An international conference, themed “Gender and Migration: Asian Vision” took place on Ho Chi Minh City on May 24.

Jointly held by Ho Chi Minh City ’s University of Social Sciences and Humanities and the Rosa Luxemburg Stiftung organisation in Vietnam , the conference drew the attention of social scientists from Britain , Germany and India and 50 domestic experts.

The delegates exchanged experiences and shared their opinions on migration trends during crises, the impact of migration on cities, the improvement of living standards for migrants, especially women in Vietnam and Asian countries, and the development of proposals and projects to help migrants.

Doctor Nicola Piper from Germany said that the picture of international migration in recent years has diversified due to rapid changes in politics, economies, geography and society, raising the urgent issue of migrant control around the world. Countries need to revise policies and laws, with attention to gender issues, regarding interventional migration programmes, the researcher said.

On the issue of female migrants, Prof. Dang Nguyen Anh from Vietnam Institute for Social Sciences said that in the past decades, female migrants have increased in both quality and quantity.

At the conference, delegates also called for deeper gender-based research to make policies more effective and easier to enforce in Southeast Asian countries.-VNA