*This manual was updated in May 2016 with the new regulations in China.
This training manual was produced by China Labor Support Network (CLSN) for their training workshop on the Reproductive Health of Women workers in the garments and electronics manufacturing industries, mainly because of the higher concentration of women employees in these industries.
Research Report by Labour at Infomal Economy, Bangladesh
This action research was conducted between 2014 and 2015 to examine the working and living conditions of a broad spectrum of women workers in Bangladesh, and to make recommendations as to how their conditions can be improved through capacity building, organising and advocacy, while taking into consideration their specific concerns. In addition to garment workers, informal workers such as waste pickers, street vendors, domestic workers and tea plantation workers were included.
Asia Monitor Resource Centre (AMRC), recently concluded a Partners Meeting in Bangkok, Thailand.The event, held between 26-28 October 2015, brought together 55 participants from 42 organisations from 13 countries across Asia.
In the Southeast Asian region, working poor women account for 30 percent of vulnerable and unpaid family workers. The traditional values in society have put women of the lower economic strata namely the working-poor in a vulnerable position, where they are stigmatized for lacking skills and capacity.