Dr Meena Poudel

I am a Nepalese social researcher and practitioner, have a long and committed history of development works and feminist activism on issues affecting lives of socially excluded and politically marginalised social groups in Nepal and other parts of Asia with various national and international organizations, NGOs and women’s rights networks. In recent years I am engaged more on researching various aspects of lives of women vulnerable to and experienced trafficking and unregulated migration that includes understanding contexts and processes of construction of social rejection of Nepalese trafficked women on their return, exploring desirable livelihoods options in post trafficking situations.

In addition to these areas, my future research interest would also include in exploring possible social and economic impacts of remittances in the lives of women generated from male labour migration in rural areas of Nepal.

Meena is currently Policy and Programme Advisor at the IOM Mission Nepal.