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Australia-Asia program to combat trafficking in persons

Phuket Gazette - 27 January 2015 - Thailand’s criminal-justice response to human trafficking received a boost from the Australian government yesterday, as an arrangement to commence the Australia-Asia Program to Combat Trafficking In Persons (AAPTIP) in Thailand was signed at a ceremony in Bangkok.

Posted by Eliza Marks at Jan 28, 2015 10:47 AM |
Filed under: Human Trafficking
Anis Hidayah: A human rights warrior, walking a lonely path

The Jakarta Post - 27 January 2015 - Nearly 20 years ago, Anis Hidayah began her journey as a human rights activist, fighting for Indonesian migrant workers, who are often neglected or ignored by the community and the government.

Posted by Eliza Marks at Jan 28, 2015 10:39 AM |
Hidden workers

Dawn - 27 January 2015 - IN the morning hours when you leave for office you find women, young and middle-aged, sitting in groups at the edges of the streets of several localities in Karachi — North Nazimabad, Gulshan, Garden, PECHS, Clifton — some chatting, a few ruminating, a couple doing needlework.

Posted by Eliza Marks at Jan 28, 2015 10:35 AM |
Filed under: Domestic workers
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The Battle for Decent Work: Labor Migration and Labor Rights in Asia

Posted by Eliza Marks at Jan 26, 2015 10:15 AM |
A Raw Deal: Abuses of Thai Workers in Israel’s Agricultural Sector

Thai agricultural workers in Israel face serious labor rights abuses because Israeli authorities are failing to enforce their own laws, Human Rights Watch said in a report released today. Israeli authorities should take immediate steps to improve its enforcement mechanisms and investigate whether unsatisfactory living and working conditions have contributed to a troubling pattern of deaths among migrant workers from Thailand.

Posted by Eliza Marks at Jan 22, 2015 09:52 AM |
Regulating recruitment of migrant workers: An assessment of complaint mechanisms in Thailand

This report provides the findings of an analysis of the legal framework and the complaint mechanisms for workers with grievances to seek redress - and puts forward recommendations for strengthening the system.

Posted by Eliza Marks at Jan 21, 2015 01:55 PM |
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