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Friday, April 27, 2018

A study on impact of protective policies for Myanmar Migrant Domestic Workers in Thailand and Singapore presented the situation of women migrating to Thailand and Singapore for domestic work in light of the ban, highlighting their realities and risks at each stage of migration. The study was undertaken to identify the national and international legal and policy frameworks relevant to the whole of migration cycle for both the Myanmar-Thailand and Myanmar-Singapore corridors. The report also... More

COUNTRY OVERVIEW: Women and Migration in Bangladesh

Monday, March 19, 2018

Recognizing that female migrant workers face gender-specific challenges and barriers, this Country Overview provides recommendations for policymakers and implementers on how to ensure that these women secure better terms of employment. This report was produced as part of UN Women’s regional project on Empowerment of Women Migrant Workers in South Asia through Implementation of Standard Terms of Employment... More

Towards Safe Migration For Aspiring Women Domestic Workers

Friday, January 19, 2018

India is one of the largest countries of origin, transit and destination for international migrants. A majority of Indian migrants in the Emigration Check Required category go to the Gulf Cooperation Council countries. Over the years, there has been an increasing trend of feminization of migration in the country, with women now accounting for 49 per cent of all migrants from India. Within this framework, domestic work is the largest sector driving international female labour migration. Migrant... More

Safe Migration Booklet for Migrants from Lao PDR

Tuesday, October 3, 2017

There are approximately 300,000 Laotian migrants working in Thailand which accounts for over half of all migrants from Laos PDR globally. Their remittances are responsible for between 25 and 50 percent of the income of rural household in the country. To reduce vulnerability to labour exploitation and human trafficking, information particularly pre-departure should be made available and accessible. Appropriate knowledge and accessibility will empower migrants to make informed choices and... More

Infographics: Will women workers fully benefit from increasing job opportunities and mobility in Southeast Asia?

Thursday, August 10, 2017

This set of infographics explains the current situations of migrant workers and the governance frameworks at national and regional level, providing actionable evidence-based policy recommendations to benefit from women’s labour mobility, provide fair and equitable migration opportunities for women, and enhance regional social and economic development... More

Women Migrant Workers in the Asean Economic Community

Tuesday, July 4, 2017

The ASEAN Economic Community (AEC) was formally established in December 2015. It is expected that the AEC will boost regional economies by 7.1 per cent and create almost 14 million new jobs. Free movement of skilled labour, which takes into account relevant domestic regulations and market demand conditions, is a key component of this regional economic integration agenda. ASEAN main destination countries – Brunei Darussalam, Malaysia and Singapore – have already experienced large... More

Protected or put in harm’s way?

Friday, June 16, 2017

This study includes a policy mapping of restrictions on women’s migration in ASEAN, and looks in detail at two particular policy restrictions: the 2014 Myanmar ban on migration to any country for domestic work, and the 2011 Cambodia ban on migration to Malaysia for domestic work. These policy restrictions were chosen because these countries are in the scope of the ILO TRIANGLE in ASEAN programme and the UN Women project ‘Preventing the Exploitation of Women Migrant Workers in... More

Know Your Rights!

Thursday, May 25, 2017

Are you migrating for work? KNOW YOUR RIGHTS! This pamphlet provides vital information to female migrant workers in Myanmar and abroad. More

Worker, helper, auntie, maid? | Summary

Friday, January 6, 2017

This study is one of the first to focus on the attitudes and behaviour of employers and service providers towards domestic workers. It has been important to combine the broader issues of public attitudes towards domestic workers with the scope of legislative protection and working conditions at individual and household levels. The particular vulnerabilities and challenges associated with this... More

Template on Standard Terms of Employment (STOE) for Women Migrant Domestic Workers

Wednesday, December 21, 2016

Establishing a Standard Terms of Employment (STOE) for women migrant domestic workers is crucial as they are excluded from national labour laws of most countries, both countries of origin and destination. They are doubly vulnerable through their status as migrants and as woman. Furthermore, domestic work takes place in informal, private settings and thus it is very important to formalize domestic work to protect the rights of migrant domestic workers. Countries of origin and destination agree... More

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