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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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Celebrating International Migrants Day 2013

As a tribute to all migrant workers of Sri Lanka Action Network for Migrant Workers (ACTFORM) together with Women and Media Collective (WMC) organised the 14th Annual International Migrants Day on the 21 of December at the Mahaveli Centre. This year we not only celebrated our women workers but also their families, especially children who...

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Celebrating International Migrants Day 2012

Celebrating International Migrants Day 2012

The Action Network for Migrant Workers (ACTFORM) and Women and Media Collective (WMC) celebrated the 13th Annual International Migrants Day on the 18th of December 2012. It is a day to remember the plight of these migrant women who leave their homes to build a better future their family and of course the economy of...

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Consultation: “Women, Work, and Well Being: What are returnee women migrants telling us?”

Consultation: “Women, Work, and Well Being: What are returnee women migrants telling us?”

A consultation hosted by WMC with the theme “Women, Work, and Well Being: What are returnee women migrants telling us?” was held on the 4th of April 2013 at Hotel Renuka in Colombo 03. The primary focus was to share the preliminary findings of the research that WMC conducted with Returnee Migrant women workers in...

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Media Statement: International Migrants Day 2012

Action Network for Migrant Workers (ACTFORM) has issued a media statement in lieu of International Migrants Day 2012. It’s available in Sinhala, Tamil and...

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Commemoration of the International Day of Migrants

ACTFORM was one of the organizers of the joint programme on “Commemoration of the International Day of Migrants – 12 in 12 joint campaign for rights and protection of domestic workers”. It was held on the 18th of December,...

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Documentary on migrant worker Ariyawathie

ACTFORM produced a documentary on Ariyawathie from Hakmana, Matara (in the Southern Province) who was inhumanely tortured while working in Saudi Arabia in 2010 by her employers who hammered nails into various parts of her body. The documentary is in Sinhala with English subtitles. DVDs were distributed to relevant Ministries, migrant worker organizations, trade unions etc. and...

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