Labor Migration

Anti-human trafficking rally in Nepal 

Labor Migration: A Gender-Neutral Lens to Human Trafficking

July 12, 2017

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The issue of human trafficking took center stage in the global development discourse with the release of the U.S. State Department’s annual Trafficking in Persons (TIP) Report on June 27, 2017. The report assesses the progress made by countries worldwide to combat human trafficking and grades them into three tier ratings. Nepal has once again been… Read more

Nepal migrant laborers 

New Study Examines Labor Migration Impact on Social, Political Dynamics in Nepal

March 22, 2017

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Over the past decade, Nepal has seen a ten-fold increase in the number of migrant laborers leaving the country to work abroad, and the majority are youth. This phenomenon has led to the exodus of a significant proportion of the country’s working-age population, with the remittances that they send back home making up nearly a third of the country’s… Read more

 

Labour Migration and the Remittance Economy

March 13, 2017

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Despite the continual rise in the number of people migrating for foreign employment and the growing body of research on Nepal’s remittance economy, there is a dearth of knowledge on the impact of foreign labour migration on the social and political dynamics at the local level. This study aims to fill that gap by seeking to understand the implicatio… Read more

Cambodian migrant worker in Thailand 

Cross-Border Labor Migration Surges in Cambodia, Raising Risk of Human Trafficking

December 14, 2016

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On Monday, Cambodia celebrated a National Day Against Human Trafficking, drawing attention not only to the challenges the country faces, but also to the strides that it has made in combatting trafficking. Last year, Cambodia implemented the first national action plan against trafficking and in June, the U.S. State Department’s annual Trafficking in… Read more

Labor migration for Employment report cover. 

Labor Migration for Employment A Status Report For Nepal: 2014/2015

September 21, 2016

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Labor Migration for Employment A Status Report For Nepal: 2014/2015 is a publication by the Ministry of Labor and Employment of the Government of Nepal that was jointly supported by The Asia Foundation in Nepal’s USAID funded Combating Trafficking in Persons (CTIP) program, the International Migration Organization (IOM) and the International Labor… Read more

 

The Safe Migration App

August 1, 2016

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To help make the process of labor migration safer and more secure, Shuvayatra – a free mobile app – is placing the combined knowledge of experts, advocates, and the global Nepali diaspora in the hands of migrant workers.

 

Migrant Child Labor in the Thai Seafood Industry

September 23, 2015

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Migrant workers from Myanmar fill a critical niche in Thailand’s multi-billion-dollar seafood industry. As Thais increasingly shy away from shrimp and seafood processing jobs that many consider “3D” work – dirty, dangerous, and difficult – migrants are stepping in to fill these positions.

 

AEC Skilled-Labor Migration: A Gap between Aspiration and Reality?

August 26, 2015

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As ASEAN countries have moved up the technology ladder and the demand for skills has grown, a labor gap has emerged that mirrors the gap between more- and less-developed nations. Higher-income countries such as Thailand, with falling birthrates and greying populations, are suffering from growing labor shortages in sectors such as healthcare and IT, while lower-income countries face burgeoning youth populations and high levels of graduate unemployment.

 

Report Examines Labor Migration in Nepal

October 1, 2014

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In 2013, the number of international migrants worldwide reached 232 million. Over the past decade, Nepal has experienced a surge in migration for foreign employment to destination countries. As more Nepali citizens aspire and depart for foreign jobs, regulators face new challenges in ensuring that the well-being and rights of migrant workers are sa… Read more

 

Framing Human Trafficking to Address Commoditization of Human Beings

August 13, 2014

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The U.S Government’s latest Trafficking In Persons (TIP) Report makes some critical observations in relation to how 187 countries are addressing human trafficking, and how this relates to the larger issues of labor migration and its manifestation into forced labor.

 

Study on Labor Migration by Nepali and Bangladeshi Migrant Workers

January 8, 2014

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According to the UN, an estimated 175 million people are currently living outside of their country of origin, many of whom are employed overseas as migrant workers. A new regional study commissioned by The Asia Foundation examines the patterns and process of labor migration by Nepali and Bangladeshi migrant workers using formal and informal channel… Read more

 

Cambodia’s Labor Migration: Analysis of the Legal Framework

April 1, 2011

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A look at the legal framework for labor migration of Cambodian women to Malaysia (for domestic work) and Cambodian men to Thailand (to work in agribusiness); and an analysis of the rules that govern regular migration while identifying legislation that can be employed to protect those who become victims during irregular migration and that can be use… Read more

 

Khmer version – Cambodia’s Labor Migration: Analysis of the Legal Framework

April 1, 2011

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Khmer-language version of a report looking at the legal framework for labor migration of Cambodian women to Malaysia (for domestic work) and Cambodian men to Thailand (to work in agribusiness); and an analysis of the rules that govern regular migration while identifying legislation that can be employed to protect those who become victims during irr… Read more

 

Trafficking in Nepal: Policy Analysis An Assessment of Laws and Policies for the Prevention and Control of Trafficking in Nepal

December 1, 2000

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This study assesses Nepal’s policies and laws that address the trafficking of women and children in terms of effectiveness, human rights, international obligations, and the relationship between trafficking and HIV. Through both formal and informal methods utilizing primary and secondary data, the study reviewed policies and laws related to tr… Read more