The course aims to take a gender approach to studying various forms of labor migration in Asia. It will examine how the gender division of labor resulting from migration usually leads to more exploitation and less protection for women migrants by labor and immigration laws. After a survey of migration theories, the course aims to look at structural and social determinants that enables such transnational migration and to take place, the gendered impact of such movements, and the range of measures and legal instruments that exist locally, regionally and internationally that cover, control and protect labor migrants. We will end the course with a session on conducting research on migration.