Migrant workers are at the greatest risk of poverty wages and unfair working conditions.
Freedom of association or the right to organise is crucial for workers - migrants or not - to be able to exercise their right to decent work.
Migrant workers are not only discriminated against when it comes to salaries but also often lack access to basic social service provisions including health care.
Migrant workers are becoming an increasingly important part of the workforce within the global garment industry. These workers are in a particularly vulnerable position in terms of workplace exploitation and face specific barriers to articulating and demanding their rights as workers.
All over the world, migrant workers are increasingly women. The ILO reports that 800,000 women every year leave their home countries in Asia to find work and that women migrate at a higher rate than men from countries such as Sri Lanka, Indonesia and the Philippines.