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A fresh look and a fresh start for survivors of human trafficking in Cambodia

Friday, December 14, 2018

Three Cambodian women welcome their first customer of the day to have a seat in the salon chair. Chantrea* gently scrubs her hair, dries it, and styles the locks in long twists. When the next customer enters, Kunthea* provides a manicure, her steady hands painting each nail twice before a clear coat seals the color. Finally, Sokhanya* finishes the treatment with a bit of eye shadow and powder to the customer’s face... More

EU, ILO and UN Women join hands to end violence against women migrant workers in ASEAN/Myanmar

Thursday, August 30, 2018

Today, EU, ILO and UN Women are organizing a national Consultative Dialogue on women migrant workers’ rights and opportunities. The consultation will introduce the new ILO and UN Women “Safe and Fair” Programme to key partners and identify activities which could be undertaken in Myanmar building on the on-going efforts by the Ministry of Labour, Immigration and Population and the Ministry of Social Welfare, Relief and Settlement to promote safe and... More

Portraits of Women Migrant Workers Bring Awareness to Cambodian Youths

Thursday, May 25, 2017

The photo exhibition on Safe Labour Migration for Women on 5 May 2017 at The Mansion. Photo: UN Women/Sreynich Leng “I now understand more about migration since I joined this photo contest. Before, I only knew that migrants sent home remittances. I had never thought deeply about their safety and the challenges they face,” said Sorn Sokkheang, who won second place in the Youth Photo Contest on Safe Labour Migration for Women organised by UN Women Cambodia. The purpose of... More

Creating “happy homes” for domestic workers in Asia Pacific

Tuesday, September 13, 2016

With a demanding employer who expects her to work round-the-clock, it has not been a happy home for Veena* in the past four years. Veena is a 35-year-old live-in domestic worker in a wealthy home in central Bangkok. “I have not seen my family for some months now,” she says. “I get no break, no time off, no weekends...But I hope that the money I send every month helps to settle our debts soon.” Veena, who traveled from her native northeastern province of Yasothon to... More

The Reality for Cambodian Domestic Workers: UN Report Reveals Exposure to Violence

Wednesday, November 11, 2015

UN Women’s report ‘Out behind closed doors’ reveals workers’ exposure to emotional, physical and sexual violence. “Som Tos del Kjom thleng santarakatha nis chea pheasa ang kles”(…….) said Sarah Knibbs from UN Women Cambodia opening the report launch in the traditional Khmer language. The UN Women-initiated study aims to fill the knowledge gaps on domestic work in Cambodia. “Domestic workers make enormous contributions to society. But... More

Lessons from returning women migrant workers

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

In June, more than 250,000 Cambodian migrant workers returned from Thailand over the border at Poipet, responding to the Thai authorities’ crackdown on illegal migrant workers. It is estimated that around 40 per cent of the returnees were women. The mass return of these largely undocumented migrants provided a unique snapshot of the irregular migration of Cambodian women and an insight into the choices being made by these women every day... More

Closing remarks by Gitanjali Singh at the regional workshop on the effective social and economic reintegration of women migrant workers

Friday, August 22, 2014

Closing remarks by Gitanjali Singh, Deputy Representative, UN Women at the UN Women and ILO joint regional workshop on the effective social and economic reintegration of women migrant workers, 19-21 August 2014, Kathmandu, Nepal More

Australia pledges USD 2 million to support campaign protecting women from forced labour in Southeast Asia

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

The Government of Australia has announced that it will be providing USD 2 million towards UN Women’s project to help prevent the abuse and exploitation of women migrant workers in South East Asia, placing the country as a top donor of UN Women Asia and Pacific to support gender equality and women’s advancement. More

Saturday night in Viet Nam, migrant women market workers take the floor

Friday, April 4, 2014

During a three-day visit to Viet Nam, UN Women’s Executive Director visited the Long Bien night market to spotlight the daily challenges faced by migrant women workers. More

Remarks by Gitanjali Singh, Deputy Representative, UN Women Nepal at the launch of Situation Report “Nepali Women in the Middle East”

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Remarks by Gitanjali Singh, Deputy Representative, UN Women Nepal at the launch of Situation Report “Nepali Women in the Middle East”, NRN Global Conference, Session III: Public/Private Partnership for Safe and Dignified Foreign Employment More

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