Domestic helpers leaving for Hong Kong pass through the security check at Soekarno-Hatta airport in Jakarta. Photo: Reuters Tyas Weningsih Putri left her village in Kendal, Central Java in August 2016 to try her luck for a second time as a migrant worker in Malaysia. She had been recruited to work in a birds’ nest.. read more →

Why you should care Because the problem of forced labor extends far beyond World Cup stadiums. It was a Wednesday afternoon in August 2017 and dozens of people were lining up on the platform of Noor Bank metro station, in Dubai. As the train approached, a man jumped in front of it. The police report.. read more →

2018 Jan 06
January 6, 2018

New Asean chief calls for unity

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New Asean Secretary-General Lim Jock Hoi has called on all member states to stay united as different challenges lie ahead, saying the grouping must ensure it advances towards inclusive growth and sustainable development. Over the years, Asean has made outstanding progress, with the region enjoying continued peace, stability and security, Mr Lim stressed in his.. read more →

According to a press statement released by the EU delegation in the Philippines on Thursday, among the topics discussed during the ASEAN-EU dialogue were trafficking in persons, achieving gender equality, sustainable use of terrestrial ecosystems, and rights of the child. Photo from Mission of the European Union to ASEAN MANILA, Philippines — The 10-member Association of Southeast.. read more →

The ASEAN Trade Union Council (ATUC) lauded the signing of the ASEAN Consensus on the Protection and Promotion of the Rights of Migrant Workers during the 31st ASEAN Summit in Manila on 13-14 November 2017. The Consensus establishes a landmark framework for cooperation in safeguarding the interests of migrant workers between and among the ASEAN Member.. read more →