Work-related hazards and violence are common experiences faced by undocumented migrants, particularly sea workers [ 15 ]. Women who have babies in Hong Kong are breaking the unwritten rules. Not all Rohingyas voluntarily fled the conflicts in their country of origin [ 13 ]—many were smuggled or trafficked, that is, recruited and transported forcibly or under threat of force. Can you talk about the effect globalization has had on the number of migrant workers, which has increased in recent years? There are quite a few cases that I knew of in which a domestic worker married a local man and stayed in Hong Kong and did pretty well. Nationality verification processes for undocumented and trafficked persons need to be streamlined and accelerated.
Nicole Constable on migrant workers in Hong Kong
Some were not even aware of the existence of the scheme [ 27 ]. The final draft came after wrangles between recipient and sending countries, the latter, Indonesia in particular, earlier seeking stronger protections for migrants. In the cases where the man is not a Hong Kong resident, but an asylum-seeker, or a visitor, the child is not entitled to Hong Kong residency. Despite the substantial increase in numbers, the problems that were faced by migrant children in the past are still very much in evidence today. Developing the resources to build efficient buildings and infrastructure is a public good. Despite some improvements in social insurance coverage over the last five years, the proportion of migrant workers with a pension or any form of social insurance is still at a very low level, around half the national average. One of the staff members introduced me to a new NGO that she thought I would be very interested in, called PathFinders.
In Bangladesh, Migrant Workers Can Dream of a Better Life with Access to Better Resources
It signals a willingness of countries in the ASEAN bloc to recognise and address migrant labour issues. Home communities are the basis for skill and knowledge transfer as construction activity moves between geographic markets. The principal of the demolished Tianyuan Primary School for example, pointed out that the school had spent , yuan on building repairs and fire safety. Officials claimed they would offer migrant students places in public schools but parents worried that the schools were too far away from their homes and that students had problems adjusting to the new regime. As the 10th ASEM Summit took place in , the policy recommendations resulting from the workshop were consolidated in a publication and shared with ASEM decision makers via multiple events in Asia is also an important source region for skilled workers in particular China, India and the Philippines. Reducing migration risks and providing migrants access to protection What lessons can be drawn from experiences to successfully prevent or minimise irregular forms of migration?
November 22, Copyright: Addressing these problems requires the collective effort of multiple stakeholders. Last week dozens of Indian and African workers at hotels in Doha were told to take extended unpaid leave and return to their countries because of a drop in occupancy caused by the embargo. Nine carefully selected films were in the main competition under the heading, Faces of Contemporary Asia:. Nationality verification processes for undocumented and trafficked persons need to be streamlined and accelerated. Drawing on in-depth interviews with non-parent carers of left-behind children in Indonesia and Vietnam, the paper aims to unveil complexities and nuances around care in the context of transnational labour migration. Location Maps - Country maps for your reports and presentations.