Members & Partners
Association for Community Development (ACD)
ACD is committed to empower the most disadvantaged and marginalized women, children, adolescent girls whose lives have been suppressed under the traditional patriarchal societal system and economic hardship. In addition, ACD has been initiating its interventions by an integrated approach in view of establishing the rights of grassroots women and children, protecting violence against them, reducing gender based discrimination and establishing social justice with developing the community care system.
Ain O Salish Kendro (ASK)
Ain Salish O Kendro (ASK) is a Human Rights and legal aid organization that takes a comprehensive approach to protecting and promoting human rights in Bangladesh. Established in Dhaka in 1986, the organization is committed to promoting social, economic and political justice. It prioritizes serving the poor and minorities, and views women as being the most vulnerable to deprivation and injustice, among the poor and the powerless. One of the priorities of ASK has been migrant labor cases of human rights violations where the investigation and advocacy departments have constantly played a strong role.
For more information, visit their website at www.askbd.org
Refugee and Migratory Movements Research Unit (RMMRU)
The Refugee and Migratory Movements Research Unit (RMMRU), an affiliate of the University of Dhaka, has been functioning as a research, training, and policy advocacy institution since 1996. RMMRU was established to study population movements both within and across national borders. Over the years, advocacy, awareness campaign, and training also became part of core activities of RMMRU.
Read more about RRMRU at www.rmmru.org
WARBE Development Foundation (WARBE DF)
WARBE Development Foundation is a Community Based Migrants’ Organization (CBO) working in in the field of migration and development in Bangladesh. WARBE DF is the brainchild of returnee migrant workers committed to stand side by side in order to carry out appropriate programs for the development and betterment of the migrants’ community. WARBE DF took the pioneer role in Bangladesh as migrant workers’ association to deal with the issues of migrants’ rights and welfare and to campaign for the ratification of the UN Convention 1990 on the “Protection of the Rights of all Migrant Workers and Members of their Families”.
Visit WARBE's website at www.warbe.org
Legal Support for Women and Children (LSCW)
LSCW provides legal assistance and support through trained Cambodian lawyers to victims, and continued research into conditions affecting women, children and Cambodian migrant workers.
Read more about LSCW at www.lscw.org
Asian Migrant Centre (AMC)
AMC is an NGO in Special Consultative Status with the Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) of the United Nations. As a learning and knowledge centre, AMC provides information, monitoring, research, publishing and knowledge-oriented services. Being grounded on communities of practice (CoPs) that specialise on specific aspects of Asian labour migration, AMC provides "people development" services that help build and strengthen the CoPs. These include training, organisaitonal development support and facilitation of joint analysis in order to strengthen the work and advocacies of CoPs/partners for the promotion of the human rights, empowerment and agendas of migrant workers and their families in Asia.
Visit AMC's website: www.asian-migrants.org
Coalition for Migrants’ Rights (CMR)
CMR's core programs include training workshops on racial and gender discrimination, campaign against wage cut/levy, leadership training /trainors’ training, international Women’s / Migrants’ Day celebration, and team building exercise / workshops for CMR Executive Committee and Core Officers.
Address: Flat 6, 13/F, Block A, Fuk Keung Ind. Building, 66 Tong Mi Road , Prince Edward, Kowloon , Hong Kong
Indonesian Migrant Workers Union (IMWU)
Facebook link: https://www.facebook.com/IMWUHK/
Centre for Education and Communication (CEC)
CEC is a resource centre to research, campaign and support key concepts, ideas and policies that enhance the dignity and power of labour by engaging with workers and workers' organisations, particularly, trade unions.
Visit their website at www.cec-india.org
Center For Indian Migrant Studies (CIMS)
“Pravasalokam (‘Migrant’s World)’ started in August 2000. Produced by two independent television journalists, Rafeek Ravuther and Anasudhin Azeez, the programme was designed to help families, majority of whom belong to under privileged sections of society in locating their missing relatives who migrated from Kerala to various parts of the world, especially in the Gulf.
Migrant Forum India (MFI)
MFI's core programme for migrant workers' rights include awareness building, documentation and publication, advocacy and lobbying, direct services and networking. MFI also joins the work of The National Domestic Workers’ Movement (NDWM), a movement and a non-governmental organization working with domestic workers, child domestic workers and migrant workers, which are active in 23 states of India and work towards achieving dignity for domestic work and workers, at both national and international levels.
