The focus on women migrant workers reflects the shared priority of the ILO TRIANGLE in ASEAN programme supported by Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) and Global Affairs Canada (GAC). National research (supported by DFAT) of this kind is crucial in ensuring that the benefits of labour migration are equally realized by men and women migrant workers, employers, and governments within a country context, and vital for shaping improved legislation and policy. In shifting the emphasis towards enabling the
development potential of migration, TRIANGLE in ASEAN aims to shape labour migration opportunities to support inclusive and sustainable growth in the ASEAN Economic Community (AEC).
The findings from this study should help to reshape legislation and policy to better reflect women migrant workers’ development needs and experiences. This research may also trigger much needed research on the longitudinal effects of migration on society, to enable labour migration policies grounded in evidence. The report concludes with recommendations that could enable better outcomes for women migrant workers from Viet Nam, and across the region.
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