Address: P.O.Box:-7647, House # 39, Chundevi, Chhadke Marg, Ward # 4, Maharajgunj, Kathmandu, Nepal

Welcome to Pourakhi Nepal


POURAKHI is a member based organization. It is governed by its constitution and seven members of the Executive Committee (EC). The Executive Committee is the highest authority to make policy decisions. The Executive committee meeting takes place monthly and is headed by the Chairperson in order to assess the progress and to respond to the updated situation.   Globalization and trade liberation have opened up vistas and opportunities in the international labor market. Moreover, there is an increase in women specific job opportunities internationally. Lack of opportunity within Nepal and growing demand on women to economically support the family, many Nepali women are leaving Nepal to work abroad and have been contributing to the economic prosperity of their families and also in the poverty alleviation of their country.

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News & Events

I believe that “Free Visa Free Ticket” should be implemented very effectively by the Government of Nepal.

- Kundan Gurung

We urge the countries of the origin and employment to lift bans against women migrant Workers because such bans foster smuggling and trafficking .

- Manju Gurung

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  • Mission:

    Proactively work to ensure the rights of women migrant workers in the entire phase of foreign labor migration through the process of information counseling, advocacy and empowerment.

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  • Vision:

    Creating an enabling environment where Nepalese women migrant workers enjoy all their rights.

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  • Hotline Services:

    POURAKHI provides information through Hotline services for its callers, who call after listening POURAKHI radio programme, from all the part of the country on foreign employment.

Historical Background of Pourakhi

In 2003, Dr. Ganesh Gurung, founding Chairperson of the Nepal Institute of Development Studies (NIDS) and former member of the National Planning Commission of Nepal, sought to establish a member based organization to advocate for the rights of women who returned to Nepal after migrating abroad for employment. In order to do so, he sought the assistance of Nepali women who had migrated abroad for employment. The name Pourakhi, which means self-reliant in Nepali, was chosen because it was representative the original vision and mission of the organization.

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