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 »
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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 »
Market vendors represent a large portion of small-scale traders in Lao PDR and women represent more than 90 percent of vendors in fresh food markets across the country. However, their roles often go unrecognized, even though they manage the entire value chain, from production to sales. Women vendors encounter many difficulties, such as a lack… Read more »
On 17 th January 2017, Rapid Asia presented at a validation workshop about the Survey and Study of Access to Justice for Migrants Workers Study in 4 countries.
Authors/editor(s): Rapid Asia with support from UN Women – In markets across Lao People’s Democratic Republic, market management committee representatives consist of oﬃcials from relevant government agencies and market owners, with no market vendors. This leaves women vendors without a voice in decisions made or implemented by the committee. They also lack information about existing… Read more »