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Social Protection Framework and Rights-Based Approach to Governing Online Freelance Labour: Towards Decent Work in Digital Labour Platforms
Mr Julius Cesar Imperial Trajano Research Fellow
Mr Julius Cesar Imperial Trajano
The emergence of cross-border, web-based digital labour platforms has been among the major transformations in the world of work over the past decade. Digital labour platforms facilitate the real-time hiring of freelance workers for a plethora of tasks, such as IT programming, language teaching, virtual assistance, marketing, graphic designing, project management, and even research and development. This is an ongoing study on the emergence of web-based, cross-border digital labour and its impact on labour rights and social protection, with a special focus on online freelance workers from Southeast Asia. It reviews the efforts of ASEAN and national governments in the region to promote social protection of these workers and address challenges to rights-based governance for digital labour platforms. It offers possible areas for action by Southeast Asian countries to promote rights and social protection for their workers who are engaged in web-based digital freelance labour.
|Region:||East Asia and Asia Pacific / South Asia / Southeast Asia and ASEAN|