Paul Clewett was the Asia Research Institute's 2014 Migrating out of Poverty Research and Communications Intern at the National University of Singapore. He is currently Program Assistant at MPI-Europe, the Migration Policy Institute's Brussels office. He writes in a personal capacity.
Friday, 19 December 2014
Wednesday, 17 December 2014
Monday, 8 December 2014
Dirty jobs but a brighter future? Migrant domestic workers and the discourse on slavery and forced labour
Domestic workers are often described as “modern-day slaves” because of their working conditions which bear many of the hallmarks of forced labour and also because of their intersecting disadvantages of race, gender and poverty. But listening to the stories of migrants working as domestic workers reveals that the choices they have made, to work as domestic workers are precisely to escape degrading situations and contexts. The realities of the lives of many poor rural women are more dirty, dangerous and demeaning than domestic work, which offers women the chance to earn and be independent.
Priya Deshingkar is the Research Director of the Migrating out of Poverty Research Programme Consortium.
Saturday, 6 December 2014
Monday, 1 December 2014
Visitors to the Johannesburg Volume 44 exhibition view '"Letter to a young sex worker" - a wall of letters written by the project participants'
Kudakwashe Vanyoro has concluded his Research, Communications and Outreach Internship at the African Centre for Migration and Society(ACMS), University of the Witwatersrand (South Africa), funded by the Migrating out of Poverty Research Consortium. Read Kuda's profile.
Monday, 22 September 2014
|Johannesburg by night - a site of "other means" of livelihoods|
Friday, 19 September 2014
Wednesday, 30 April 2014
Monday, 28 April 2014
by Grace Baey
Reading Across Worlds (RAW) is a project that aims to bring visibility to inspiring stories of domestic workers across Singapore through film and photography. Grace Baey reflects on the notion of ‘shareability’ that led her to set up the project with Bernice Wong and Ng Niqin, co-founder of the local arts initiative Beyond the Border Behind the Men (BTBBTM).