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Migration of Women Workers from South Asia to Gulf

Oct 30, 2012

This research on women migrant workers, undertaken by two faculty members of the VV Giri National Labour Institute with support from UN Women, outlines major issues on a comprehensive scale.

Migration of Women Workers from South Asia to Gulf

The report also talks about the vulnerabilities and integration issues faced by low-skilled women migrant workers who form a majority of those from South Asian region. This study specifically looks at the processes, outcomes and problems of the international migration of women from South Asia to the Gulf region.

The study also talks about, how regulatory policies of different countries have oft en adopted contradictory policy measures, which reflect the pressures experienced by sending and receiving States.

By mapping structural and procedural aspects from a rights based perspective, the study emphasises the agency and empowerment of women migrants both as a desired outcome and as a policy driver. The report analyses the latest available data at macro and regional levels along with information from micro-level qualitative studies to trace the emerging patterns and characteristics of the migration of women workers from South Asia to the Gulf.

Click here to download the report.

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