The Ministry of Labour, Immigration and Population held a national-level policy discussion on Monday at Hotel Amara in Nay Pyi Taw to include gender affairs into amendments of the law relating to employment and a national project concerning migration.
The change was made in cooperation with UN-Women and announced in an opening speech delivered by the Union Minister for the Labour, Immigration and Population U Thein Swe.
The Union Minister said that this meeting was held with the objective of conducting campaigns to make the public aware of the suggestions concerning migration according to the Convention on the Elimination of all Forms of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW) and highlighting the gender affairs concerning migration in the overseas employment law draft and national project concerning the migration.
The overseas employment supervision committee was reformed to include the ministries concerned in order to encourage migrant workers to work with dignity and to ensure a systematic migration.
The Ministry of Labour, Immigration and Population is conducting the activities with overseas employment agencies for migrant workers to have access to basic knowledge such as the dos and don’ts, it is learnt.
Incorporation of the requirements, opportunities and the rights of the migrant workers into the amendment of Myanmar migration-related law and consideration of the requirements of the women migrants in formulation of policies and plans are the only correct means for achievement of sustainable social development, officials said.