Migrant Women Workers in Southeast Asia Challenges, Programs and Best Practices

Author : Ariana Leon Rabindranath | 2013
Published By: Global Gender Program

Women migrate for various reasons including better economic opportunity. Women and girls moving from rural to urban areas cite limited and unpredictable job opportunities back home as well as the lure of urban life (Population Council, 2013). Typical unskilled work available to these women in the destination sites includes domestic or household help, factory work, agricultural labor, and “entertainer” (which often means, in reality, sex work). Often migrant workers— especially women—are vulnerable to exploitation, physical and sexual abuse, restrictions of reproductive rights and mobility, and stress (IOM 2010).

URL : https://ggp.elliott.gwu.edu/sites/ggp.elliott.gwu.edu/files/downloads/migrant_workers_southeast_asia.pdf

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