Publications

2020

  1. Making women migrant workers count: Sex disaggregation of labour migration statistics in ASEAN (2019 data)

    15 December 2020

    The International Labour Migration Statistics (ILMS) Database in ASEAN has been published annually since December 2014. In validating, annotating and gathering information from relevant surveys and administrative records produced in ASEAN, ILMS Database in ASEAN fills an important knowledge gap for national and regional policy-makers and for the broader research community. In 2019 ILMS was updated to ensure data disaggregations by sex for all data categories. This allows for a concerted focus on data on women migrant workers throughout ASEAN. The collection and use of data on women migrant workers in ASEAN ensures that women are counted and seen. Only with accurate data, can governments form evidence-based, gender-responsive policies and tripartite-plus partners ensure essential service provision is proportionate to women’s numbers in labour migration.

  2. Mobile women and mobile phones: Women migrant workers’ use of information and communication technologies in ASEAN

    15 December 2020

    The joint ILO-UN Women Safe and Fair Programme: Realizing women migrant workers’ rights and opportunities in the ASEAN region (part of the multi-year EU-UN Spotlight Initiative to Eliminate Violence Against Women and Girls) undertook a qualitative study involving potential and returned women migrant workers in four countries of origin in the ASEAN region – Cambodia, Indonesia, Myanmar, and the Philippines. The study covers intra-ASEAN labour migration, including women who intended to migrate to, or had just returned from, Malaysia, Singapore, or Thailand. The study provides insight into women migrant workers’ use of mobile phones, and how women migrant workers could access more accurate information throughout the migration process and increase their connections with peers.

  3. Domestic Workers Convention, 2011 (No.189) and Domestic Workers Recommendation, 2011 (No.201)

    10 December 2020

    The Domestic Workers Convention, 2011 (No.189) recognizes the special conditions under which domestic work is carried out and provides provisions concerning decent work for domestic workers. The Domestic Workers Recommendation, 2011 (No.201) supplements the Convention and promotes good practices in protecting domestic workers. (Both in English and Myanmar language)

  4. Minimum Wage Fixing Convention, 1970 (No.131)

    10 December 2020

    The Minimum Wage Fixing Convention, 1970 (No.131) protects wage earners against unduly low wages, with special reference to developing countries, and provides provisions regarding minimum wage fixing machinery and related challenges. (Both in English and Myanmar language)

  5. Extending the scope of social security to internal migrants in the informal economy: An analysis for Myanmar

    07 December 2020

    Extending the scope of social security to internal migrants in the informal economy: an analysis for Myanmar, examines the extent of social protection coverage for workers in Myanmar, particularly internal migrant workers in the informal economy.

  6. Assessment Study on the Skills of Returned Myanmar Migrants

    04 December 2020

    The Assessment Study on the Skills of Returned Myanmar Migrants was conducted in November 2019 prior to the return of Myanmar workers due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

  7. Virtual Press Briefing on ILO Convention 138

    23 November 2020

    Media coverage report

  8. Myanmar signs up to key international convention on minimum working age ahead of the World Day Against Child Labour

    23 November 2020

    Media coverage report

  9. A guide to SaverAsia

    19 November 2020

    This is a quick guide covering the main functions of the SaverAsia app.

  10. ပြည်ပလုပ်သားရွှေ့ပြောင်းသွားလာခြင်းဆိုင်ရာစီမံအုပ်ချုပ်မှု

    12 November 2020

    DIILM update 3# - DIILM စီမံကိန်းအနေဖြင့် ပြည်ပလုပ်သားရွှေ့ပြောင်း သွားလာခြင်း စီမံအုပ်ချုပ်မှုဆိုင်ရာ ဥပဒေများနှင့် မူဝါဒဆိုင်ရာမူဘောင် ခိုင်မာအားကောင်းစေရန် အလုပ်သမား၊ လူဝင်မှုကြီးကြပ်ရေးနှင့် ပြည်သူ့အင်အား ဝန်ကြီးဌာန(MOLIP)၊ လွှတ်တော်အမတ်များ၊ မြန်မာပြည်ပအလုပ်အကိုင်ဝန်ဆောင်မှု လုပ်ငန်းရှင်များအဖွဲ့ချုပ်(MOEAF)၊ အလုပ်သမားအဖွဲ့အစည်းများ၊ အရပ်ဘက်အဖွဲ့အစည်းများနှင့်အတူ ပူးပေါင်း၍ ဆောင်ရွက်လျက်ရှိပါသည်

