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CARAM Asia Press Statement on “International Migrants Day” 2014

Dec 18, 20140

PRESS  STATEMENT GOVERNMENTS MUST ENSURE RIGHTS PROTECTION FOR MIGRANT WORKERS On the occasion of 18th December International Migrant’s Day CARAM Asia with its 42 member organizations in 21 countries across Asia would like to urge all sending and destination countries…

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CARAM Asia Press Statement.. Governments in origin and destination countries are called to provide HIV interventions to all migrant workers

Dec 1, 20140

Migration is being strongly promoted by governments as the solution to poverty in many of Asia’s developing countries. The mechanisms that promote and facilitate migration primarily consider migrants as workers who can generate remittances for sending counties as well as…

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‘Orange YOUR Neighbourhood’ campaign kicks off UN-led effort to end Violence against Women

Nov 25, 20140

24 November 2014 – Tonight, for the first time ever, both the iconic United Nations Headquarters complex and the Empire State Building in New York are bathed in orange light to kick off the “Orange YOUR Neighbourhood” campaign ahead of…

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CARAM Asia convened a Regional Consultation on “Health and Labour Rights of Women Migrant Workers” in Singapore

Nov 25, 20140

On 28th – 29th October 2014, CARAM Asia convened a Regional Consultation on “Health and Labour Rights of Women Migrant Workers” in Singapore. The two day meeting addressed issues related to protection of migrant workers, especially women migrants against violation…

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After Indian slavery case, Putrajaya (Malaysia) urged to scrutinise rules on migrant workers

Nov 11, 20140

  The government should start scrutinising regulations on the hiring of migrant workers into the country, or risk worsening its record on human trafficking, activists and a lawmaker warned. Tenaganita, which champions the rights of women and migrant workers, said…

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Indian migrant worker alleges forced labour ‘up to 20 hours a day’ in Sibu factory

Nov 8, 20140

KUALA LUMPUR. Nov 8 - In a harrowing tale of modern-day slavery, a migrant worker from India who answered an oil and gas industry recruitment call in Malaysia has claimed he was sold to a “human trafficking mafia” here and…

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Government of South Korea must act on massive abuse of migrant agricultural workers

Nov 1, 20140

The migrant workers on whom South Korean agriculture depends suffer appalling living and working conditions, and the government’s Employment Permit Scheme (EPS) directly contributes to this exploitation, according to a new report (Bitter Harvest) from Amnesty International. The report documents…

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Report: Female migrant workers abused in the UAE

Oct 25, 20140

Human Rights Watch (HRW) released a damning report Thursday on the condition of migrant domestic workers in the United Arab Emirates, alleging that they are frequently “trapped, exploited and abused.” “I already Bought You,” the title of the 79 page…

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Anger rife in Kashmir amid slow rescue

Oct 8, 20140

Srinagar, India-administered Kashmir – In the pre-dawn hours of Sunday, Aasia Tariq, mother of two, stepped out of her home to gauge the water level following days of torrential rains. The moment she set foot in the lane she saw fountains of…

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