More Choices, More Power: Opportunities for Women’s Empowerment in Labour Migration from Viet Nam

The research in this report provides an analysis of the nexus of labour migration and women’s empowerment in Viet Nam. It assesses how the experiences and outcomes of migration influence and are influenced by local conditions.

Through an in-depth analysis of survey data and qualitative interviews, the report proposes that the key to increasing women’s power cannot be found in any one place, whether it be a place of origin or work destination abroad. Instead, power can be found within a confluence of local and foreign factors of migration. This research therefore emphasizes that the best strategy for improving the outcomes of migration for women and provincial development is in removing limitations to women’s agency and enabling access to more options from which they can choose.