COVID-19: Thousands of Nepali migrant workers remain in limbo

Jeevan Baniya

Dr. Jeevan Baniya from the Social Science Baha Research Institute in Kathmandu describes the situation of Nepali migrant workers abroad as one of the main concerns of the country during the coronavirus pandemic. Photo: Jeevan Baniya/onlinekhabar.com

Av: Hanna Geschewski

Hundreds of thousands of Nepali migrant workers are directly affected by the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. To learn more about their precarious situation, FUF Magazine spoke with Dr. Jeevan Baniya, a labour and migration expert from Kathmandu.

1 juni, 2020, Article, Magazine

How Slavery Built the World Cup

Builders at Work. There are close to one million migrant workers in Qatar, mainly from South Asia. The majority work in construction. Photo: WBUR Boston's NPR News Station, Flickr.

Av: Åsa Setterquist och Hanna Geschewski

Many were shocked when FIFA announced their choice for the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar. It is not only a wildcard in international football, but also notorious for the unworthy treatment of its many migrant workers. With only three years left until the first kick-off, not much seems to have improved.

10 april, 2019, Article, English, Magazine

No Space for ‘Otherness’

A hijra

A hijra (term for individuals in South Asia who feel neither male or female) at the annual Transgender Festival in Koovagam, India, in 2017. Photo: Lingeswaran Marimuthukumar, Flickr.

Av: Hanna Geschewski och Lauren Tropeano

What happens if you don’t behave like your gender ‘should’? Examples from Native American, Indian and Iranian cultures highlight that gender is diverse, but that the acknowledgement of gender variance doesn’t necessarily make us inclusive.

10 december, 2018, Article, English, Magazine

The Flip side of Natural Resources: Brief stories from India and Alaska

Indigenous women collecting grass for their cattle in Kathonibari, Kaziranga National Park.
Photo: Eleonora Fanari & Pranab Doley.

Av: Hanna Geschewski och Vittorio Capici

The loss of Indigenous peoples’ natural resource base is often associated with rainforest clearing, dam projects and the mining industry. But it is not always the infamous multinational corporations that drive native peoples from their lands. Two examples from India and Alaska illustrate how public conservation policies and inter-indigenous conflicts threaten communities and identities.

26 oktober, 2018, Article, English, Magazine