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The Asia-Pacific and Women’s Labour Migration
March 26, 2015

Bangkok, Thailand

The Asia-Pacific and Women’s Labour Migration

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Andrew Bruce, Regional Director, IOM Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific

Bandita Sijapati, Research Director, Centre for the Study of Labour and Mobility, Social Science Baha, Nepal

Roberta Clarke, Regional Director, UN Women Regional Office, Bangkok

Abdul Latiff Mohamed Lafeer, Minister and Deputy Chief of Mission, Embassy of Sri Lanka, Bangkok

H.E. Dato' Nazirah binti Hussain, Ambassador of Malaysia to Thailand


Rabab Fatima, Regional Coordinator and Adviser for South and South West Asia/Regional Advisor for Climate Change and Migration, IOM Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific


In an era of unprecedented human mobility, migration from and within the Asia-Pacific region has assumed gendered dimensions, with implications for migration flows, trends, and patterns. While gender roles, inequalities, and relations affect who migrates, they also have significant implications for women migrant workers themselves. Migration can provide opportunities to improve the lives of women and those of their families, and offer avenues for greater autonomy and empowerment. However, it can also expose women migrants to different types of vulnerabilities, discrimination, and risk. This Issue in Brief looks at the emerging trends in women’s labor migration in the Asia-Pacific region, and the related opportunities and challenges.

The International Organization for Migration and the Migration Policy Institute hosted this breakfast briefing to discuss these critical issues and launch the Issue in Brief, Women’s Labour Migration from Asia and the Pacific: Opportunities and Challenges, the twelfth in this joint-publication series offering succinct insights on migration issues affecting the Asia-Pacific region today.

The Rajanakarn Building is a short walk from the Chong Nongsi BTS station and is right beside the Ascott Sathorn building and Empire Tower.

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