Jump to navigation. Governments have imposed various measures to contain the spread of the virus, including lockdowns of borders, the economy and transportation, virus surveillance through mass testing and contact tracing, as well as social distancing and quarantine policies. Many Laotian migrant workers lost their jobs when shops, retail outlets and local markets in Thailand were closed to contain the COVID outbreak. The lockdown in Thailand led to peaks in unemployment, income loss among the most vulnerable and queues at overland crossings to return to Laos. Additionally, the research has specific interest in understanding the divergent impacts of the COVID situation on different groups of workers.
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Lao PDR has the highest rates of early marriage in the region, even though the law sets the age of marriage at Young brides are more vulnerable to sexual abuse from their partners and to unintended pregnancy. The overall goal of the project is improved sexual reproductive and maternal health SRMH in remote ethnic communities in Sekong Province. The action contributes to reduced child marriage, as well as providing SRMH knowledge and developing youth friendly health infrastructure. The action engages the whole community to reflect on harmful traditions and their negative impact on the development of girls, and to create an enabling environment for girls. CARE also provides organizational and technical capacity development to local governments and partners to enable them to deliver key messages on the link between child marriage and pregnancy risk to the targeted ethnic minorities. This report is 17 pages long.
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This article seeks to draw connections between a political ecology of global investment in resource sector development and a culturally informed understanding of rural out-migration across the Lao—Thai border. The author highlights how the departures of rural youth for wage labor in Thailand and the remittances they return to sending villages are becoming important for understanding agrarian transformations in Laos today. In the first section the author introduces the contemporary context of cross-border migrations across the Lao—Thai Mekong border.
It was developed from a gender perspective and provides information on the risks and practices that migration from Lao PDR to Thailand has on female Lao migrants. The research involved a literature review and analysis of data from interviews and focus group discussions. The interviews were used to analyse the general policy environment and the effects of policies relating to female migrant workers and their families and the activities taking place to improve the situation of Lao migrant workers in Thailand. In addition, 20 interviews in eight villages were conducted with returned female migrant workers and their families in the Lao provinces of Savannakhet and Champasak to identify problems that the women faced in returning and reintegrating after working in Thailand. During the field visits, the researchers organized five focus group discussions with returned female migrant workers.