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Migrant worker broker fees ‘exorbitant’: Indonesia

Taipei Times - 1 March 2015 - The biggest problem for Indonesian workers in Taiwan are the “exorbitant” brokerage fees, which are unacceptable, Agency for the Placement and Protection of Indonesian Workers official Agusdin Sabiantoro said on Friday.

Posted by Eliza Marks at Mar 03, 2015 10:36 AM |
Filed under: Taiwan, China
US, Thailand must end scapegoating

Bangkok Post - 2 March 2015 - Every year without fail for over a decade, Thailand has been scolded by the United States for not doing enough to comply with US anti-trafficking and border control policies in its annual Trafficking in Persons report card.

Posted by Eliza Marks at Mar 03, 2015 10:33 AM |
Filed under: Sex work, Human Trafficking
Thai labour market faces dual challenges

The Nation - 28 February 2015 - THAILAND IS facing two challenging factors - greater connectivity of social and economic communities in the world and the emergence of an ageing society - that will actively shape the country's labour market.

Posted by Eliza Marks at Mar 03, 2015 10:09 AM |
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Resources
International Migration and Development: Myths and Facts

The Professor H.A. de S. Gunasekera, Memorial Oration 2014, University of Peradeniya (Sri Lanka), 18 September 2014

Posted by Eliza Marks at Mar 03, 2015 09:56 AM |
Safe migration knowledge, attitudes and practices in Myanmar

This report provides an analysis of safe migration knowledge, attitudes and practices among potential migrants in Myanmar and identifies key areas of work to increase the protection of their rights. Migrant workers make a critical contribution to Myanmar’s economic and social development, however, decades of isolation from the international community and gaps in the policy framework governing labour migration have meant that their situation at places of origin is still inadequately understood. To obtain further information about safe migration knowledge, attitudes and practices, the ILO’s GMS TRIANGLE project partnered with the Myanmar Development Resource Institute’s Centre for Economic and Social Development to conduct a survey of 625 potential migrant workers at three target sites within Myanmar. The pioneering study will be used to shape the design and evaluate the impact of policy measures, capacity building trainings and support services to protect the rights of migrant workers throughout the migration process.

Posted by Eliza Marks at Feb 27, 2015 11:59 AM |
The Vulnerability Report: Human Trafficking in the Greater Mekong Sub-region

The Vulnerability Report: Human Trafficking in the Greater Mekong Sub-region A study of migration-related knowledge and behaviours to inform World Vision’s ‘End Trafficking in Persons’ Program.

Posted by Eliza Marks at Feb 26, 2015 12:00 AM |
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