Mobile women and mobile phones: Women migrant workers’ use of information and communication technologies in ASEAN
The joint ILO-UN Women Safe and Fair Programme: Realizing women migrant workers’ rights and opportunities in the ASEAN region (part of the multi-year EU-UN Spotlight Initiative to Eliminate Violence Against Women and Girls) undertook a qualitative study involving potential and returned women migrant workers in four countries of origin in the ASEAN region – Cambodia, Indonesia, Myanmar, and the Philippines. The study covers intra-ASEAN labour migration, including women who intended to migrate to, or had just returned from, Malaysia, Singapore, or Thailand. The study provides insight into women migrant workers’ use of mobile phones, and how women migrant workers could access more accurate information throughout the migration process and increase their connections with peers.
The Employment and Environmental Sustainability Fact sheet for ASEAN is part of a series providing a baseline for key indicators of employment and environmental sustainability performance in 36 countries across Asia and the Pacific. These indicators include: (i) employment in environmental sectors; (ii) skill levels; (iii) vulnerability of jobs; (iv) jobs in renewable energy; and (v) scoring on the Environmental Performance Index.
Migrating in ASEAN with a mobile phone: Gender gaps are not only in migrants’ salaries, but also in digital access
The increasingly widespread access to and use of the Internet in the ASEAN region has meant that more migrant workers are now seeking information using social media platforms. However, obtaining accurate and reliable information is still a challenge, not to mention gender gaps in digital access that women migrant workers face.
17 - 18 December 2019
The International Conference to Commemorate International Migrants Day will be held on 17-18 December 2019 at the Chulalongkorn University in Bangkok, Thailand.
Bolstering the efforts to ensure decent working conditions for women migrants in Thai construction sector
ILO organized a roundtable meeting on ‘Safety, protection and rights of women construction workers in Thailand” to identify possible intervention to ensure equal and fair pay, better living conditions, safety and protection of women migrant construction workers.
OpEd by ILO economists Sara Elder, Christian Viegelahn and Tejeshwi Nath Bhattarai, authors of 'Preparing for the future of work: National policy responses in ASEAN +6', a study of how ASEAN+6 countries are preparing their labour markets for technological, climate and demographic changes.
Ninth Tripartite Regional Seminar on Industrial Relations in the ASEAN Region:“Promoting sound industrial relations through social dialogue on skills development in the context of future of work”
18 - 19 September 2019
With the continued support from Japan’s Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare and the ASEAN Secretariat, this Tripartite Regional Seminar aims to provide opportunities for governments, workers and employers of ASEAN member countries to discuss the issues concerning industrial relations, including skills policies and methodologies developments. Sharing knowledge and experience of each member state for better industrial relations and strengthened social dialogue would be an important part of the discussion.
27 - 28 August 2019
This meeting discusses international labour migration data statistics and brings together representatives from national governments, the ASEAN Secretariat, ASEAN Statistics, and ILO.
The report centres women migrant workers' freedom of association and collective bargaining, identifies the challenges to their organizing, and puts forward recommendations to strengthen women migrant workers' leadership and participation in labour organizations.