The Knowledge for Democracy Myanmar (K4DM) Initiative is organizing the Knowledge for Democracy series on Wednesday 28th October 2020 from 21:00 – 22:15 (Bangkok, Thailand time UTC/GMT+0700) via online This event is the joint session with INTERSECTIONS. For this time, the topic is
“Working Pathways to Women’s Political Participation”(more…)
The Gender and Development Studies Program at AIT is organizing the INTERSECTIONS on Tuesday 27th October 2020 from 16:00 – 18:00 (Bangkok, Thailand time UTC/GMT+0700) via both online and offline. For this time, the topic is “Women Home-based Workers in Thailand: Under Covid-19 pandemic and beyond“ In this talk, the speaker Read more…
Women’s unpaid work responsibilities in Laos is restricting women to take up productive work. Access to water and electricity, as well as childcare services are essential for rural women to utilize the economic opportunities. The study called for better childcare services in the rural communities.
Keywords Laos, women, childcare, unpaid work(more…)
Into the light: Female youths migrant workers in fishing industry and their access to decent work, education, and social protection
There are many young migrants from Cambodia to Thailand, who migrant alone or with their family members. The study explored the opportunity cost of such decision to migrate and the advantage that they might get by migrating. The study showed the struggle that young women migrants face to balance their own aspiration and their family responsibilities. There is an opportunity cost for youths to migrate and they need to forego their chances of higher education and network building back home.
Keywords migration, women, youths, fishing community, Cambodia, Thailand, education(more…)
Guided by the question of whether the jobs being created within these zones are promoting decent work for women migrant workers, this study developed four case studies of SEZs: Thilawa SEZ (Yangon Region, Myanmar), Phnom Penh SEZ (Phnom Penh, Cambodia), Manhattan SEZ (Svay Rieng Province, Cambodia), and Tak SEZ (Tak Province, Thailand), with a particular focus on the garment industry.
Keywords women, garment factory workers, special economic zones, migration(more…)