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ASEAN Must Confront its Domestic Workers Abuse Problem
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.

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

By Catherine Putz
As Tajik men go abroad in search of higher pay, women take on increased roles in Tajikistan's agriculture sector.
Hidden in Plain Sight: Australia’s Foreign Workers
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.

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?

By Charlotte Gao
Against public outrage, Beijing is kicking out thousands of poor residents to demolish “illegal construction.”

14 Kyrgyz Die in Moscow Warehouse Fire
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.

Tajikistan: Remittance Values Fall
January 05, 2016

Tajikistan: Remittance Values Fall

By Catherine Putz
While the value of remittances has indeed fallen, workers are not returning in droves as some feared.

South Korea's Migrant Workers in the Public Eye
September 10, 2015

South Korea's Migrant Workers in the Public Eye

By Steven Denney
The hardships faced by foreign workers in South Korea are slowing gaining more public attention.
Is Tajikistan Moving Backward on Rights?
April 24, 2015

Is Tajikistan Moving Backward on Rights?

By Catherine Putz
Oinikhol Bobonazarova, a prominent human rights advocate, says the government is not addressing crucial issues.

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

By Catherine Putz
The Russian language, history, and civics test for migrant workers is getting tougher and more politicized this summer.

Tough Outlook for Central Asian Economies
March 25, 2015

Tough Outlook for Central Asian Economies

By Paolo Sorbello
The ADB has published a discouraging outlook for the next two years.

Indonesia’s Migrant Workers: Dreams and Tears
March 16, 2015

Indonesia’s Migrant Workers: Dreams and Tears

By Michael Malay and Nicolas Axelrod
Every year, Indonesians flock abroad dreaming of opportunity. For many, the reality is harsh.
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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