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Analyses, Perspectives and Opinions

RLS Southeast Asia regularly publishes political analyses and working papers on current and relevant topics from the Mekong Region. Together with our partners, we shed light on different opinions and introduce perspectives on pressing social and ecological questions and challenges. The publications are categorized according to topics and countries and can be selected using the links below.

 Labour, Vietnam

Vietnam considers sending nationals working overseas a socio-economic strategy to develop human resources, solving unemployment, generating income, increasing foreign exchange reserves, and strengthening cooperative relations with other countries.

 Labour, Social Justice

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Domestic work has long existed not only in Vietnam but also in almost all countries in the world. Domestic workers, most of them are women, play an important role not only for the families employing them but also for the national economy and the labour market.

 Labour, Social Justice, Vietnam

The study “Challenges to social rights of workers in Vietnam - Case study of garment sector” conducted by Institute for Workers and Trade Unions (IWTU), Vietnam General Confederation of Labour (VGCL), 2017 in cooperation with Rosa-Luxemburg-Stiftung Southeast Asia (RLS SEA).

 Cambodia, Labour, Myanmar

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The study shows that SEZs in Greater Mekong Sub-region have played an important role in regional integration and economic development, however, they have been developed with limited transparency and locals are not involved in the planning process.

 Labour, Social Justice, Vietnam

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In this report the author Jekaterina Rudolph gives a short overview about the latest research activities on the implementation of migrants’ labour rights done by the Hue University of Science in September 2013.

 Labour, Vietnam

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In her findings, the author Randi Luise Becker aims to summarize the current status of domestic workers in Vietnam at present state.

 Labour, Vietnam

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In his working paper the author Volker Bellgart argues that Corporate Social Responsibility has a strong potential to help improving working conditions in Vietnam by empowering the Vietnam General Confederation of Labour, the state trade union.