Lao PDR Policy Brief: Health, HIV and Labour Migration in the GMS (Lao). ADB, JUNIMA and UNDP. (2014)

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Lao PDR is a source country for migrants to Thailand, with an estimated 105,000 registered Laotian workers in Thailand in 2011 (8 percent of all registered migrants in Thailand) and another 56,000 unregistered. Women from Lao PDR are employed primarily in domestic work and the entertainment sector, and men work in animal husbandry, construction, and factories. Seasonal temporary migration is common, with irregular cross-border movement widespread in the southern border provinces.

 

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Lao PDR Policy Brief: Health, HIV and Labour Migration in the GMS. ADB, JUNIMA and UNDP. (2014)

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Lao PDR is a source country for migrants to Thailand, with an estimated 105,000 registered Laotian workers in Thailand in 2011 (8 percent of all registered migrants in Thailand) and another 56,000 unregistered. Women from Lao PDR are employed primarily in domestic work and the entertainment sector, and men work in animal husbandry, construction, and factories. Seasonal temporary migration is common, with irregular cross-border movement widespread in the southern border provinces.

 

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Migration and Development: Evidence for Action. Enhancing Mobile Populations’ Access to HIV and AIDS Services, Information and Support. (2014)

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Few months back, EMPHASIS organized a regional consultation on migration and development in Delhi, India. Participants representing respective governments, UN agencies, IOM, academia, media, private sectors, civil society networks and I/NGOs from Nepal, India, Bangladesh and Thailand collectively reflected over various aspects of migration and development. The two days event was instrumental in creating a regional space for collective dialogues on innovation, challenges and opportunities around migration and development. For EMPHASIS this was also an opportunity to share its learning that have emerged from a comprehensive program at source, transit and destination.

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Migration and HIV. Swasti. (2014)

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Being a migrant is not a risk factor in itself, but poorer health and higher HIV vulnerability among migrants are explained by: discrimination, gender inequality, sexual violence and exploitation, dangerous working environments, poor living conditions, poor access to education and social services and, most importantly, poor access to health care. Migrants often lack access to mainstream health care, education and social services. Many migrants do not have legal status within their destination countries and live in isolation, making it difficult to protect themselves against the people who might exploit them or sexually abuse them. Social isolation and other factors may lead migrants to participate in high-risk behavior, including use of drugs and alcohol. Male migrants away from home may also pay for sex, while the female migrants might look to sex work when they need extra money and have no social network to support them. All of these situations and activities increase migrants’ vulnerability to HIV infection. 

 

Keywords: HIV, Asia-Pacific, migrant, discrimination, violence, gender, health care

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Migration, Health and Dignity in South Asia: Lessons from the EMPHASIS Project on Migration, Women’s Empowerment and HIV in Bangladesh, India and Nepal. Walker D, Bohidar N and Devkota P. (2014)

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In essence, the goal of the project was to reduce the vulnerability of mobile populations, particularly women, to HIV infection across selected cross-border zones in India, Bangladesh and Nepal. The core impact populations were Bengali-speaking and Nepalese migrants between the ages of 15 and 49. This report explores the project and the lessons it offers for both implementation and outcomes. It focuses, in particular, on women’s empowerment and safe migration, as these are the two areas that emerged as cross-cutting themes that had a major impact on the agency of women who were, in turn, catalysts for change over the five years of the project.

 

Keywords: HIV, migration, women, migrant workers, cross-border

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Myanmar Policy Brief: Health, HIV and Labour Migration in the GMS (Burmese). ADB, JUNIMA and UNDP. (2014)

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Myanmar is the largest source country for migration in the Greater Mekong Subregion (GMS), with Thailand as the primary destination. In 2011 some 1,154,400 migrants from Myanmar were registered in Thailand, with estimates of more than 1.5 million unregistered migrants, and an additional 130,000 Burmese refugees in the Thai border areas.

 

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Myanmar Policy Brief: Health, HIV and Labour Migration in the GMS. ADB, JUNIMA and UNDP. (2014)

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Myanmar is the largest source country for migration in the Greater Mekong Subregion (GMS), with Thailand as the primary destination. In 2011 some 1,154,400 migrants from Myanmar were registered in Thailand, with estimates of more than 1.5 million unregistered migrants, and an additional 130,000 Burmese refugees in the Thai border areas.

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Regional CSO Collaboration on HIV/AIDS for Mobile Populations. Raks Thai Foundation and ADB. (2014)

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The meeting was attended by 46 representatives from 30 CSOs of GMS countries, including Cambodia, China, Lao PDR, Myanmar, Vietnam, and Thailand, and international organizations such as Care International, IOM, and UN agencies and ADB. During the three-day meeting, participants had good opportunity to learn and share information about their roles, activities, and experience working with mobile populations on health, both within countries and along the border zones. This summary provides key outputs of the meeting more detail is provided in the full report.

