From village to victim, Myanmar women fear foreign maid work ban puts them at risk

The ban on women going abroad to find such employment was initiated in September 2014, following a number of high profile cases of worker abuse. Biak and her older sister Van Hnem left to find work as maids in Singapore with few job opportunities in their remote village in Chin State, the poorest region of Myanmar where 73 per […]

Fashion stores finding the right supply

Most of the shops are still small-scale affairs, however. While the shopkeepers work on the retail aspect of their stores, often the biggest challenge they face is choosing the right supply. Local fashion shops are usually supplied with foreign-made goods. The owners must weigh the pros and cons of buying at other local markets, making […]