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 ILO: ASEAN TRIANGLE Project (ATP), Newsletter, Issue 5, May 2015

ILO: ASEAN TRIANGLE Project (ATP), Newsletter, Issue 5, May 2015

Funded by the Canadian Department of Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development (DFATD), the Tripartite Action for the Protection and Promotion of the Rights of Migrant Workers in the ASEAN Region (ASEAN TRIANGLE Project: ATP) is a five-year project that aims to promote and protect the rights of migrant workers.

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Be informed! Your ticket to decent work and safe migration : a catalogue of selected services for health professionals, skilled and other migrants

Be informed! Your ticket to decent work and safe migration : a catalogue of selected services for health professionals, skilled and other migrants

This directory of services to health professionals and skilled workers contains basic information about the various phases of the migration journey: predeparture, on-site and return to the Philippines. It is intended for Filipino health professionals and other skilled workers who are considering taking up employment overseas. It seeks to empower health workers to make informed decisions. For anyone considering migration, accessing the right information at the right time is the best way to remain in control of the migration experience and a guarantee for a positive migration experience.

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Decent work for women: an infographic for International Workers' Day 2015

Decent work for women: an infographic for International Workers' Day 2015

Drawing on data from the recently released UN Women flagship report "Progress of the World's Women 2015-2016: Transforming economies, realizing rights", this infographic provides a vision for women's right to work, and rights at work.

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ILMS Database for ASEAN Fact Sheet

ILMS Database for ASEAN Fact Sheet

Fact sheet on the ASEAN TRIANGLE Project-developed International Labour Migration Statistics Database for ASEAN

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Migrant Smuggling in Asia: Current Trends and Related Challenges

Migrant Smuggling in Asia: Current Trends and Related Challenges

The report Migrant Smuggling in Asia: Current Trends and Related Challenges analyses the smuggling of migrants in 28 states from the Middle East to the Pacific and finds that criminal networks are creatively exploiting gaps between demand and regular migration, with smuggling fees to get to some destinations now reported as high as USD $50,000. The report also stresses that a significant number of migrants use smugglers to cross borders in order to seek a better life, but end up in human trafficking situations. Far away from home and working illegally, smuggled migrants have little ability to assert basic rights and become vulnerable to abuse, trafficking and exploitation.

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ILO Data Initiative on Modern Slavery

ILO Data Initiative on Modern Slavery

Multi-stakeholders process initiated by the ILO to harmonize data collection worldwide and generate better prevalence data.

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Progress Of The World's Women 2015-2016: Transforming Economies, Realizing Rights

Progress Of The World's Women 2015-2016: Transforming Economies, Realizing Rights

Twenty years after the landmark Fourth World Conference on Women in Beijing, and at a time when the global community is defining the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) for the post-2015 era, the global consensus on the need to achieve gender equality seems stronger than ever before. Empowering women and girls is among the goals aspired to by all, from grassroots organizations, trade unions and corporations, to Member States and intergovernmental bodies. But how far has this consensus been translated into tangible progress on the ground, and what more is needed to bridge the gaps between rhetoric and reality?

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Migration experiences of Lao workers  deported from Thailand in 2013

Migration experiences of Lao workers deported from Thailand in 2013

"Migration experiences of Lao workers deported from Thailand in 2013" draws on a data set collected at the Wang Tao–Chong Mek border crossing in 2013 involving 128 deportees. Frequent comparisons are made with the results of the Cambodia report above, where possible.

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Migration experiences of Cambodian workers deported from Thailand in 2009, 2010 & 2012

Migration experiences of Cambodian workers deported from Thailand in 2009, 2010 & 2012

"Migration experiences of Cambodian workers deported from Thailand in 2009, 2010 & 2012" draws on three data sets collected in 2009, 2010 and 2012, and thereby allows for the analysis of trends over time in the migration experiences of Cambodian workers deported from Thailand, including potential cases of human trafficking.

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Fifteen Years of the UN Trafficking Protocol

Fifteen Years of the UN Trafficking Protocol

Anti-Trafficking Review, No 4 (2015): Fifteen Years of the UN Trafficking Protocol. 2015 marks the 15th anniversary of the UN Protocol to Prevent, Suppress, and Punish Trafficking in Persons, Especially Women and Children. Is this a time to celebrate progress or has the Protocol caused more problems than it has solved? What changes are taking place on the ground, after 15 years of building anti-trafficking into government, NGO and INGO programming? How do those who negotiated the Protocol view it now? What aspects of the Protocol’s definition of trafficking continue to be problematic or controversial? As well as reviewing legal frameworks around trafficking and related human rights abuses, this issue examines how the Protocol can be more useful in the decades ahead to people who are trafficked, as well as to women, migrants and workers who are also affected by anti-trafficking policy.

