The New York Times, Japan, 10 Feb 2017, Liu Hongmei was fed up with her job at a Shanghai clothing factory, where she worked long hours for little pay.
Focus Taiwan, Taiwan, 12 Feb 2017 - Dozens of migrant workers from the Philippines and Indonesia staged two dancing flash mob shows at Taipei Main Station and a shopping center, dubbed "the Little Philippines," in Taipei on Sunday, in a protest against labor exploitation.
The Nation, Thailand, 6 Feb 2017 - Two reasons made Thailand’s report this year on its efforts to combat human trafficking interesting and laudable.
January edition of the AP Migration Community Update, highlighting news, updates and resources from our network.
Presentation: The 7th ADBI-ADB- OECD-ILO Roundtable on Labour Migration in Asia: Finance and Technology to Increase the Positive Impact of Migration on Home Countries, 18 - 19 January 2017, Manila, the Philippines By Nilim Baruah, Senior Migration Specialist, Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific
This study presents the experiences of women migrant workers in the Thai construction sector and was commissioned to address the knowledge gap on the employment conditions of these workers. The hope of this exploratory study is to pave the way for a broader sectoral assessment of the Thai construction sector. Despite being a vital part of the construction sector, women migrant workers are marginalized within this male-dominated industry. Women work in a precarious working environment with inadequate documentation and where they are not paid or treated equally to men or Thai nationals. This paper identifies specific decent work deficits and gender-specific challenges, and the qualitative findings and centrality of workers’ voices in the study’s design and findings shed crucial light on the experience of migrant women workers in the construction industry.
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