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This brief highlights the impact of COVID-19 on migrants, refugees and displaced people and offers some policy recommendations to ensure their health and well-being are protected in COVID-19 prevention, response and recovery.

 
 
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This brief explores the multi-dimensional impact on women migrant workers, highlighting that COVID-19 is not only a health crisis but also a crisis with detrimental effects on freedom from violence and harassment, employment, income, social protection, access to services, and access to justice.

 
 
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The COVID-19 pandemic disproportionately affects women migrant workers across Asia and the Pacific, in particular those with irregular migration status. Concluding the four-part guidance note series, this paper focuses on the emerging impacts of the pandemic on women migrant workers and recommendations to support governments, donors, civil society organizations, employers and the private sector in addressing those impacts. Essentially, more assertive and collective efforts are needed to ensure migrant-inclusive and gender-responsive measures in preventing further spread of the virus.

 
 
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Social protection is a universal human right and a key element of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. While this right unequivocally applies to migrants, irrespective of migration status, migrant women in particular often remain excluded. Against this backdrop, this policy brief discusses the barriers that migrant women face in accessing social protection and provides recommendations for States to meet their obligation to overcome these, particularly in relation to health care, maternity protection and essential services for victims and survivors of violence.

 
 
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Nepali women and girls are vulnerable to violence at the hands of their husbands and in-laws. The key drivers of women’s vulnerability to violence against women and girls (VAWG) in the migrant communities of Nepal include gender inequitable norms, the lower position of young married women in the family, poor spousal and in-law relations, and poverty. In this context, working with the family has great potential to reduce violence and improve the conditions of women and girls.

 
 
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This report presents an analysis of the recommendations made by the United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues (UNPFII) on the issues of sexual and reproductive health and rights and gender-based violence. It also reviews the implementation of these recommendations by United Nations Member States. 

 
 
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This study intends to provide a brief context of the current situation of migrants’ health rights, primarily by looking at the progression of HIV and AIDS related policies and practices over time. HIV is considered an indicator because it is one of the most sensitive health conditions. As a treatable disease, considerations surrounding HIV extend beyond health and encompass social issues of stigma and discrimination.

 
 
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This policy brief is based on the results of the report entitled, “For Money and Sex – The HIV Vulnerability and Risks of MSM Migrant Workers from Bangladesh, Pakistan and the Philippines,” which was produced with support from the UNAIDS Regional Support Team for Asia and the Pacific.

 
 
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This is the first round of the IBBS survey conducted among MLM in six eastern districts (Illam, Panchthar, Dhankuta, Jhapa, Morang and Sunsari districts) of Nepal. The first round of survey was undertaken to assess the burden of HIV, ither STI prevalence, and its associated factors. This baseline data will also help to analyye trends of HIV prevalence and its associated factors in future.

 
 
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The report is the third round of the Integrated Biological and Behavioral Surveillance Survey (IBBS) among the wives of migrant labourers in Province 7 (Far-Western) of Nepal. The survey is based on the data of 400 wives of those migrant labourers in the four districts (Achham, Doti, Kanchanpur, and Kailali) who temporarily migrate or used to migrate to India to work as labourers.