Migration, Health and Dignity in South Asia: Lessons from the EMPHASIS Project on Migration, Women’s Empowerment and HIV in Bangladesh, India and Nepal. Walker D, Bohidar N and Devkota P. (2014)

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In essence, the goal of the project was to reduce the vulnerability of mobile populations, particularly women, to HIV infection across selected cross-border zones in India, Bangladesh and Nepal. The core impact populations were Bengali-speaking and Nepalese migrants between the ages of 15 and 49. This report explores the project and the lessons it offers for both implementation and outcomes. It focuses, in particular, on women’s empowerment and safe migration, as these are the two areas that emerged as cross-cutting themes that had a major impact on the agency of women who were, in turn, catalysts for change over the five years of the project.

 

Keywords: HIV, migration, women, migrant workers, cross-border

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