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Archive: February 2016

Shanzeh Ameen - Blog 3: Women Migrant Workers’ Remittances in Nepal: Impacts, Issues and Recommendations

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This blog post explores the impact of the remittances sent by Nepali women migrant workers on the economy, quality of life and their unintended consequences, such as 'social remittances' and human costs. This blog also discusses how governments, the private sector and activists should recognize women migrant workers' as agents in achieving the Millenium Development Goals (MDGs) and their contribution to poverty reduction.

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Emily Ashton - Blog 2: Welcome home

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This blog post serves as both an introduction to the organization I’m working with and a theoretical overview of the research project I’m undertaking with the support of UVic CAPI and the QES scholar’s program.

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Chih Chen - Blog 3: Migrant rights, international conventions, and the potentials of intersectoral consultation

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On December 8th, 2015, I had the opportunity to attend the first gender and migration forum organized by a partnership between UN Women (Asia and the Pacific), the Commission on Human Rights in the Philippines (CHR) and my host organization, the Center for Migrant Advocacy (CMA). I recount my observations from that day and reflect on the UN treaty process in terms of its potential to mobilize rights-based work.

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