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which describes the experiences of the women migrant workers working in Ruili-China. Forgotten Workforce, by the Burmese Women’s Union (BWU), documents stories of migrant women from different parts of Burma, particularly the drought-stricken central dry zone. The women’s stories reveal persistent patterns of work exploitation, gender-discrimination and mistreatment by employers in China. Many end up in dank workshops using hazardous electrical equipment and chemicals to polish Burmese petrified wood ornaments for the Chinese market while others are facing high health and safety risks in the sex industry.
When: Time: Place:
23 February 2012 10:00 – 12:00 International Center -------------
For Further information, please contact: Daw Nuge War- 087 3399480 Thwel Zin Toe – 089 755 3071
Sincerely, Burmese Women’s Union