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Global Migration Report 2015 – Out Now!

The 2015 edition of the Global Migration Report (On Migration, Development and Migrant Movement) is out! In this edition, we will look into the trend of international migration vis-á-vis the migration for development framework being propagated


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Psychosocial Profile and Perspectives of Foreign Brides

The study is a documentation on the demographic, psycho-social and perspectives of foreign brides in Hong Kong, Taiwan, Japan and Korea, as these are areas with concentration of foreign brides in Asia. Download here


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Attitude of the Local People to Foreign Brides

This research looks at how local nationals from different countries in Asia – namely Hong Kong, Korea, Japan and Taiwan — see the negative and positive effects of having immigrant brides in their society, and whether they can identify


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The Role and Process of Remittances in the Labor Export Industry in the Philippines

This report counters arguments that rapid economic development in the Third World can stem the current flow of outmigration, and point out that the effects of the 1997 Asian economic crisis, in particular the growing number


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Segyehwa (“Globalization”) and Korea: Worsening Crisis in Society, Worsening Conditions for Migrant Workers

This research is an offshoot of the SVD-JPIC conference on migrants. Through this collaborative project of the Asia Pacific Mission for Migrants (APMM) and the SVD-JPIC, relevant information on grassroots migrant organizations, migrant institutions and advocates was


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Deteriorating Conditions in the Japanese Economy and Its Impact on Migrant Labor

This study gathers already published literature regarding the current economic situation in Japan and how it impacts governmental policies on immigration and foreign workers. It is divided into four topics: (1) the present economic conditions in


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Profile of Indonesian Labor Migration

Conducted in 2003, this APMM case study profiles Indonesian labor migration from a social-historical perspective. It was one of this first studies in this area when it was published, and except for the outdated statistics, its


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Triple Whammy: A Study on the Contemporary Situation and Problems of Indonesian Migrant Workers in Taiwan

This book is a collection of three researches conducted by the Asia Pacific Mission for Migrants (APMM) in cooperation with the Graduate Institute for Social Transformation Studies, Shih Hsin University in Taiwan and the Centre for


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NGO Shadow Report on Labor Trafficking in Taiwan

This shadow report contains the results of monitoring and investigation on the ground regarding the implementation of the anti-trafficking law by Taiwan authorities. It also contains the consolidated voices of migrant workers and advocate institutions as well


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Prisoners in a Foreign Land: Migrant Workers in Jail

“Prisoners in a Foreign Land: Migrant Workers in Jail” is an exploration of the vulnerability of migrant workers to imprisonment and detention on the context of existing policies and practices both in the host and sending countries;


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The Making of a Transnational Grassroots Migrant Movement

This study by Prof. Hsiao Chuan-Hsia of Taiwan analyzes how migrant workers from the Philippines, Indonesia, Thailand, Nepal, and Sri Lanka have worked together across nation-state, racial, and gender boundaries. In particular, it describes the AMCB’s


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For Better or For Worse: Comparative Research on Equity and Access for Marriage Migrants

This comparative study of marriage migrants in Taiwan, South Korea, Japan, Hong Kong and Australia gives us a glimpse into the reality of marriage migration in the region. While it touches on how marriage migrants are initially exploited


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Migrant Unionism in Hong Kong: A Case Study of Experiences of Foreign Domestic Workers in Hong Kong (revised edition)

This case study synthesizes the decades-long experiences of migrant unionism in Hong Kong and delves deeply into the core dynamics of the most vibrant migrant movement in the Asia Pacific. In terms of practical know-how, it


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New Lives, New Roots: Life Stories of Marriage Migrants

This book features the life stories of Justine, Diana, Amna, Erna and Mei. With their stories, they hope to inspire fellow marriage migrants to continue and strive to make their lives better. It put a human


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Half the Sky: Stories of Women Marriage Migrants and Their Empowerment

This book is a collection of stories about women marriage migrants who did not only face a life of sacrifice and struggle in their new home countries but also found strength and empowerment through joining an


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