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In Singapore and Indonesia, women re-claim rights from religious fundamentalists

Monday, March 27, 2017

The ideologues say men are the bosses of the household and women should just keep it clean and take care of the children. They tell women not go out at night, and not to wear short skirts – if you are sexually assaulted, it is your fault. “Gender equality” is a heresy imposed by Westerners and rogue clerics, they say." In Singapore and... More

For female migrant workers, problems can begin at home

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

From the very outset, Myint's search for work to support her family had to be conducted outside the law. Like thousands before her, the frightened young woman from Myanmar was recruited by a Yangon labor agency in defiance of a temporary ban enacted by the military government in 2014 on domestic workers seeking jobs overseas. With no means to check the reliability of the agency or the two-year contract it offered, she fled her job when she was forced to... More

Domestic worker rights video gets a staggering 15 million views in just one week

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

The International Organization for Migration (IOM - UN Migration Agency) and the United States Agency for International Development's (USAID) video Open Doors: Singapore has become an overnight sensation in Asia. The video, aimed at preventing the exploitation of domestic workers, was viewed more than 15 million times over the past week. Produced by IOM and USAID's innovative counter-trafficking campaign, IOM X, and in partnership with ASEAN and UN Women, Open Doors: Singapore tells the... More

Paving a path towards equality, with greater voice to grass-roots women

Thursday, October 31, 2013

Three new programmes of UN Women’s Fund for Gender Equality seek to give grass-roots women a more active role in government in Nigeria and Georgia and counter cultural arguments to CEDAW in Singapore, Indonesia and Malaysia. More

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