Nepal asks UAE to refuse visas for women workers

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Nepal has asked the UAE to refuse visas for Nepalese women aged under 30 after a series of reports of alleged abuse in the Gulf country.

The South Asian nation banned young Nepali women from working in the UAE in August 2012, however, they can still apply for visas.

The Nepalese embassy in Abu Dhabi claims its women have been lured to the country with the promise of a job, usually as a domestic helper, but many were then abused, physically, sexually and financially.

In 2011 it lifted a 12-year ban on any Nepalese woman working in Middle Eastern countries.

Countries including Ethiopia, India and Bangladesh, also have implemented similar bans on their women working in the UAE.

Numerous South Asian nations also have moved to stop their nationals from working in other Gulf countries amid reports of abuse, while countries including Saudi Arabia have retaliated by preventing the hiring of certain nationalities as domestic helpers.

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