This article to mark the International Migrants Day 2015, discusses the adverse implications of upfront incentive payments to migrants by focusing on the case of female domestic workers from Sri Lanka to Saudi Arabia.
Female migrant workers make a vital contribution to the Sri Lankan economy, mainly through remittances. However, this economic gain often comes at a heavy social cost on the children they leave behind. This article highlights the discriminatory nature of the recent restriction on labour migration of mothers.
Does Foreign Employment through an Agency Minimize Vulnerability of Sri Lankan Female Domestic Workers?
It is often perceived that recruitment of female domestic workers through formal channels minimizes vulnerability. Is this really the case? A new study takes a closer look…
Increasing migrant remittances by altering the profile of migrant workers and labour markets abroad will require tackling six key challenges, argues a new study.
Sri Lankan migrant workers are an ‘invisible population’ of the country. The mutual support between migrant workers and the resident population of Sri Lanka is so important that both need the other for socio-economic success.