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Migrant Workers Face Tough Quarantine In Thailand As COVID-19 Cases Surge

Migrant Workers Face Tough Quarantine In Thailand As COVID-19 Cases Surge

Forced to quarantine at his factory as COVID-19 cases surge in Thailand, migrant worker Hein Thet Zaw has spent the last 10 days sleeping in a tent, trying to ward off hunger with meagre supplies of rice and boiled eggs. “Burmese workers eat a lot of rice, but what we get here is a small […]

Migrant Factory Workers In Thailand Launch Legal Action After Wages Expose

Migrant Factory Workers In Thailand Launch Legal Action After Wages Expose

A group of garment workers in Thailand who were illegally underpaid while making products for global brands including Starbucks and Walt Disney Co are taking legal action to demand compensation after losing their jobs last year. A Thomson Reuters Foundation investigation in September 2019 found dozens of migrants from neighbouring Myanmar working at several factories in the […]

Race Protests Spark Calls For Arab States To End ‘Exploitative’ Migrant Worker System

Race Protests Spark Calls For Arab States To End ‘Exploitative’ Migrant Worker System

Global anti-racism protests sparked calls on Monday for Arab countries to abolish an “exploitative” system of sponsorship for migrant workers that has been likened to modern slavery. About 23 million migrants, mostly from poor African and Asian countries, work in the Arab world under a system known as kafala that generally binds them to one […]

Nearly 200 migrant workers killed on India’s roads during Coronavirus Lockdown

Nearly 200 migrant workers killed on India’s roads during Coronavirus Lockdown

Nearly 200 migrant workers died in road accidents in India while returning to their village homes during the world’s longest coronavirus lockdown, a charity said on Tuesday. Tens of thousands of people walked home from India’s big cities after losing their jobs when one of the world’s strictest lockdowns was introduced and all public transport […]

World Social Justice Day – Migrant Workers On The Move

World Social Justice Day – Migrant Workers On The Move

Social justice is an underlying principle for peaceful and prosperous coexistence within and among nations. We uphold the principles of social justice when we promote gender equality or the rights of indigenous peoples and migrants. We advance social justice when we remove barriers that people face because of gender, age, race, ethnicity, religion, culture or […]

Whether Migrant Or Not, They Are Women.

Whether Migrant Or Not, They Are Women.

 International migration is a complex phenomenon dealing with overlapping issues relating to the human rights of migrants, mixed migration flows, international protection, smuggling and trafficking, as well as other push and pull factors affecting migration. But, the need of the hour is a rights-based comprehensive approach placing the human rights of migrants at the center […]