The growing pace of economic globalization coupled with the current state of unemployment and increasing poverty in many developing countries have created more migrant workers than ever before. Poor economic conditions in home communities and high rates of unemployment compel millions of migrant workers from across Asia and Africa to flock to developed countries. According to the International Labour organisation (ILO), there are currently approximately 175 million migrants around the world, roughly half of them workers. Women make up almost half of these migrants.

Read the full report from the April 2014 Consultation from Colombo, Sri Lanka