Asia remains a difficult place for women workers to work. In our patriarchal societies, women workers are discriminated against, marginalised, and their work is undervalued, even as they comprise the majority of Asia’s working population. In labour organisations, women workers are rarely represented in leadership positions even in organisations where the membership is predominantly women. AMRC believes that women workers must be heard and be able to lead in order to build a strong, democratic, inclusive and fair labour movement in the region.
Research Report by Labour at Infomal Economy, Bangladesh
This action research conducted by EILER examines how women in the informal sector in two urban communities in Manila make the most of available resources in order to rise above their seemingly disadvantaged situation within the economy.
*This manual was updated in May 2016 with the new regulations in China.
This year, in the run up to International Women's Day, on March 8, 2016, AMRC is publishing a series of stories to highlight the struggles and voices of women workers from across Asia.
A day to honor and celebrate women workers and their struggles, but also a reminder that there is still a long way to go for women workers in Asia.