Migrant Forum in Asia
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Policy Brief No. 7 (2013) | Social Protection for Low-Skilled Migrant Workers and their Families

The current dominance of neoliberal globalisation has led to an attack on social protection systems around the world. Many citizens are experiencing the loss of social protection entitlements leading to increasing disparities and insecurity for many workers. The increase in informalisation of work functions to place many workers in less secure contexts. Structural adjustment policies in most developing countries has led to an increase in the informal sector of work. Social protection has become an urgent issue for all workers; especially low skilled migrant workers who face triple disadvantages of discrimination, marginalisation and vulnerability[1] and are often excluded from social security benefits.

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MFA is a regional network of non-government organizations (NGOs), associations and trade unions of migrant workers, and individual advocates in Asia who are committed to protect and promote the rights and welfare of migrant workers.

It is guided by a vision of an alternative world system based on respect for human rights and dignity, social justice, and gender equity, particularly for migrant workers.

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