This research has shown the prevalence of modern slavery in Asia amongst domestic workers and the need for an integrated approach to address it. The recommendations in this report require action by stakeholders on multiple levels, from national and regional government bodies in both source and destination countries, to the business community and migrant networks.
See the full report for details on recommendations in each area. In summary, key needs are:
- Improving and implementing rules and regulations for workers, recruiters and employers;
- More transparency around migration opportunities, risks and costs by investing in accessible and relevant information sources;
- Reducing recruitment costs and debt through more ethical and economically sensible recruitment practices;
- Monitoring and vetting of agencies by the government, between agencies, and by migrant workers themselves;
- Increasing financial planning capacity for workers by making necessary tools and trainings available, and;
- Investing in rights awareness campaigns that target both workers and employers.
Promoting change in the key areas listed above has the potential to unlock problems that are most harmful to labour migrants – particularly their limited ability to control their own migration – and push all parties involved to pursue more ethical and economically sound practices.
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