One way to reduce forced labour

Photo: TesfaNews, Ethiopian migrant domestic workers mark International Workers' Day in Beirut by demonstrating for basic rights

A study by Rapid Asia, conducted on behalf of ILO Ethiopia in 2017, estimated that 72 percent of returned migrants could be regarded as forced labour. Most of the returned migrants had entered the Middle East using irregular channels, in many cases going through transit countries, placing them at significant risk of exploitation. The study… Read more »

SEA Junction

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Rapid Asia is a Founding Partner of SEA Junction, established on June 2016 in Bangkok, Thailand. SEA-Junction (Southeast Asia Junction) provides a venue for interaction on Southeast Asia. Events such as presentations, discussions and film screenings are organized on a regular basis. As the name indicates, “SEA-Junction” is meant to be an informal place of… Read more »

Scand Asia: Opinion “Is Thailand Facing Another Migrant Exodus?”

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Mr. Daniel Lindgren, founder of Rapid Asia, provides some insight in light of the proposed Royal Ordinance, under the topic “Is Thailand Facing Another Migrant Exodus?” Thailand has some 3–4 million migrant workers that fill the gap for much needed low-skilled labor and companies in several sectors are dependent on these workers. However, a recent… Read more »

Public Attitudes to Migrant Workers

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In 2010 Rapid Asia carried out a four-country study with general population in Thailand, Malaysia, Singapore and Korea to look at attitudes towards migrant workers. The study was commissioned by the ILO Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific. A consistent inverse relationship was found between negative attitudes towards migrant workers and the extent to… Read more »

Migration Outcome Index

Photo credit: Undocumented Cambodian migrants arrive by train at Anranya Prathet, Thailand prior to onward transportation to the border. © International Organization of Migration 2014, Joe Lowry

Photo : Undocumented Cambodian migrants arrive by train at Anranya Prathet, Thailand prior to onward transportation to the border. © International Organization of Migration 2014, Joe Lowry Proponents of labor migration argue that migration brings more benefits than disadvantages for those migrating overseas to work. Despite risks of labor abuse, exploitation, and in some cases… Read more »

Public Discussion on the Outcomes of Labor Migration in South-East Asia

Two of the authors and an independent migration expert will discuss the research findings presented in "Risks and rewards: Outcomes of labour migration in South-East Asia" a recently published report by the International Labour Organization (ILO), the International Organization for Migration (IOM), and Rapid Asia. In particular, they will discuss the newly developed Migration Outcomes Index  and its focus on  measuring changes in the lives of migrant workers beyond economics to better understand the contribution of the migratory experience to development in the region.

Event’s date and time: January 20 @ 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm In 2017 ILO, IOM, and Rapid Asia conducted a study to obtain a better understanding of the factors that shape migration outcomes in Southeast Asia. The study interviewed over 1800 returnee migrant workers from Cambodia, Viet Nam, Lao PDR and Myanmar who had been employed… Read more »

Good Practice Guidelines for Social And Behavioral Change Communications Practitioners And Communications Professionals

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Rapid Asia was one of the contributors to the creation of the Good Practice Guidelines developed for social and behavioural change communications practitioners working on reducing demand for wildlife products. The guidelines recognises the importance of good monitoring and evaluation practice in order to inform communication initiatives. The publication was made possible through the support… Read more »

Risks and rewards: Outcomes of labour migration in South-East Asia

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In 2017, Rapid Asia conducted a study on behalf of ILO and IOM to obtain a better understanding of the factors that shape migration outcomes in Southeast Asia. The study interviewed over 1800 returnee migrant workers from Cambodia, Viet Nam, Lao PDR and Myanmar who had been employed in Thailand or Malaysia. The findings are… Read more »