Migrants Rights Council, India (MRC)
MRC is a migrant labor rights group which advocates with and provides support for migrant workers to access legal aid, redress mechanism and dispute resolution.
Address: T-5-14A Venkateshvara Colony, Mahaboobnagar
National Centre for Labour (NCL)
NCL is an apex body of unorganised workers unions and organisations and represents the interests of Agricultural Workers, Construction workers, Forest workers, Contract labour, Self employed, Domestic workers, Fish workers, Workers from Small and Tiny industries, Granite and Marble workers, Leather workers, Internal and External Migrant Workers etc. in India. It has a membership of more than a million, in 12 states in India.
North India Office
Center for Indonesian Migrant Workers - Urban Community Mission Jakarta (CIMW)
Consisting of NGO activists, journalists and legal aid practitioners, CIMW promotes non-discrimination through an open membership in order for it to be a democratic organization that is not affiliated with any political party, government bodies, military and discriminative organizations. CIMW's services are training for migrant workers and their families, crisis center and advocacy, networking, research, study and monitoring, community organizing and reintegration.
Consortium of Indonesian Migrant Workers Advocacy/Konssorsium Pembela Buruh Migran Indonesia (KOPBUMI)
KOPBUMI, a network of 66 NGOs from 14 regions in Indonesia, began its activities in 1997. KOPBUMI continues to advocate and strive for protection for Indonesian migrant workers and their families by maintaining human rights, democracy and gender justice.
Phone: +62 21 470 6377
Jarnas Pekabumi is a national network of non-profit NGOs with strong commitment to migrant workers issues specifically for Indonesian migrant workers’ empowerment in the socio-economic areas. It was established in June 2001 to respond to the need of Indonesian migrants overseas to implement their re-entry planning to their home countries.
Migrant Care believes that strengthening of state institutions in order to provide protection for the people is the first thing to do. While improving the capacity of state institutions, strengthening the movement of migrant workers to build bargaining positions should also be carried out simultaneously and continuously.
Migrant Care carries out this belief through its core programs including: counseling and crisis center; advocacy in every level of migrant workers’ issues (legal aid, policy, etc.); research; and education and propaganda.
For more information, visit the website at www.migrantcare.net (in Bahasa)
Serikat Buruh Migran Indonesia (SBMI)
SBMI is a union of Indonesian migrant workers with several branches in Indonesia. SBMI advocates for workers rights through handling of cases related to deportation, sickness, insurance, loss of contact, death, and deception from brokers. SBMI also strives to strengthen community advocacy by providing among others, paralegal training in the communities of origin of migrant workers.
More information can be found on the website at www.infosbmi.blogspot.com (in Bahasa)
Solidaritas Perempuan (Women’s Solidarity for Human Rights)
Email: email@example.com ;
Phone: +6221 79183108
Address: Jl. Siaga II No. 36 Pejaten Barat. Pasar Minggu. Jakarta Selatan. Ph.
Kav LaOved (Worker's Hotline) is a nonprofit non governmental organization committed to protecting the rights of disadvantaged workers employed in Israel and by Israelis in the Occupied Territories, including Palestinians, migrant workers, subcontracted workers and new immigrants. Kav LaOved is committed to principles of democracy, equality and international law concerning human and social rights.
More information on the website at http://www.kavlaoved.org.il/
Solidarity Network with Migrants Japan (SMJ)
SMJ's goal is to protect migrants' rights, support their empowerment, and create a multi-ethnic and multi-cultural society in Japan by networking with NGOs and individuals advocating migrants' rights in Japan and coordinating collaborative activities while sharing experiences and cooperating with one another.
More information on the website at www.jca.apc.org/migrant-net
Center for Human Rights and Development (CHRD)
The Centre for Human Rights Development (CHRD) was established in 1998 by a group of human rights activists and lawyers. It is an independent, non-government, non-partisan and nonprofit organization registered under the Mongolian Law of Non-Governmental Organizations.
