Vietnam witnessed the gathering of victims and OSH activists as the Asian Network for the Rights of Occupational and Environmental (ANROEV) held a conference in the city Hanoi last September 4-5, 2015.
Asia Monitor Resource Centre (AMRC) attended the Global Conference on Workers Rights and Shared Prosperity in Bogor, Indonesia. The Conference held last August 10-12, 2015, with the theme of “Labor Migration: Who Benefits was organized by the Solidarity Center. Sanjiv Pandita, Executive Director of AMRC, shared the realities of migration in Asia and spoke during the Precarious Work and Labour Migration plenary.
Different groups condemn the adverse social and environmental impacts of oil palm plantations in Indonesia on workers, peasants, indigenous peoples, and the environment during a workshop jointly organised by Asia Monitor Resource Centre, WALHI Kalteng, and Sawit Watch in Palangkaraya, Central Kalimantan on 8-9 August 2015.
Asia Monitor Resource Centre, through its Occupational Safety and Health Program, conducted an occupational safety and health (OSH) training with electronics workers from the Buc Ning Province in Vietnam last June 26-27, 2015. The 2-day Training of Trainors (ToT) took place in the export processing zone (EPZs) located inside of Buc Ning Province.
Below are posters that are available for download.
The posters highlight the fact that women workers, although they must juggle the roles of provider, mother, wife and so many more, can also be effective leaders. As leaders in their communities, associations, or unions, they can represent and advocate for the needs and demands of other women, which are often ignored when women's voices are marginalised.
Unity Statement of the National Oil Palm Conference
Davao City, Philippines
The palm oil industry is promoted as a “sunshine industry” now among the Philippine government’s priorities. Palm oil is one of the most highly-traded commodities at the global level. Oil palm is touted as a “tree of peace” with its promises of livelihood and development, food security, poverty alleviation and economic stability.
Since the early 2000s, clusters of rare acute interstitial pneumonitis of children were noticed every spring in Korea. The prognosis was quite poor and many of them died. In 2011 April, 7 pregnant women were hospitalized for acute severe respiratory disease of similar nature, and half of them died.