many as 262 Nepalese women, from the midwestern districts of the Nepal, who left the country to seek employment in foreign countries, have gone missing or are out of contact since last year. The number of missing women is based on the applications filed by their families. With the increase in women going abroad for employment, the incidents of their disappearance have also increased.
In most applications, the families requested to search for women and children who left for India and the Gulf countries. There is no proper or accurate address of the missing persons as many of them go abroad through illegal channels. It is feared that these women and children can be victim of labor and sexual exploitation. However, despite such cases, the trend among women to go abroad for jobs has not decreased.