The Action Network for Migrant Workers (ACTFORM) organized a press conference in October 2011 with government officials in order to discuss the ILO Convention 189 on Domestic Workers and the current state of Sri Lankan women migrant workers.
The activity plans of the district level member organizations of ACTFORM were discussed. The leaders from the district level organizations stated that programmes to gather domestic workers together are being carried out in Gampaha, Kurunegala, Chilaw and Kandy and they stressed the need for district level workshops to be held for their benefit. … Continue reading ACTFORM Committee Meeting
The constitution of ACTFORM was discussed at this meeting and it was decided that necessary amendments would be made. It was decided that the current work plan of ACTFORM would be discussed in a larger forum. It was decided that at the same forum, the planned activities with regard to Convention No. 189 of the … Continue reading Core Group Meeting
The main discussion at this committee meeting was the current activity plan of ACTFORM. At the same time the 2011 work plan was drafted. The need for a good setting in which to carry out the work was also discussed. Follow up work It was decided that two lawyers would be invited to … Continue reading ACTFORM Committee Meeting
ACTFORM organized a consultation meeting on the 2nd and 3rd of October, 2009 to discuss the Migrant Rights Shadow Report and the upcoming Global Forum for Migration and Development (GFMD). The meeting focused on three issues; remittances, integration, and reintegration. Some of the proposals made included a formalized/official method for the investment of migrant workers’ … Continue reading Sri Lanka National Consultation on the GFMD
A series of awareness building programmes were held in Nittambuwan, Puttlam, Mathugama, Horana, Kalutara, Hambantota, Rambukkana and Kandy. They focused on the government’s decision to impose restrictions on migration of women with children below 5 years of age and familiarized the participants on the report submitted to MWC by non governmental organizations regarding the protection … Continue reading Awareness Building Programme
WMC participated in the 2nd GFMD in Manila, Philippines, hosted by the Philippine Government. The theme of the event was “Protecting and Empowering Migrants for Development”. The following issues were addressed during the roundtable discussions: 1) Migration, development and human rights, 2) Secure, legal migration can achieve stronger development impacts, and 3) Policy and instituional … Continue reading Second Global Forum on Migration and Development (GFMD)
The report was presented by Human Rights Watch. This report, based on more than 170 interviews in Sri Lanka and Saudi Arabia, documents the violations migrant domestic workers face at every step of the migration process. It also documents how the governments of Sri Lanka and the Middle East fail to protect the more than … Continue reading NGO Roundtable Meeting to discuss the report on “Abuses against Sri Lankan Domestic Workers in Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Lebanon and the United Arab Emirates.”