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Report/Press release

Migration of Women Workers from South Asia to the Gulf

Date

2012

Authors

Rakkee Thimothy and S.K. Sasikumar

Abstract

UN women - 2012. "Released by UN Women and the V.V Giri Labour Insititute, the report Migration of Women Workers from South Asia to the Gulf analyses the processes, outcomes and problems associated with the migration of women workers from South Asian countries to the Gulf region, focusing on five major sending countries in South Asia – Bangladesh, India, Nepal, Pakistan and Sri Lanka – and six major receiving countries of the Gulf region – Bahrain, Kuweit, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia and United Arab Emirates. Highlighting the positive economic aspects of migration in South Asia, this report also addresses the areas where women continue to experience injustice, violence and inequality at various stages of the migration cycle."

Number of pages

112

Responsible institution

UN Women, V.V Giri Labour Insititute

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Keywords

Women, Rights and protection of migrants

Economic sectors

General relevance - all sectors

Content types

Policy analysis, Documented cases of abuse, and Support initiatives

Target groups

(Im)migrants workers, Policymakers, Journalists, Public awareness, Employers, agencies and their representatives, Researchers, Unions, and NGOs/community groups/solidarity networks

Languages

English