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Migration and Development Brief #24

Migration and Development Brief #24

Migration and Remittances: Recent Developments and Outlook. Special Topic: Financing for Development

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Sri Lanka Bureau of Foreign Employment - Safe Labour Migration Information Guide

Sri Lanka Bureau of Foreign Employment - Safe Labour Migration Information Guide

This safe migration information guide was developed as a result of requests received during the implementation of the Phase 1 of the “Promoting decent work through good governance, protection and empowerment of migrant workers: Ensuring the effective implementation of the Sri Lanka National Labour Migration Policy”. There was a need for accurate and upto-date information regarding the various aspects in the different stages of labour migration to be available at local levels for sharing by government officers.

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Fair recruitment initiative

Fair recruitment initiative

The International Labour Organization (ILO) has launched a global “Fair Recruitment Initiative” (ILO-FAIR) to: - help prevent human trafficking - protect the rights of workers, including migrant workers, from abusive and fraudulent practices during the recruitment and placement process - reduce the cost of labour migration and enhance development gains This multi-stakeholder initiative is based on the below four-pronged approach, which puts social dialogue at the centre, and is implemented in close collaboration with governments, representative employers’ and workers’ organizations, the private sector and other key partners.

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Financial planner for ASEAN migrant workers

Financial planner for ASEAN migrant workers

This Financial Planner was prepared by Atikha Overseas Workers and Communities Initiative. Technical guidance and comments were provided by the ILO. This planner was developed upon the initiative and support of the ILO ASEAN TRIANGLE Project: Tripartite Action for the Protection and Promotion of the Rights of Migrant Workers through the funding of the Canadian Government. It is supplemented by a Financial Education Course for ASEAN Migrant Workers: Guide for Trainers

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Women’s Labour Migration from Asia and the Pacific: Opportunities and Challenges

Women’s Labour Migration from Asia and the Pacific: Opportunities and Challenges

This Issue Brief, one in a series by MPI and the International Organization for Migration, looks at the trends and patterns in female labor migration in the Asia-Pacific region as well as the key policy challenges relating to female migration that governments in the region face. It also examines the significant financial and social impacts of female migrant workers and recommends best practices for policymakers looking to capitalize on these gains while supporting the rights and welfare of migrant women and their families.

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Financial education course for ASEAN migrant workers: Guide for trainers

Financial education course for ASEAN migrant workers: Guide for trainers

The Financial Education Course for ASEAN Migrant Workers is designed to be conducted with migrants from the ASEAN region working in Malaysia, Singapore and Thailand. The course is targeted at low-skilled and semi-skilled migrant workers. It is designed to be conducted in 20 hours. It is supplemented by a Financial Planner for ASEAN migrant workers.

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Realizing a Fair Migration Agenda: Labour Flows between Asia and Arab States - Summary Report

Summary Report of the Interregional Experts’ Meeting, 3-4 December 2014, Kathmandu, Nepal

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Realizing a Fair Migration Agenda: Labour flows between Asia and Arab States - Background Paper

Background Paper for discussion at ILO interregional experts’ meeting, 3-4 December 2014, Kathmandu, Nepal

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Nauru - Trainers’ Guide on Delivering Participatory Pre-Departure Training

Nauru - Trainers’ Guide on Delivering Participatory Pre-Departure Training

This Training of Trainers Guide is intended to provide in-depth information to trainers delivering pre-departure training on how to organize and conduct interactive training for seasonal workers. To achieve sustained behavioural change, this training guide was based on a learner-centred approach called ‘participatory training methodology’. The learning sessions are active and engage participants in activities and exercises which include opportunities for self-development as well as team building. This training manual contains three parts: Part 1. Introduction and training preparation introduces the structure and content of the manual. It provides tips on how to use participatory training techniques and conduct training. It gives guidance on the design, planning and organization of training. Part 2 Background Information for Trainers which provides key content on seasonal worker programs that Nauru participates in Part 3 Teaching modules which consist of the four modules: 1. Introduction 2. Income and Budgeting 3. Life in Australia 4. You’re Ready to Go!

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Travel Smart – Work Smart: Pre-Departure Manual for Nauru Seasonal Workers in Australia

Travel Smart – Work Smart: Pre-Departure Manual for Nauru Seasonal Workers in Australia

This Pre-departure handbook for Seasonal Workers provides workers that have been selected to take part in the seasonal worker program with key information about: - Budgeting and Saving - Legal rights and obligations - Staying healthy and safe

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