Category: Migrant Rights

Let’s ensure migrant workers voting rights! (IMD 2014)

Let us commemorate the International Migrant Workers’ Day on 18 December 2014! In 2014 we celebrate the fifteenth International Migrant Workers’ Day (IMWD). The United Nations Organisation declared 18 December as IMWD in 2000. Since then many states in the world, especially countries of origin, celebrate this day dedicated to migrant workers. The great contribution … Continue reading Let’s ensure migrant workers voting rights! (IMD 2014)

Civil Society Steering Committee statement on the Asian and Pacific Ministerial Declaration on Advancing Gender Equality and Women’s Empowerment

4 December 2014 The Asian and Pacific Conference on Gender Equality and Women’s Empowerment: Beijing +20 Review provided a historic opportunity for governments and civil society to undertake an honest review of the structural barriers that prevent gender equality and violate women’s human rights. The meeting was intended to improve accountability for implementation of the … Continue reading Civil Society Steering Committee statement on the Asian and Pacific Ministerial Declaration on Advancing Gender Equality and Women’s Empowerment

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 abroad.

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 … Continue reading ACTFORM Kandy 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 … Continue reading ACTFORM Kurunegala 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 … Continue reading ACTFORM Kegalle District Committee meetings

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