There are three ongoing programs run by CHRD:
- Combating Human Trafficking Program,
- Human Rights Advocacy Program and
- Community Based Development Program
Visit the website at www.chrd.org.mn
All Nepal Women's Association (ANWA)
Address: Baneswor, Kathmandu, Nepal
ASIAN FORUM MIGRANTS' CENTER
POURAKHI is an organization of returnee women migrant workers, formed to work on the rights of women migrant workers. POURAKHI has established itself as a pioneer Non-government organization in the field of making migration safe and secure. It has been operating its functions in support of its dedicated members and national and international stakeholders. Registered in 2003, POURAKHI was established with the objective to ensure the rights of women migrant workers in the entire process of foreign employment.
Visit the website at www.pourakhi.org.np
Women's Rehabilitation Center Nepal (WOREC)
WOREC is a human rights organization relentlessly working for the protection and promotion of human rights. This institution was founded by Women Right Activists in 1991 in order to address the issue of human trafficking. It is one of the leading national organizations that addresses the issues of Violence against Women (VAW), protection and recognition of women human rights defenders (WHRD), safe migration and human trafficking, and economical, social and cultural rights of women.
More information on the website at www.worecnepal.org
Pravasi Nepali Coordination Committee (PNCC)
PNCC is a membership based organization formed by migrant workers especially from Gulf countries. PNCC was established in Nepal with the help from Pravasi Nepali Sewa Samiti (PNSS), the latter being established in 1998 in the Nepal Embassy in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. The main objective of PNSS was to rescue migrant workers working with difficulties in Saudi Arabia. After a few years, many returnee migrant workers realized the need to establish an organization to work for the betterment of the migrant workers and thus PNCC was formed.
Learn more about PNCC at http://www.pncc.org.np/
Youth Action Nepal (YOAC)
Youth Action Nepal (YOAC-2003) is a leading youth NGO committed in the field of Democracy, Peace and Social Harmony, Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights (SRHR) and Human Rights issues. YOAC believes on Duty Culture, Partnership, Volunteerism and Youth Participation as valued principles of change and holistic development.
The website provides more details: www.youthaction.org.np
Migration Working Group
MWG is a network of key civil society organisations and individuals that advocate for the protection of the rights of migrants, refugees, stateless persons, trafficked persons, and foreign spouses. MWG’s recommendations are based on human rights principles and incorporate a holistic view of migration.
POSTAL ADDRESS: C/O WOMEN’S AID ORGANISATION, P.O. Box 493, Jalan Sultan, 46760, Petaling Jaya, Selangor, 46200, Malaysia
FAX NO.: +6 03- 2031 6640
TENAGANITA Women’s Force
Tenaganita (Women’s Force) is committed to empowering women in plantations and factories, sex workers and migrant workers in general. It strives to promote and protect rights of these workers, especially their productive and reproductive rights.
More information on the website at www.tenaganita.net
Atikha Overseas Workers and Communities Initiative (ATIKHA)
Atikha is a non-government organization that provides economic and social services to overseas Filipinos and their families in the Philippines. The organization aims to help address the social cost of migration and tap the development potential of migration.
Visit the website at www.atikha.org
Kanlungan Center Foundation, Inc
Founded on July 17, 1989, Kanlungan initially operated as a crisis intervention center for prospective, on-site and returned migrant workers, as well as their families. In 1992, the organization decided on a more holistic approach, which would enhance the workers’ individual and collective strengths and advocating for social and policy change. Thus, it expanded its services to include legislative and policy advocacy, organizing of families of overseas workers, education and training, research, information and publication and, most recently, local economy development and capability building.
Visit the website at www.kanlungan.ngo.ph
Kapisanan ng mga Kamag-anakan ng mga Migranteng Manggagawang Pilipino (KAKAMMPI)
KAKAMMPI facilitates several programs namely Child Learning & Development Centers, Family Wellness Program, Gender Responsiveness Program, Micro-finance, Multi-purpose Cooperative, Advocacy and Networking, KAKAMMPI Online (webcast), Case Documentation, Community Organizing, Campaign and Mobilization, and Research, Trainings and Resource.
Details of the programs can be found on the website at www.kakammpi.org
Unlad Kabayan Migrant Services Foundation, Inc.
Unlad Kabayan's work is diverse, and involves migrants as well as communities. The organization works in destination countries overseas, and in the Philippines, providing financial assistance through savings and investment opportunities, micro-credit and financial literacy education. Unlad Kabayan assists in the incubation of businesses and the development of enterprises. Unlad Kabayan is also involved in research of the issues facing migrants and poor communities in the Philippines, and the organization's education and training programs provide its beneficiaries with the skills they need to increase their income. Unlad Kabayan's advocacy program enables beneficiaries to have a voice, so their issues and concerns are communicated to government, private sector and the general public.
