Legal protection for Southeast Asian migrant domestic workers: why it matters
Cook, Alistair David Blair
Hangzo, Pau Khan Khup
Date of Issue2011
S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies
Centre for Non-Traditional Security Studies
Domestic work is often excluded from the protections afforded to migrant workers through national and international laws, and this has led to exploitation and abuse. This NTS Insight investigates the dynamics of the migrant-domestic-worker sector by examining the experiences of Filipino and Indonesian migrant domestic workers in Saudi Arabia and Malaysia. It explains why domestic work remains unrecognised and poorly regulated, reviews current protection measures and charts potential ways forward to address the most common protection needs of migrant domestic workers.
Nanyang Technological University