Safe and Fair: Realizing women migrant workers' rights and opportunities through the SDGs

Women make up almost half of migrants in the ASEAN region. They are largely concentrated in informal, low paid labour including in agriculture, manufacturing, domestic work, construction and entertainment. Irregular migrants and migrant domestic workers are at particular risk of violence, forced labour and trafficking due to their status and isolation. The Sustainable Development Goals 5 (Gender Equality), 8 (Decent Work and Economic Growth), 10 (Reduced Inequality) and 16 (Peace, Justice and Strong Institutes) aim to address problems facing women migrant workers. This brief analyzed how ensuring safe and migration for women migrant workers can contribute to achieving the SDG goals and how the Safe and Fair Programme will respond to the issue.

Safe and Fair: Realizing women migrant workers' rights and opportunities through the SDGs

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Bibliographic information

Geographic coverage: Asia and the Pacific; Myanmar

Subject area(s): Ending violence against women and girls; Migration; Migrant workers

Resource type: Briefs

Publication year: 2018

Number of pages: 4