The Optimization of Protection Policy for Indonesian Women Migrant Workers from the South Central Timor Regency

Dominggus J. O. Banunaek, Basri K, Kotan Y. Stevanus


This research aims at (1) Analyzing how optimal the implementation of protection policies for Indonesian Women Workers is, and (2) Exploring what practical and juridical social barriers are related to the policy of protection of Indonesian Women Workers. This study employed a qualitative approach using a case study method. This research was conducted in the Tubuhue village of West Amanuban District, South Central Timor Regency, East Nusa Tenggara. This study used primary data and secondary data. The data were collected through interview, documentation as well as observation techniques. The data were analyzed using thematic analysis, in which all interview results were grouped using a thematic matrix to facilitate the researchers in describing the results of research in answering each research question.

The research results show that the facts regarding the protection of TKI (migrant workers)/TKW (women migrant workers) abroad indicate that the legal protection for migrant workers during the pre-placement, placement and the post-placement process is still far from perfect or has not been implemented optimally. Nevertheless, there have been several efforts to help optimize protection policies through social approaches undertaken by the government and the people of South Central Timor Regency in East Nusa Tenggara.

Keywords: Policy, Labor, Women, Policy Optimization

DOI: 10.7176/DCS/9-12-09

Publication date: December 31st 2019

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