Advocacy for women migrant workers in Malaysia through an Intersectionality lens

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Miles, L., Lewis, S., Teng, L. and Mat Yasin, S. 2019. Advocacy for women migrant workers in Malaysia through an Intersectionality lens. Journal of Industrial Relations. https://doi.org/10.1177/0022185618814580
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TitleAdvocacy for women migrant workers in Malaysia through an Intersectionality lens
AuthorsMiles, L., Lewis, S., Teng, L. and Mat Yasin, S.
Abstract

Analysing labour migration through the lens of intersectionality provides valuable insights into the complex identities of women migrant workers and the multiple discriminations they struggle with. Intersectionality advocates argue that only through adopting such an approach can women’s multiple discriminations be challenged. Drawing on a case study of seven NGOs and one focus group of women migrant workers in a non-western context, Malaysia, we explore how advocacy organisations understand, interpret and adopt an intersectional approach in advancing the rights of its women migrant workers. We show that there are challenges, specific to the local context, which reduces the likelihood of organisations doing so. The Malaysian experience likely has significance for similar advocacy in other Asian countries.

Research GroupDiversity and Gender group
PublisherSage
JournalJournal of Industrial Relations
ISSN0022-1856
Publication dates
Online16 Jan 2019
Publication process dates
Deposited19 Nov 2018
Accepted11 Oct 2018
Accepted author manuscript
Copyright Statement

Miles, L., Lewis, S., Teng, L. W., & Yasin, S. M. (2019). Advocacy for women migrant workers in Malaysia through an intersectionality lens. Journal of Industrial Relations (Journal Volume Number and Issue Number) pp. xx-xx. Copyright © Australian Labour and Employment Relations Association (ALERA) 2019. DOI: 10.1177/0022185618814580. Reprinted by permission of SAGE Publications.

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)https://doi.org/10.1177/0022185618814580
LanguageEnglish
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