The term “trafficking” attracts funding, but it obscures how trafficking-like practices are already part of regular labour migration processes for both men and women. … More What we can learn from listening to victims of “trafficking”
Academia is not a panacea, but adopting its tenets of multiple truths allows us to better understand the world in which we work. … More The elephant in the room: Why should global civil society care about academia?
The aftermath of three dizzying days at the Global Forum on Migration and Development 2016.… More Dreaming in Dhaka: a postscript on GFMD 2016
Spoiler alert: NGO pressures, a supply crunch, fears of lagging behind international standards, and a lucky alignment within Singapore’s political elite. … More This is how domestic workers won a day off in Singapore
Be neutral, be constructive, and keep it simple: three ways that research can make a difference to policies in Singapore. We check in with Anja Wessels from HOME to find out more. … More So what? It’s just a few people: how research can change policy in Singapore
The personal is the political. It’s an adage that I’ve often heard, but it was TWC2’s day school about migrant workers that brought it home. … More The messiness of real life