National Advisory Committee holds meeting on rights, opportunities for women migrant workers

The National Advisory Committee held a meeting on the rights and opportunities for women migrant workers in ASEAN region yesterday under the Safe and Fair Project jointly implemented by the Ministry of Labour, Immigration and Population, the International Labour Organization and the UN Women Myanmar.
Union Minister U Thein Swe, Deputy Minister U Myint Kyaing, Permanent Secretary U Myo Aung, Director-General for Department of Labour U Win Shein, Director-General for Department of Social Welfare Dr San San Aye, members of national consultative committee, UN Resident and Humanitarian Coordinator Mr Ota Almgren of UN Resident Coordinator Office, EU chargé d’affaires Dr Johann Hess, Liaison Officer Mr Donglin Li of ILO Myanmar and Country Representative Mr Nicholas Burniat of UN Women Myanmar joined the meeting.
During the meeting, the Union Minister said that the meeting was held with the aim of providing the effective ways in implementing the Safe and Fair Project, sharing advices to ILO and UN Women Myanmar, emerging of safe and fair migration, reducing the negative impacts of trafficking in persons, reviewing the results and reports of project.
According to the Safe and Fair Project, the preliminary training was provided to staff of committee on migrant workers and the Migrant Worker Resource Centres (MRCs) were opened in Hinthada, Aunglan and Loikaw and the new one will be in Mohnyin.
The officials of Ayeyawady Region need to conduct the educating programmes regarding the migration in line with the health guidelines of National-level on Prevention, Control and Treatment of COVID-19 and the Ministry of Health and Sports.
The relevant ministries and organizations also need to cooperate to overcome the challenges and to provide the women migrant workers not to lose their legal rights in workplaces, to protect them from violence, to provide job opportunities for than 150,000 migrants who returned to the country during COVID-19 pandemic and to prioritize all the workers including migrant employers who were seriously hit by COVID-19 in forthcoming process of Safe and Fair Project.
Then, the officials of UN Resident Coordinator Office, EU chargé d’affaires, ILO and UN Women Myanmar delivered remarks and briefed the migration, women’s development programmes, 2020 working plans of Safe and Fair Project and other activities in ASEAN regions.—MNA(Translated by Khine Thazin Han)

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