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IDS Working Paper 580

Getting Work: The Role of Labour Intermediaries for Workers in Nepal and the International ‘Adult Entertainment Sector’

Published on 12 December 2022

This IDS Working Paper explores the role of labour intermediaries, their aspirations, and their perceptions about the benefits and costs of facilitating work in the ‘Adult Entertainment Sector’ (‘AES’) and other employment.

Our research objective was to understand these experiences to develop more effective policies and interventions to prevent human trafficking and labour and sex exploitation. Using a victim-centred participatory approach, we interviewed 33 adults who identified themselves or were identified by others as labour intermediaries.

This Working Paper has a companion paper – Labour Trajectories and Aspirations of Nepali ‘Adult Entertainment Sector’ Workers – which builds upon previous research to examine the labour trajectories, and the role of labour intermediaries, for ‘AES’ workers within Nepal and beyond its borders.

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Oosterhoff, P.; Snyder, K. and Sharma, N. (2022) Getting Work: The Role of Labour Intermediaries for Workers in Nepal and the International ‘Adult Entertainment Sector’, IDS Working Paper 580, Brighton: Institute of Development Studies, DOI: 10.19088/IDS.2022.075

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Authors

Pauline Oosterhoff

Research Fellow

Karen Snyder

Anti-human trafficking researcher and evaluator, Snyder Consulting

Neelam Sharma

Chairperson, The Purple Foundation

Publication details

published by
Institute of Development Studies
doi
10.19088/IDS.2022.075
isbn
978-1-80470-072-3
issn
2040-0209
language
English

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