Visit the website at www.unladkabayan.org
Batis Center for Women, Inc.
BATIS was founded in November 1988, as a result of networking between some staff of the division of family ministries of the National Council of Churches in the Philippines (NCCP) and the House of Emergency of Love and Peace (HELP). It aims to make women overseas workers aware of their rights and responsibilities through publication of relevant materials, launching of education courses, training, seminars and symposia.
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org; email@example.com
Address: 12-C Bayanihan Street, West Triangle, Quezon City 1104 Philippines
Center for Migrants Advocacy (CMA)
The Center for Migrant Advocacy - Philippines (CMA-Phils.) is an advocacy group that promotes the rights of overseas Filipinos - land- or sea-based workers and Filipino immigrants and their families. CMA works to help improve the economic, social and political conditions of migrant Filipino families everywhere through policy advocacy, information dissemination, networking, capability-building, and direct assistance.
Visit the website at www.pinoy-abroad.net
Humanitarian Organization for Migration Economics (HOME)
HOME is committed to the principle that migration of people benefits the global society with a focus on the effects of migration within the context of Singapore.
The mission objectives of HOME are:
- To develop research and education on the socioeconomic of migration on Singapore and the countries of origin;
- To provide social integration services for emigrants and immigrants;
- To provide humanitarian assistance for the effects of 'crisis' migration.
More information at the website: www.home.org.sg
Transient Workers Count Too (TWC2)
The work and mission of Transient Workers Count Too encompasses advocacy and services. In advocacy, TWC2 has active programs in research, communications and public engagement. In terms of services, TWC2 assists migrant workers when they encounter employment-related difficulties, with help delivered through our professional social work team, and supported by programs providing food, medical care, transport assistance, shelter, quasi-legal advice, outreach and recreational activities.
More information at www.twc2.org.sg
Action Network for Migrant Workers (ACTFORM)
ACTFORM was established in 1999. It is an umbrella organizations with 28 member organizations in Sri Lanka. Core activities include: Awareness raising, advocacy, research and policy reforms in relation to migrants’ rights; Capacity building for network organizations; Publication of “Tharani”
Address: 174, De Alwis avenue, Castle Street, Colombo 8, SRI LANKA
Migrant Services Center
Migrant Services Centre is a migrant service arm of the National Workers Congress, Sri Lanka. National Workers Congress is a Non Political, Independent Trade Union which has been working in many trade sectors in Sri Lanka since 1958 and affiliated with the International Trade Union Confederation.
Address: 10, Council lane, Dehiwala, Sri Lanka
Women and Media Collective (WMC)
WMC was established in 1997 with the following activities/programs:
- Highlighting abuses and violations of human rights of migrant women
- Policy review and research
- Networking at the international and local levels
Address: 174, De Alwis avenue, Castle Street, Colombo 8, SRI LANKA
Hope Workers' Center (HWC)
The Hope Workers’ Center was founded by the Missionary Society of St. Columban in 1986 to educate local workers and to do advocacy and lobbying. Soon, irregular migrant workers came to the Center for assistance as well.
Visit the website at tw.migrant-workers.org
Hsinchu Migrants and Immigrants Services Center (HMISC)
HMISC is an organization based in Taiwan that provides assistance to migrant workers in distress. Among the services they provide include crisis intervention, information education on migrants rights, capacity building and community organizing. HMISC was founded in 1998 by the Hsinchu Catholic Diocese (first under the name Migrants Concern Desk).
HWC and HMISC share the same website: tw.migrant-workers.org
Human Rights Development Foundation (HRDF)
HRDF was founded by human rights activists and lawyers to promote and protect human rights in Thailand and in the Southeast Asian region.
Visit the website at http://hrdfoundation.org/
Pakistan Rural Workers Social Welfare Organization (PRWSWO)
The main purpose of PRWSWO is to improve the socio-economic conditions of disadvantaged, vulnerable & poverty stricken rural communities along with marginalized and indigenous population by adopting multi-dimensional approaches and meaningful community based initiatives and demand driven interventions.
TELEPHONE: +92-62-2282442 & +92-62-2286045
FAX NO: +92-62-2282442
E-MAIL: firstname.lastname@example.org & email@example.com