This research projects looks at the impact of migration on left-behind women and children. The study was conducted in Sarlahi district of Nepal. The research focused on psychosocial effects as well as empowering and disempowering effects of the change. Additionally, the research has also tried to find out if the narratives around disintegration of family, infidelity and elopement of migrant’s wife is true. In regards to children, the research has examined how they perceive their parent’s absence and effect on their academic performance, their socio-emotional development, protection, health and nutrition and their future academic and career aspirations.