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UN Consultancy Paper on Migrant Domestic Workers released

29 April, 2013

Associate Professor Nicola Piper and one of the Department’s PhD scholars, Sohoon Lee, were recently granted a consultancy by the UN to develop a backgrounder and issues paper for the Global Forum on Migration and Development (GFMD) deliberations concerning women migrant workers, especially women migrant domestic workers.

This policy paper has now been released for public distribution. It focuses on issues affecting migrant domestic workers migrating within and from the Asia-Pacific region whilst also taking a global scope. It critically assesses how to best harness the contributions of migrant domestic workers, most of whom are women, to sustainable development in countries of origin and destination. Although coming from a labour perspective, the discussion goes beyond economic contributions by including social remittances and political activism. 

Click here to view the full report (PDF)