Syndicate Marriage or Trafficking? The Travails of Asian Migrant Women

Authors

  • Muhamad Helmi Md Said Faculty of Law, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM), 43600, Bandar Baru Bangi, Selangor, Malaysia
  • Grace Emmanuel Kaka Faculty of Law, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM), 43600, Bandar Baru Bangi, Selangor, Malaysia
  • Muhammad Amrullah Bin Drs Nasrul Ahmad Ibrahim Kulliyah of Laws, International Islamic University of Malaysia, 53100, Gombak Selangor, Malaysia
  • Tinuk Dwi Cahyani Fakultas Hukum, Universitas Muhammadiyah Malang, Jalan Raya Tlogomas No.246 Malang, Indonesia

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.36941/jesr-2022-0010

Keywords:

migration, illegal brokers, syndicate marriages, cross-border marriages, trafficking

Abstract

Migration is a phenomenon that has come to stay. It cuts across all nations in the world. People migrate for different purposes such as education, marriage, labour, job opportunity or employment and shelter for refugees. Migration occurs through various mediums which could be self, family members, friends, or other intermediaries such as brokers. This research applied the pure library-based research method to highlight the activities of brokers in migration in Asia and examine the ordeals of women victims in cross-border migration. It was discovered that activities of these illegal brokers, that is also known as syndicates, are not different from human trafficking. The women victims, whose desires are to change their status, soon got trapped in uncertainty with shattered dreams, hence the suggestion that Asian countries enter into bilateral agreement to enable favourable and a less strict migration procedures for their member states. In addition, the contracting states should enact strict legislation to curb syndicate marriage and check the accesses of these illegal brokers.

 

Received: 13 October 2021 / Accepted: 21 November 2021 / Published: 3 January 2022

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Published

2022-01-03

How to Cite

Md Said, M. H. ., Kaka, G. E. ., Bin Drs Nasrul, M. A. ., & Cahyani, T. D. . (2022). Syndicate Marriage or Trafficking? The Travails of Asian Migrant Women . Journal of Educational and Social Research, 12(1), 106. https://doi.org/10.36941/jesr-2022-0010