Advocacy for women migrant workers in Malaysia through an Intersectionality lens

Miles, Lilian ORCID logoORCID:, Lewis, Suzan ORCID logoORCID:, Teng, Lai Wan and Mat Yasin, Suziana (2019) Advocacy for women migrant workers in Malaysia through an Intersectionality lens. Journal of Industrial Relations . ISSN 0022-1856 [Article] (Published online first) (doi:10.1177/0022185618814580)

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Analysing labour migration through the lens of intersectionality provides valuable insights into the complex identities of women migrant workers and the multiple discriminations they struggle with. Intersectionality advocates argue that only through adopting such an approach can women’s multiple discriminations be challenged. Drawing on a case study of seven NGOs and one focus group of women migrant workers in a non-western context, Malaysia, we explore how advocacy organisations understand, interpret and adopt an intersectional approach in advancing the rights of its women migrant workers. We show that there are challenges, specific to the local context, which reduces the likelihood of organisations doing so. The Malaysian experience likely has significance for similar advocacy in other Asian countries.

Item Type: Article
Research Areas: A. > Business School > Leadership, Work and Organisations > Diversity and Gender group
Item ID: 25628
Notes on copyright: Miles, L., Lewis, S., Teng, L. W., & Yasin, S. M. (2019). Advocacy for women migrant workers in Malaysia through an intersectionality lens. Journal of Industrial Relations (Journal Volume Number and Issue Number) pp. xx-xx. Copyright © Australian Labour and Employment Relations Association (ALERA) 2019. DOI: 10.1177/0022185618814580. Reprinted by permission of SAGE Publications.
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Date Deposited: 19 Nov 2018 17:42
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