June 13, 2022
The Vietnamese Debt Bondage Gamble
By Peter Bengtsen
Workers pay the equivalent of three to four years wages at home in Vietnam to get access to jobs abroad at suppliers of major international brands.
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.
May 20, 2021
Thais Killed by Rocket in Israel Part of Large Workforce
By Grant Peck
Israel hosts the second largest numbers of overseas Thai workers after Taiwan.
March 11, 2021
UN Calls on Asian Nations to Vaccinate Migrant Workers Against COVID-19
By Sebastian Strangio
In many places, migrants have been disproportionately affected by the spread of COVID-19.
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.
November 05, 2020
Filipino Envoy Puts the Philippines’ ‘3rd Foreign Policy Pillar’ On the Line
By Liberty Chee
An ambassador's alleged abuse of a domestic worker in Brazil threatens the nation's reputation as a global leader on migrant worker issues.
January 08, 2020
Philippines Orders Evacuation of Filipinos from Iraq, Iran
By Associated Press
Manila has dispatched a coast guard vessel to the Middle East to evacuate Philippine citizens.
February 22, 2018
ASEAN Must Confront its Domestic Workers Abuse Problem
By Erin Cook
New cases have once again pointed to an old challenge that needs to be urgently tackled.
January 04, 2018
The Feminized Farm: Labor Migration and Women's Roles in Tajikistan's Rural Communities
By Catherine Putz
As Tajik men go abroad in search of higher pay, women take on increased roles in Tajikistan's agriculture sector.
December 19, 2017
Hidden in Plain Sight: Australia’s Foreign Workers
By Grant Wyeth
A new report stresses the urgent need for Canberra to review and reform its Seasonal Workers Program.
November 27, 2017
Beijing: How Does a Tragic Fire Turn Into the Mass Eviction of Migrant Workers?
By Charlotte Gao
Against public outrage, Beijing is kicking out thousands of poor residents to demolish “illegal construction.”
August 30, 2016
14 Kyrgyz Die in Moscow Warehouse Fire
By Catherine Putz
A day of mourning in Bishkek sadly won't change working conditions in Moscow.