Photo: 2014 Reuters/Athit Perawongmetha 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 Royal Ordinance issued on June 23, 2017, has sparked concerns among employers. Although the proposed penalties under the Royal Ordinance have been… Read more »
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Rapid Asia presented case study on ‘human trafficking prevention’ The MTV EXIT Campaign (2008-2014) presented at the ‘Changing behaviour to reduce demand for illegal wildlife products’ workshop, Hong Kong, 7- 9 March 2016. Watch the presentation in one Click
On 10th August, Rapid Asia in partnership with ILO presented the studies of ‘Combating Unacceptable Forms of Work in the Thai Fishing and Seafood Industry’ at Ministry of Labor, Thailand.
Ever considered going to another country, for vacation or work, without a passport? The answer might be obvious to you — but for millions around the world, it’s not as clear. It is estimated that there are 25.8 million migrant workers in Asia Pacific¹, of which four million are in Thailand, mostly coming from Cambodia, Myanmar and… Read more »
Programs or campaigns directed to change human behavior need to consider the potential influence of social norms. But what exactly are social norms, how do we measure them, and what are the potential implications for the program or campaign? The following are some simple guidelines that may be helpful when addressing these questions. The existence… Read more »
On May 4th, Rapid Asia in Partnership with ILO presented a studies of ‘Ship to Shore Rights’ at Ministry of Labor, Thailand.
In 2016, Rapid Asia carried out a 4 country baseline survey with return migrants in Cambodia, Lao PDR, Myanmar and Vietnam for ILO. The study examined how migration can contribute to positive outcomes for migrants upon return. As part of the study, Rapid Asia and ILO developed a Migration Outcome Index and is presented in… Read more »
At the May 2016 press launch of Open Doors: An IOM X Production, an Indonesian woman came up to me and said, “This is really good. It is so good to see positive stories, rather than negative ones, used to teach a lesson”. The woman, who had previously worked as a domestic worker in Hong… Read more »
On March 22, 2017, Rapid Asia in partnership with OXFAM America, Cambodia presented “Understanding the Implication of Macroeconomic Growth on Smallholder Farmer, Landless, Landpoor and Women’s livelihood and Land Rights in Lower Mekong Basin Region” Abstract Rapid economic expansion has led to an increase in demand for agricultural land, creating land tenure insecurity for the small-scale… Read more »
Getting the message right takes more than a group of communication practitioners. You need to go to the experts: those to whom the message is intended. When IOM X, the International Organization for Migration (IOM) and the United States Agency for International Development’s (USAID) innovative campaign to prevent human trafficking, develops videos, it conducts consultations… Read more »