Service directory for women migrant workers in the ASEAN region

Authors/editor(s): ILO and UN Women

Effective coordination and referrals are essential to respond to the needs of women migrant workers subject to violence. Safe and Fair has created a regional service directory for this purpose. The service directory enables referrals of women, including women migrant workers survivors of violence, by sharing information on available violence against women (VAW) specialized service providers across the region. The list includes the leading organizations providing support to survivors of violence against women migrant workers in Cambodia, Indonesia, Lao PDR, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand and Viet Nam. Services featured in the directory include the health, police/justice, social, labour sectors and hotlines and shelters, and they are a core set of critical essential services responding to the needs of women migrant workers subject to violence in the ASEAN region.

Safe and Fair: Realizing women migrant workers’ rights and opportunities in the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) region is part of the Spotlight Initiative to eliminate violence against women and girls, a global, multi-year initiative between the European Union (EU) and the United Nations (UN). Safe and Fair is implemented through a partnership between the ILO and UN Women (in collaboration with UNODC) with the overriding objective of ensuring that labour migration is safe and fair for all women in the ASEAN region. More:

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Per language

  • English (Cambodia, Indonesia, Lao PDR, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand and Viet Nam)
  • ភាសាខ្មែរ (ប្រទេសកម្ពុជា, ឥណ្ឌូនេស៊ី, ប្រទេសឡាវ, ប្រទេសម៉ាឡេស៊ី, មីយ៉ាន់ម៉ា, ហ្វីលីពីន, ប្រទេសសិង្ហបុរី, ប្រទេសថៃ, វៀតណាម)
  • Bahasa Indonesia (Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapura)
  • ລາວ (ສປປລາວ, ປະເທດມາເລເຊຍ, ປະເທດໄທ)
  • မြန်မာ (မလေးရှာာ, မြန်မာနိုင်ငံ, စင်ကာပူနိုင်ငံ, ထိုင်းနိုင်ငံ) 
  • Tagalog (Malaysia, Pilipinas, Singapore)
  • Tiếng Việt (Ma-lai-xia, Sing-ga-po, Thái Lan, Việt Nam)
  • ພາສາລາວ

Per country

  • Malaysia (English, ភាសាខ្មែរ, မြန်မာ Bahasa Indonesia, ລາວ, Malay, Tagalog, Tiếng Việt) 
  • Singapore (English,  ភាសាខ្មែរ, မြန်မာ, Bahasa Indonesia, Tagalog, Tiếng Việt)
  • Thailand (English, ภาษาไทย, မြန်မာ, ភាសាខ្មែរ, ລາວ, Tiếng Việt)

Bibliographic information

Geographic coverage: Asia and the Pacific; Lao People’s Democratic Republic; Philippines; Viet Nam; Cambodia; Indonesia; Myanmar; Thailand; Singapore

Subject area(s): Ending violence against women and girls; Economic empowerment; Gender equality and women’s empowerment

Resource type: Manuals/guides

Publication year: 2020