HomeNet Thailand, with support from WIEGO and other partners, campaigned for more than a decade to win legislative protection for homeworkers. Both the Homeworkers Protection Act B.E.2553 and a social protection policy came into force in May 2011. The law
The Cambodian Garment and Footwear Sector Bulletin provides an overview of recent developments in the sector, with an emphasis on issues related to payroll and wage components.
Executive Summary This report examines the implications of the ASEAN economic integration on women’s human rights particularly of women migrant workers drawing from a review of literature and interviews with NGOs working in the Mekong region. It highlights the implications
Between 1999 and 2005, at least 147 migrant domestic workers died from workplace accidents or suicide, most by jumping or falling from residential buildings. There is no single reason why domestic workers resort to suicide, but research by Human Rights
The eight good practices demonstrate successful initiatives to combat child labour in India and Nepal; to establish strong and sustainable domestic workers organizations in the form of trade unions, cooperatives or associations in Indonesia, the Philippines and the Republic of
Gender-based violence in the world of work also encompasses the commute many workers need to take to their destination. However, for women, their experience traveling to work often involves harassment. This report discusses the numerous amounts of harassment including verbal
The garment industry in Southeast Asia suffers high rates of exploitation and neglect for both men and women. However, the challenges and treatment amongst women are especially unique, due to the cultural norms set upon them. With the garment industry
This study serves to quantify levels of violence experienced by marginalized communities within countries in Southeast Asia. Violence against women, lesbian women, and sex workers create issues beyond those in the community. Lack of policy or initiatives to protect these
In addition to the reports made about Walmart and H&M, another report focuses on popular clothing company, GAP and their misuse of labour regulations and laws. Overseas, in countries such as Cambodia, Sri Lanka, India etc, labour exploitation is a
A report focusing on the overall conditions garment workers working for Walmart face. Some of these include short term contracts, production targets, and excessive working hours that foster an exploitative environment for these workers.