Research

Our team of researchers are focused on illuminating the experiences of migrant workers in Singapore.
You can find all our position papers, research and submission reports below.

 
 

Position Papers

 

2017

9 January, 2017 — Wage Theft & Exploitation Among Singapore’s Migrant Workers. Download here.

 

2014

9 April, 2014 — Position paper on the Prevention of Human Trafficking Bill. Download here.

 

 

Reports

2015

6 October, 2015 — Work, Life and Well-Being of Foreign Domestic Workers in Singapore. Download here.

 

2013

8 October, 2013 — The Invisible Help: Trafficking into Domestic Servitude in Singapore. Download here.

 

2011

8 September, 2011 — The Exploitation of Migrant Chinese Construction Workers in Singapore. Download here.

 

2010

12 November, 2010 — Justice Delayed, Justice Denied: The Experiences of Migrant Workers in Singapore. Download here.

8 November, 2010 — Identifying Work-Related Stressors and Abuses and Understanding their Impact on the Health and Well-Being of Migrant Domestic Workers in Singapore. Download here.

7 October, 2010 — Made to Work: Employers’ Attitudes Towards Granting Regular Days Off to Migrant Domestic Workers. Download here.

 
 

 

Submissions

2018

14 August, 2018 — United Nations Universal Periodic Review: Mid-Term Review, Singapore. Download here.

16 February, 2018 — Submission to the Ministry of Manpower: Employment Act Review. Download here.

2017

6 October, 2017 — Shadow Report for the United Nations Committee on the Convention for the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women (Singapore). Download here.

30 August, 2017 — Shadow Report for the United Nations’ Committee on the Protection of Migrant Workers and Members of their Families (Indonesia) [English]. Download here.

9 August, 2017 — Shadow Report for the United Nations’ Committee on the Protection of Migrant Workers and Members of their Families (Indonesia) [Bahasa]. Download here.

9 March, 2017 — Shadow Report for the United Nations’ Committee on the Protection of Migrant Workers and Members of their Families (Bangladesh). Download here.

 
 

2016

9 October, 2016 — Submission to the Ministry of Manpower on the Employment Claims Tribunal. Download here.

 
 

2015

9 November, 2015 — Joint Submission to the Human Rights Council for the 23rd Session of the United Nations’ Universal Periodic Review (UPR) (Myanmar). Download here.

9 June, 2015 — Shadow Report for the United Nations Committee on the Convention for the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women (China). Download here.

 
 

2014

9 January, 2014 — Mid-Term Report: Follow-up on Recommendations of the United Nations Human Rights Council Under the Universal Periodic Review (Singapore). Download here.

 
 

2013

9 October, 2013 — Submission to the Ministry of Manpower on Phase Two of the Review of the Employment Act and Employment of Foreign Manpower Act. Download here.

 
 

2012

9 June, 2012 — Shadow Report for the United Nations Committee on the Convention for the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women (Indonesia). Download here.

 
 

2011

9 June, 2011 — Joint Submission with the Solidarity for Migrant Workers for the 11th Session of the Universal Periodic Review (UPR). Download here.

9 March, 2011 — Shadow Report for the United Nations Committee on the Convention for the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women (Singapore). Download here.

 
 

2008

9 December, 2008 — Submission Regarding Employment Act Amendments. Download here.