Protection of Migrant Workers

UN Women and the protection of Female Migrant Workers

Concerns should be raised as the Cambodian government is in the process of lifting the ban on sending Cambodian women as domestic workers to Malaysia and Singapore is the next destination. Thailand has poor records of the protection of migrant workers and the 2015 integration of ASEAN is another reason for biding documents and commitments to the full protection of our labor force, in particular for the full human rights of female migrant workers.

I have been asked to join and I have accepted to take part in

The Asian Inter-Parliamentary Caucus on Labor Migration:
Gender-Responsive Social Protection for Migrant Workers
21-23 November 2013 / Bangkok, Thailand

Migrant Forum in Asia (MFA), Friedrich‐Ebert‐Stiftung (FES), Office for Regional Cooperation in Asia, UN Women and the Committee on Overseas Workers Affairs (COWA) convene the 7th Meeting of the Asian Inter-Parliamentary Caucus on Labor Migration focusing on Gender-Sensitive Strategies for Migrant Workers, on 22-24 November 2013, in Bangkok, Thailand. We are pleased to extend an invitation to you and we hope that you will honor us with your presence at the program.

Since 2007, MFA and network partners, with the support of FES, have been facilitating a parliamentarians program aimed at identifying the role for parliamentarians on the issues of labor migration and migrants’ rights, enhancing participation of MPs in that role, and identifying key issue areas to take on. Past programs were organized in Manila (2007, 2012), Singapore (2008), Thailand (2009), Vietnam (2010), Cambodia (2011) and Manila (2012). More information on this can be found at the following: Parliamentarian Advisory Group TOR (1)


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