  11. International Labour Migration Governance

    12 November 2020

    DIILM update #3 focuses on the ILO’s work with the Ministry of Labour, Immigration, and Population (MOLIP); Parliamentarians, the Myanmar Overseas Employment Agencies Federation, labour organizations and CSOs to strengthen the legislative and policy framework governing international labour migration

  12. Policy Coherence for Development: Gender Equality and Women’s Empowerment in Labour Migration Governance in Myanmar

    11 November 2020

    This paper provides an overview of the legal framework and actors involved in governing migration, gender equality, and women’s empowerment in Myanmar, and examines examples of gaps in the design and implementation phases of the policy cycle that affect women migrant workers in particular. Invisibility is a key issue: large numbers of women migrant workers, particularly domestic workers, are engaged in sectors that are not covered by labour law and migrate through irregular channels. At the same time, gender discrimination is not defined in Myanmar legislation, despite the presence of policy objectives to advance gender equality. This triple invisibility leaves women more vulnerable to abuse and exploitation and less able to proactively achieve goals.

  13. The Responsible Supply Chains in Asia brochure (Burmese Language)

    05 November 2020

    အာရှ ေဒသအတွင်း တာဝန်ယူမှုရှိေသာ ထုတ်လုပ် ဖြန့်ချိမှု လုပ်ငန်းကွင်းဆက်များ- မြန်မာနုိင်ငံ

  14. The supply chain ripple effect: How COVID-19 is affecting garment workers and factories in Asia and the Pacific

    21 October 2020

    This research brief assesses the impacts of the COVID-19 crisis on workers and factories in garment supply chains in Asia and the Pacific, presenting evidence from the main garment-exporting countries of the region, summarizing policy responses and proposing ways forward.

  15. အိမ်အကူအလုပ်သမားများအတွက် သင့်လျော်ကောင်းမွန်သော အလုပ်အကိုင် လက်တွေ့ ဖော်ဆောင်ပေးခြင်း

    20 October 2020

    DIILM Update #2 အိမ်အကူအလုပ်သမားများ၊ အောက်တိုဘာလ ၂၀၂၀

  16. Making decent work a reality for domestic workers

    20 October 2020

    DIILM Update No. 2 Domestic Workers, October 2020

  17. Myanmar Guide to Comprehensive International Labour Standards on Social Security

    15 October 2020

    International labour standards are increasingly important in times of economic and social crisis. Significantly, standards relating to social security guarantees income security and health protection with benefits to ensure people have access to medical care and health services throughout their life. Social security is critical to increasing resilience, alleviating poverty and is a stabilizing economic force.

  18. ကိုဗစ်နိုင်တင်း ကမ္ဘာ့ကပ်ရာဂါကာလအတွင်း DIILM စီမံကိန်းအနေဖြင့် ရွှေ့ပြောင်း သွားလာသူများ၏ လိုအပ်ချက်များကို တုံ့ပြန် ဖြည့်ဆည်း‌ ဆောင်ရွက်ပေးမှုများ

    07 October 2020

    DIILM Update #1 ကိုဗစ်နိုင်တင်း တုံ့ပြန် ဆောင်ရွက်မှုများ၊ စက်တင်ဘာလ ၂၀၂၀

  19. DIILM’s responses to the needs of migrants during the Covid-19 pandemic

    07 October 2020

    DIILM Update #1 Covid-19 Response, September 2020

  20. For Journalists: An introduction to the Responsible Supply Chains in Asia (Myanmar) programme

    01 October 2020

    This document contains a brief summary of key elements of the RSCA programme