Migrant workers in Malaysia: COVID-19's impact on the rights of their children and siblings in Pakistan

Khoso, Abdullah and Mohamad Noor, Ahmad Hilmi (2021) Migrant workers in Malaysia: COVID-19's impact on the rights of their children and siblings in Pakistan. International Journal of Childrens Rights, 29 (2). pp. 475-495. ISSN 0927-5568, DOI https://doi.org/10.1163/15718182-29020008.

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With the help of narratives of migrant workers in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, this article seeks to understands the impacts of the COVID-19 (known as the 2019 novel coronavirus) pandemic on the rights of their children and children's siblings in Pakistan. The pandemic impacted the flow of remittances to their families, which further impacted children's right to education, livelihoods and food. They also revealed that the pandemic had impacted their children's right to protection, play and development. Children had lost the freedom to play and go outside, socialise and learn. Migrant workers' children and siblings with limited financial support should have been provided with adequate financial and social security support by Pakistan, but they were not They also revealed that during the pandemic, children were also regular victims of harsh treatment and physical abuse by adult family members, reflecting the exacerbation of issues of breaches of their fundamental right to protection and emotional integrity.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: COVID-19; UNCRC; Migrant workers' children; Right to education; Right to play; Right to non-discrimination
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
Divisions: Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences > Department of South East Asian Studies
Depositing User: Ms Zaharah Ramly
Date Deposited: 29 Aug 2022 01:09
Last Modified: 29 Aug 2022 01:09
URI: http://eprints.um.edu.my/id/eprint/35037

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