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The Feminized Farm: Labor Migration and Women's Roles in Tajikistan's Rural Communities
January 04, 2018
The Feminized Farm: Labor Migration and Women's Roles in Tajikistan's Rural Communities
As Tajik men go abroad in search of higher pay, women take on increased roles in Tajikistan's agriculture sector.
The Feminized Farm: Labor Migration and Women's Roles in Tajikistan's Rural Communities
Hidden in Plain Sight: Australia’s Foreign Workers
December 19, 2017
Hidden in Plain Sight: Australia’s Foreign Workers
A new report stresses the urgent need for Canberra to review and reform its Seasonal Workers Program.
Hidden in Plain Sight: Australia’s Foreign Workers
Beijing: How Does a Tragic Fire Turn Into the Mass Eviction of Migrant Workers?
November 27, 2017
Beijing: How Does a Tragic Fire Turn Into the Mass Eviction of Migrant Workers?
Against public outrage, Beijing is kicking out thousands of poor residents to demolish “illegal construction.”
Beijing: How Does a Tragic Fire Turn Into the Mass Eviction of Migrant Workers?
14 Kyrgyz Die in Moscow Warehouse Fire
August 30, 2016
14 Kyrgyz Die in Moscow Warehouse Fire
A day of mourning in Bishkek sadly won't change working conditions in Moscow.
14 Kyrgyz Die in Moscow Warehouse Fire
Tajikistan: Remittance Values Fall
January 05, 2016
Tajikistan: Remittance Values Fall
While the value of remittances has indeed fallen, workers are not returning in droves as some feared.
Tajikistan: Remittance Values Fall
South Korea's Migrant Workers in the Public Eye
September 10, 2015
South Korea's Migrant Workers in the Public Eye
The hardships faced by foreign workers in South Korea are slowing gaining more public attention.
South Korea's Migrant Workers in the Public Eye
Is Tajikistan Moving Backward on Rights?
April 24, 2015
Is Tajikistan Moving Backward on Rights?
Oinikhol Bobonazarova, a prominent human rights advocate, says the government is not addressing crucial issues.
Is Tajikistan Moving Backward on Rights?
Times Are Getting Tougher for Central Asian Migrant Workers in Russia
April 07, 2015
Times Are Getting Tougher for Central Asian Migrant Workers in Russia
The Russian language, history, and civics test for migrant workers is getting tougher and more politicized this summer.
Times Are Getting Tougher for Central Asian Migrant Workers in Russia
Tough Outlook for Central Asian Economies
March 25, 2015
Tough Outlook for Central Asian Economies
The ADB has published a discouraging outlook for the next two years.
Tough Outlook for Central Asian Economies
Indonesia’s Migrant Workers: Dreams and Tears
March 16, 2015
Indonesia’s Migrant Workers: Dreams and Tears
Every year, Indonesians flock abroad dreaming of opportunity. For many, the reality is harsh.
Indonesia’s Migrant Workers: Dreams and Tears
The Need for an ASEAN Treaty on Migrant Workers
January 22, 2015
The Need for an ASEAN Treaty on Migrant Workers
Breaking the deadlock between sending and receiving states is vital if human rights are to be protected.
The Need for an ASEAN Treaty on Migrant Workers
Indonesian Migrant Workers in Hong Kong Denied Vote
July 30, 2014
Indonesian Migrant Workers in Hong Kong Denied Vote
Workers in Hong Kong claim they were denied a chance to vote in the recent Indonesian presidential election.
Indonesian Migrant Workers in Hong Kong Denied Vote
South Korea Redefines Multiculturalism
July 18, 2014
South Korea Redefines Multiculturalism
The country is making a serious effort to adjust to its rising population of foreign residents.
South Korea Redefines Multiculturalism
170,000 Panicked Cambodians Flee Thailand
June 17, 2014
170,000 Panicked Cambodians Flee Thailand
Fears of a crackdown on undocumented workers in Thailand have caused a mass exodus of Cambodians.
170,000 Panicked Cambodians Flee Thailand
Qatar’s Deadly World Cup
May 22, 2014
Qatar’s Deadly World Cup
Migrant workers from South Asia are dying in their hundreds to prepare for the 2022 World Cup.
Qatar’s Deadly World Cup
China's Reforms Leave Labor Unions Behind
October 24, 2013
China's Reforms Leave Labor Unions Behind
Chinese leaders may be gearing up for reforms, but don’t expect China’s only legal labor union to be one of them.
China's Reforms Leave Labor Unions Behind
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