Women migrants, pregnancy and birthplace

Under a proposal by the Department of Employment, illegal female migrant workers who become pregnant while working in Thailand will be allowed to stay on and give birth here, and their newborns would be allowed to stay legally with their mothers, director-general Prawit Khiangphol said Monday.

1. In line with human rights, I think this is the best approach to the situation of child protection and equality. I believe people should not discriminate against them because they, like many of us, are look for work and are in need of income.

2. The government’s proposal is welcoming and timely.




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