Review of Laws, Policies and Regulations Governing Labour Migration in Asian and Arab States: A Gender and Rights Based Perspective

This publication is meant to serve as a ready reference on the country-specific legal protections that exist for women migrant workers in source and destination countries in the programmeme countries of UN Women’s Asia & Arab States Regional programmeme on Empowering Women Migrant Workers in Bangladesh, Cambodia, India, Indonesia, Jordan, Lao PDR, Nepal, Philippines. In addition, destination countries and territories such as Bahrain, Hong Kong SAR, UAE, Singapore and Thailand were included.

This publication endeavors to compile existing legal provisions for departing and returning migrants in countries of origin and measures for access to justice for women migrant workers in destination countries. Evidence and/or information on the implementation status of the existing laws were included as far as current data and information would allow.

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Languages available: English

Bibliographic information

Geographic coverage: Asia and the Pacific

Subject area(s): Human rights–based approach; Migration

Resource type: Position papers

Publication year: 2013

Number of pages: 358

ISBN/ISSN: 978-974-680-337-3

Publishing entities: United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women (UN Women)