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Thailand Policy Brief: Health, HIV and Labour Migration in the GMS (Thai). ADB, JUNIMA and UNDP. (2014)

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Thailand is the main destination country for 60 percent of migrants in the Greater Mekong Subregion (GMS), with 1.48 million registered migrants from Myanmar (78.6 percent), Cambodia (10.9 percent), and Lao PDR (10.5 percent) in 2011.

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Thailand Policy Brief: Health, HIV and Labour Migration in the GMS. ADB, JUNIMA and UNDP. (2014)

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Thailand is the main destination country for 60 percent of migrants in the Greater Mekong Subregion (GMS), with 1.48 million registered migrants from Myanmar (78.6 percent), Cambodia (10.9 percent), and Lao PDR (10.5 percent) in 2011.

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http://aidsdatahub.org/sites/default/files/highlight-reference/document/Nepal_National_Community_Led_HIV_Testing_Guidelines_2018.pdf
http://aidsdatahub.org/sites/default/files/highlight-reference/document/Cambodia_IBBS_PWID_PWUD_2017.pdf
http://aidsdatahub.org/sites/default/files/highlight-reference/document/Cambodia_IBBS_FEW_2017.pdf
http://aidsdatahub.org/sites/default/files/highlight-reference/document/DataHub_TB-HIV_Fact_Sheet_2018.pdf
http://aidsdatahub.org/sites/default/files/highlight-reference/document/UNAIDS_Global_AIDS_Monitoring_2018.pdf
http://aidsdatahub.org/sites/default/files/highlight-reference/document/NSACP_Sri_Lanka_National_HIV_Communication_Strategy_2017.pdf
http://aidsdatahub.org/sites/default/files/highlight-reference/document/NACO_Status_of_National_AIDS_Response_2017.pdf
http://aidsdatahub.org/sites/default/files/highlight-reference/document/NACO_State_Epi_factsheets_V1_North-East_region_2017.pdf
http://aidsdatahub.org/sites/default/files/highlight-reference/document/NACO_State_Epi_factsheets_V2_West_South_region_2017.pdf
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http://aidsdatahub.org/sites/default/files/highlight-reference/document/NACO_Annual_report_2016-17.pdf
http://aidsdatahub.org/sites/default/files/highlight-reference/document/Cambodia_Estimations_and_projections_of_HIV_AIDS_at_Sub-national_level_2016-2020.pdf
http://aidsdatahub.org/sites/default/files/highlight-reference/document/WHO_HIV_drug_resistance_report_2017.pdf
http://aidsdatahub.org/sites/default/files/highlight-reference/document/WHO_Guidelines_on_public_health_response_to_pretreatment_HIV_drug_resistance_2017.pdf
http://aidsdatahub.org/sites/default/files/highlight-reference/document/WHO_Guidelines_for_Managing_Advanced_HIV_Disease_and_Rapid_Initiation_of_ART_2017.pdf
http://aidsdatahub.org/sites/default/files/highlight-reference/document/WHO_What_New_in_Treatment_Monitoring_Viral_Load_and_CD4_Testing_2017.pdf
http://aidsdatahub.org/sites/default/files/highlight-reference/document/Pakistan_IBBS_2016-17.pdf
http://aidsdatahub.org/sites/default/files/highlight-reference/document/Pakistan_Mapping_Key_Populations_2015-16.pdf
http://aidsdatahub.org/sites/default/files/highlight-reference/document/UNAIDS_Global_AIDS_Update_2017_Data_2017_en.pdf
http://aidsdatahub.org/sites/default/files/highlight-reference/document/Myanmar_National_Strategic_Plan_on_HIV_and_AIDS_2016-2020.pdf
http://aidsdatahub.org/sites/default/files/highlight-reference/document/UNAIDS_2017_Global_AIDS_Monitoring_2016.pdf
http://aidsdatahub.org/sites/default/files/highlight-reference/document/Nepal-IBBS-FIDU-Kathmandu-valley-RI-2016.pdf
http://aidsdatahub.org/sites/default/files/highlight-reference/document/UNAIDS_methods_for_deriving_estimates_2016.pdf
http://aidsdatahub.org/sites/default/files/highlight-reference/document/2015_Size_Estimation_of_Key_Affected_Populations_in_Philippines.pdf
http://aidsdatahub.org/sites/default/files/highlight-reference/document/Assessment_of_Decentralization_of_ART_in_MMR_2016.pdf
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http://aidsdatahub.org/sites/default/files/highlight-reference/document/WHO_Consolidated_on_the_use_of_antiretroviral_drugs_for_treating_and_preventing_HIV_infection_2016.pdf
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