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Post-Pandemic Recovery and the Plight of ASEAN’s Migrant Workers
November 03, 2022

Post-Pandemic Recovery and the Plight of ASEAN’s Migrant Workers

By Thong Sariputta
Migrant laborers were among the hardest hit by the COVID-19 pandemic. The region needs a long-term plan to support them.

‘Just a Maid’: Report Highlights Emotional Abuse of Migrant Domestic Workers in Singapore
June 24, 2022

‘Just a Maid’: Report Highlights Emotional Abuse of Migrant Domestic Workers in Singapore

By Sebastian Strangio
Workers, most of them from the Philippines, reported being subject to threats, intimidation, and invasion of privacy.
Why ASEAN’s ‘Travel Corridor’ Falls Short for the Region’s Migrant Workers
May 06, 2022

Why ASEAN’s ‘Travel Corridor’ Falls Short for the Region’s Migrant Workers

By Thong Sariputta
As the case of Cambodia shows, the bloc’s new framework agreement fails to address the factors driving undocumented migration in Southeast Asia.

Addressing Challenges Faced by Taiwan’s Migrant Workers
December 30, 2021

Addressing Challenges Faced by Taiwan’s Migrant Workers

By Huynh Tam Sang
The Taiwanese government has not paid sufficient consideration to migrant workers.

Uneven Refugee Protections Across Southeast Asia Put Migrants at Risk
December 30, 2021

Uneven Refugee Protections Across Southeast Asia Put Migrants at Risk

By Estey Chen
Only three of the region's nations have signed the relevant U.N. conventions on refugees and asylum seekers.

Rethinking Social Protection Programs: Cambodian Migrant Workers Deserve Better
September 16, 2021

Rethinking Social Protection Programs: Cambodian Migrant Workers Deserve Better

By Try Sophea
COVID-19 has imposed a particularly heavy burden on Southeast Asia's thousands of undocumented migrant workers.

Millions of Asian Migrant Children Live Life on the Margins
March 01, 2021

Millions of Asian Migrant Children Live Life on the Margins

By Olof Blomqvist and Daniela Reale
The millions of migrant children in Asia are among the planet’s most vulnerable people.
Malaysia Begins to Ease COVID-19 Lockdown Despite Lingering Concerns
May 04, 2020

Malaysia Begins to Ease COVID-19 Lockdown Despite Lingering Concerns

By Associated Press
Businesses are reopening for the first time since the lockdown began on March 18, but critics worry the move has come too soon.

Amid COVID-19 Crisis, Southeast Asia’s Migrant Workers Fall Through the Cracks
March 31, 2020

Amid COVID-19 Crisis, Southeast Asia’s Migrant Workers Fall Through the Cracks

By Jasmine Chia and Yong Poh Han
In Thailand and Singapore, a public health crisis is challenging the typical delineations of citizenship.

Capital Punishment, Human Rights, and Indonesia's Chance for the Moral High Ground
April 03, 2018

Capital Punishment, Human Rights, and Indonesia's Chance for the Moral High Ground

By Jack Britton
The execution of Indonesian migrant workers highlights the need for new protections, both abroad and at home.

Manila’s Parting Gift: ASEAN’s Next Steps on Labor Migration
November 22, 2017

Manila’s Parting Gift: ASEAN’s Next Steps on Labor Migration

By Tommy K.S. Koh
A small step forward on migrant labor rights in ASEAN.
The Need for an ASEAN Treaty on Migrant Workers
January 22, 2015

The Need for an ASEAN Treaty on Migrant Workers

By Abdulkadir Jailani
Breaking the deadlock between sending and receiving states is vital if human rights are to be protected.

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