ILO/UN Women

COVID-19 and women migrant workers in ASEAN

This brief explores the multi-dimensional impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on women migrant workers in and from the ASEAN region. While women migrant workers in the ASEAN region strive to protect their livelihoods and their health, COVID-19 has presented them with a health crisis, compounded by detrimental impacts on freedom from violence and harassment, employment, income, social protection, access to services, and access to justice. This brief outlines the critical programmatic and policy responses needed. The ILO-UN Women Spotlight Initiative Safe and Fair Programme is committed to ensuring women migrant workers’ rights are protected and they receive support when and where they need it.

Briefing note | 04 June 2020