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- Asia Pacific Women's Meeting Declares: Recognize the
Work, Dignity and Human Rights of Women in Prostitution
- Asia Pacific Women's Consultation on Prostitution press release, 24
- Report On Labor Asia Conf In Berkeley
- By Anne O'Neill, in Daily Cal Newspaper, 7 February 1998.
Example of international solidarity as Local labor unions host Asian
labor leaders urging American workers to support their struggle for
a democratic role in the remaking of their local economies and social,
political and business structures.
- Asian unions call for regional social action plan
- From ICFTU Online..., 24 April 1998. The International Labour
Organisation Tripartite Meeting on Social Responses to the Financial
Crisis in East and South East Asian Countries, took place in Bangkok
- Workers vent anger at economic collapse
- From The Irish Times World, Saturday, May
2, 1998. Violence and mass protests replaced traditional Labour Day
celebrations yesterday as Asia's workers took to the streets to vent
their anger over rising unemployment and food prices.
- Crisis and repression in Asia(4)
- From ICFTU Online..., 14 June 1998. On the 50th anniversary
of the international recognition of trade union rights, repression
of trade union activists shows no sign of abating. The countries of
Asia reacted differently to the unprecedented crisis that swept across
the region in 1997.
- Migrants at the mercy of human traffickers. Global
economic woes compound situation
- By Anjira Assavanonda, 7 November 1998. The current economic crisis
coupled with the suppression of illegal workers have aggravated the
vulnerable situation of migrants, particularly women, caught in
the human trafficking racket in the Asia-Pacific region.
- Flexible Dimensions of a Permanent Crisis:
TNCs, Flexibility, and Workers in Asia
- By Gerard Greenfield, 23 December 1998. The impermanence
or transitory character of jobs, and the way in which they
could be cast off so easily are all issues relating to
what happened well before Asia's economic crisis and what workers
will face for a long time to come.
- Labouring under the Crisis
- By Boonthan Sakanond, IPS, 31 January 1999. The job losses and social
havoc caused by Asia's economic crisis is prompting international
bodies and trade union groups to call for a radical rethink of
labor policies throughout the region.
- Asian Meet Undecided on Legalising Sex Workers
- By Laxmi Murthy, IPS, 10 June 1999. Whether prostitution is work or
social evil divides Asian nations.