14 Oct 2015
Gender and Labour Migration in Asia
Globally, the landscape of international migration has become increasingly diversified as a result of broader changes in the global economy in addition to policy shifts in recent years. Over the last 30 years, Asia has been a region of movement and migration whether first to the Gulf countries in the 1970s or to the booming Asian tiger economies in the late 1980s. However, what has developed especially since the 1990s has been a “gendered migration process.” The increased visibility of women as labour migrants in the region has brought a number of economic and social issues to the forefront. Furthermore, the vulnerability of male migrants in terms of rights, access to services and the change in gender roles is another issue highlighted, yet under researched. Gender and Labour Migration in Asia, which contains country chapters on Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, the Philippines, Thailand, Vietnam, and China, aims to place gender on the labour migration and development agenda in Asia.
- Sri Lanka
- Viet Nam