)

Freed Haliyas’ declaration (ht 30/11/2012)

Children of freed Kamaiyas deprived of education (nn 15/11/2012)

Two Kamlaris to attend UN meets (kp 06/10/2012)

Haliyas picket DAO in Bajura (ht 11/08/2012)

Breaking new grounds, by Samjhana Poudel (nt 03/08/2012)

Decade on, freed-bonded laborers still living in penury, by Rudra Khadka (rep 18/07/2012), Whither freedom? Plight of ex-Kamaiyas (rep 19/07/2012)

Nepal's 'kamlari' girls break the bonds of slavery (rep 09/07/2012), More than 1000 'kamlari' girls still working for Kathmandu's influential families including high-ranking Communist leaders, lawyers, police, journalists (nn 10/07/2012)

From rags to riches: Story of a freed Kamaiya, by Mohan Budhair (kp 26/06/2012)

Then and now (kp 09/06/2012)

Lessons for life, by Shreya Thapa (kp 26/05/2012)

Not a single freed-haliya found in Jajarkot, by Janak KC (kp 01/04/2012)

12 yrs on, freed Kamaiyas await rehabilitation (kp 16/03/2012)

100 years of servitude: The Tharu girls have borne the worst of modern state (kp 13/01/2012)

From Protocol to Practice:
A Bridge to Global Action on Forced Labour
(The Bridge Project)
, by ILO Country Office for Nepal

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