Activities ACTFORM

Press conference on the ILO Convention and the current state of Sri Lankan women migrant workers

Background to press conference   In the recent past, there has been an increase in the number of women migrating. Many of them go to the Middle East as migrant workers and the majority among them are Muslim, Sinhala and Tamil women.   It is common knowledge that these migrant workers, whether they are from...

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Press conference organized by ACTFORM

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...

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ACTFORM Committee Meeting

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.  ...

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Core Group 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...

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ACTFORM Committee 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...

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Sri Lanka National Consultation on the GFMD

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’...

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Awareness Building Programme 

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...

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Second Global Forum on Migration and Development (GFMD)

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...

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