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Empowering women workers for a better ASEAN

  • Miwa Kato
    Miwa Kato

    Regional director of UN Women Asia and the Pacific

Bangkok | Fri, July 7, 2017 | 01:41 pm
Empowering women workers for a better ASEAN Women comprise nearly half of all intra-ASEAN migrant workers, and the percentage continues to grow, according to official data. (Shutterstock/File)

PREMIUM The 10 members of ASEAN form an economic powerhouse. The ASEAN Economic Community is now the world’s seventh-largest economy and third-largest labor force. But to maximize its enormous potential for further growth, the region needs to ensure that its labor force is diversified and ready to adapt, expand and move freely. Currently, the ASEAN region is a hotspot for labor migration. It h...

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