Labour migration resources

  1. Launching ceremony of the report on the state of peasants rights in Sindh 2015

    The ILO is supporting the launching of book titled ‘Report on State of Peasants Rights in Sindh’. Harri Welfare Association has published the book that contains the evolution of harri struggle and the related legal developments that have taken place so far. This is a move forward towards promoting peaceful movements and the struggles for peasants and farm workers’ rights in Sindh.

  2. Workshop on Enhance the Cooperation between the Labour Sector and Law Enforcement in Identification, Support, and Protection of Victims of Trafficking in International Labour Migration

  3. The Consultation on Gender Equality and Women Empowerment

    This consultation with partners in Vietnam will shape the project at national and regional levels. Discussion will take stock of challenges to supporting women's migration and discuss how three core priorities for the project could take shape in Vietnam: promotion of migrant women’s economic empowerment, ending of violence against migrant women, and promoting migrant women’s voice in decision making and leadership roles.

  4. Pakistan’s first Migrant Resource Centre inaugurated in Islamabad

    12 April 2016

    The momentous occasion of the official opening of the Pakistan’s first ever Migrant Resource Centre (MRC), was held on the 12th of April 2016 in the presence of the representatives from government departments, civil society, INGOs, NGOs and media. Ministry of Overseas Pakistanis and Human Resource Development has established this centre in collaboration with the ILO, EU and ICMPD.

  5. TRIANGLE II Quarterly Briefing Note: Viet Nam (January - March 2016)

    11 April 2016

    Since the inception of the doi moi economic reforms in the 1980s, Viet Nam’s national socio-economic development plans have included labour migration as a mechanism to increase employment and reduce poverty. There are approximately 520,000 Vietnamese migrants currently working overseas, most of whom are young men and women from rural areas who obtain low-skilled employment in manufacturing, construction, fishing, agriculture, domestic work and other service industries.

  6. TRIANGLE II Quarterly Briefing Note: Thailand (January - March 2016)

    11 April 2016

    For the last two decades, Thailand has been a key destination for migrant workers from neighbouring countries, and increasingly from further afield in the ASEAN region. Estimates suggest that there are currently 3.5 million migrants working in Thailand, comprising approximately nine per cent of country’s labour force. These migrants are predominately employed in low-skilled jobs in fishing, agriculture, construction, manufacturing, domestic work and other services, with the comparatively higher wages offered the main pull factor.

  7. TRIANGLE II Quarterly Briefing Note: Malaysia (January - March 2016)

    11 April 2016

    Although population growth has remained relatively high in Malaysia, its rapidly expanding economy, increasing urbanization and relatively low-level of labour force participation among women continue to create a major demand for migrant workers. Most estimates suggest that there are 3–4 million migrants currently employed in Malaysia, which would constitute approximately 20–30 per cent of the country’s workforce.

  8. TRIANGLE II Quarterly Briefing Note: Myanmar (January - March 2016)

    11 April 2016

    Labour migration has long been a livelihood strategy for people of Myanmar; through migrating internally and internationally, the families and home communities of migrants have been able to survive periods of severe hardship and economic stagnation. From a recent study conducted by the ILO, the prime motivation for migrants departing from Myanmar was the promise of higher wages (as reported by 50 per cent of respondents) but unemployment and underemployment were also important considerations

  9. TRIANGLE II Quarterly Briefing Note: Lao PDR (January - March 2016)

    11 April 2016

    While economic growth and especially foreign direct investment in Lao People’s Democratic Republic has been increasing, poverty reduction has been slower than other ASEAN Members states. GDP growth has averaged seven per cent over the past decade, largely based on exploitation of natural resources (water, minerals and forests) rather than a more diversified economy or a transition out of agricultural and subsistence employment. Consequently, labour migration remains an important livelihood option for the Lao workforce, including for increasing numbers of Lao women.

  10. TRIANGLE II Quarterly Briefing Note: Cambodia (January - March 2016)

    11 April 2016

    With 300,000 young Cambodians entering the labour market each year and no nationally set minimum wage, many Cambodian workers go abroad seeking employment opportunities and higher wages. The primary destination country for Cambodian migrant workers is Thailand, with workers commonly migrating into the fishing, agriculture, livestock, construction, manufacturing and service sectors, including domestic work