On 13-15 March 2015 at the Imperial Garden Hotel in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, MMN held a second consultation meeting on a joint research project on Migrant Women and Health. The research project was initiated in November 2014, and MMN and its partner organisations have been conducting qualitative and quantitative research on the specific areas of how migrant women take care of their health, and what underlying factors effect migrant women’s access to health care in the GMS region. The project is funded by the UNDP.
The following are the research partners: MAP Foundation, Empower Foundation, Legal Support for Children and Women (LSCW), Yunan Reproductive Health Institute, Women Galaxy, Sex Workers in Myanmar (SWIM) network, Centre for Research and Consultancy for Development (CRCD), National University of Laos. 20 research partners including country researchers, research advisors, consultant and MMN secretariat research team attended this consultation meeting to share findings, jointly analyse the results, as well as formulate conclusions and recommendations for governments, NGOs, health care professionals, and ASEAN, on how to better support migrant women’s health.
The report will be launched in April at the ASEAN People’s Forum in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.