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WMC television talk show: Kadapatha (Migrant Women)

WMC television talk show: Kadapatha (Migrant Women)

Episode 01 Migrant Women (Aired on 09 September 2014) Part 01 Part 02 Part...

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Migrant SHADOW report consultation

The very first migrant SHADOW report consultation meeting was held at the Women and Media Collective on the 1st of August, 2014. Women migrant groups from Gampaha, Kandy, Rambukkana, Kurunegala and Ja-ela reviewed various aspects of Sri Lanka’s migrant women workers to get a better understanding of the situation faced by all women working...

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ACTFORM National Action Plan for migrant workers

ACTFORM National Action Plan for migrant workers

In a bid to ensure that the rights and well being of women migrant workers are protected Action Network for Migrant Workers (ACTFORM) and Women and Media Collective (WMC) are taking steadfast measures to improve the conditions for all migrants. Drawn up by women’s rights groups from five districts in Sri Lanka the National Action...

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ACTFORM Kandy District Committee meetings

ACTFORM Kandy District Committee meetings

Action Network for Migrant Workers (ACTFORM), Kandy District Committee together with Women and Media Collective (WMC) held several meetings to carry out the activities of the National Action Plan that will address issues faced by migrant workers while also informing migrant officials on the importance of safeguarding the rights of migrants. The meeting saw community...

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ACTFORM Kurunegala District Committee Meetings

ACTFORM Kurunegala District Committee Meetings

With an aim of creating awareness on issues pertaining to migrant worker rights, Action Network for Migrant Workers (ACTFORM), Women and Media Collective, Women’s Resource Centre and the Kurunegala District Committee created a space for discussion with 15 members from human rights organisations, NGO’s, government representatives, women’s groups and migrant workers. This initiative is part...

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ACTFORM Kegalle District Committee meetings

ACTFORM Kegalle District Committee meetings

Government representatives, NGO’s, human rights activists and migrant workers met and discussed several key elements that are hindering the rights of women workers abroad. Coordinated by the Action Network for Migrant Workers (ACTFORM) and Women and Media Collective (WMC) the Migrant Women’s Organisation of Kegalle held meetings to implement the National Action Plan for migrant...

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United Nations Special Rapporteur on the human rights of migrants meets members of ACTFORM and WMC

United Nations Special Rapporteur on the human rights of migrants meets members of ACTFORM and WMC

The United Nations Special Rapporteur on the human rights of migrants, François Crépeau, visited Sri Lanka from 19 to 26 May 2014 to assess the human rights situation of Sri Lankans migrating abroad for work, and the related recruitment practices. During Mr. Crépeau’s eight-day mission to the country, he met with regional members of the...

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ACTFORM Gampaha District Committee Meetings

ACTFORM Gampaha District Committee Meetings

At the Gampaha District Committee meetings hosted by Action Network for Migrant Workers (ACTFORM), Women and Media Collective (WMC) and the Diriyata Saviya Womens organisation 13 government representatives, NGO workers and Women’s rights activists were brought together to discuss the National Action Plan for migrant workers. The meeting concluded with a decision to conduct research...

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