Migrant Forum in Asia
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Migrants Campaign Month

MCM is MFA’s annual advocacy programme linked to the Migrant Forum in Asia global “Step It Up” campaign where we highlight issues on migrants’ rights and universal ratification of international human rights instruments which call for states to demonstrate their political will and commit to a rights-based approach to migration. We are inviting you to celebrate with us this momentous occasion which will be from 25 November to 18 December as a countdown to the anniversary of the Migrant Workers Convention. The MCM covers the following international dates:

  • 25 November – 10 December – 16 days of Activism to Combat Violence against Women
  • 1 December – International HIV/AIDS Day
  • 2 December – International Day of Abolition of Slavery
  • 10 December – International Human Rights Days
  • 18 December – International Migrants’ Day


Resources and Campaign News

December 16, 2020As part of International Migrants Day: Global Celebration of Our Rights and Our Struggle for Justice, a full day event on 18 December 2020 (Friday) at 6:00PM-7:00PM Manila/11:00AM-12:00AM CET, Migrant Forum in Asia (MFA), together with the Cross-Regional Center for Refugees and Migrants (CCRM), Global Research Forum on Diaspora and Transnationalism (GRFDT), and the Civil Society Action Committee (AC), will be holding a Special Session on the 2nd Anniversary of the Adoption of the Global Compact for Migration (GCM). The special session is scheduled on 18 December 2020 (Friday) at 8:00PM-10:00PM Manila time/1:00PM-3:00PM CET.It will aim to focus on some of the key issues and concerns that played a key role during the negotiations of the GCM and to assess where we are now, two years post-adoption. Interpretation will be available in three languages: Arabic, French, and Spanish. We will be joined by the following panelists: 1. Jonathan Prentice, Head, Secretariat of the UN Network on Migration 2. Fernando de la Mora, Coordinator for Social, Economic, Human Rights and Humanitarian Affairs at the Permanent Mission of Mexico to the United Nations 3. Shahidul Haque, Former Foreign Secretary of Bangladesh 4. Tendayi Bloom, Lecturer in Politics and International Studies, University of Birmingham, UK 5. Shabari Nair, Labour Migration Specialist for South Asia, International Labour Organization (ILO) 6. Sophie Van Haasen, Mayors Mechanism Coordinator, Global Forum on Migration and Development (GFMD) To join the special session and the full day celebration of International Migrants Day, REGISTER HERE: https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJcvce6qqDkiEtTO_GhgGMP5xeuYGBQROFVY Click here to view the full programme for International Migrants Day: https://mfasia.org/international-migrants-day-18-december-2020/ [...] Read more...
November 26, 2020On the occasion of 18 December, which marks International Migrants Day and the two-year anniversary of the adoption of the Global Compact for Safe, Orderly, and Regular Migration (GCM), Migrant Forum in Asia (MFA), Cross Regional Center for Refugees and Migrants (CCRM), Global Research Forum on Diaspora and Transnationalism (GRFDT), and the Civil Society Action Committee (AC) are organizing “International Migrants Day: Global Celebration of Our Rights and Our Struggle for Justice”. The event is co-organized in collaboration with a large number of civil society organizations, trade unions and migrants rights advocates across the globe and will feature a full-day program reflecting the most important issues in migration today. It will be on 18 December 2020 (Friday) and will be held throughout the day from 6:00PM-7:00AM (GMT+8) / 2:00PM-3:00AM (GST) / 11:00AM-12:00AM (CET) / 5:00AM-6:00AM (ET). Please do note that there will only be one registration link for the whole day event. Do feel free to select which of the sessions you would like to attend as all sessions and activities will be open to the public. REGISTER HERE: https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJcvce6qqDkiEtTO_GhgGMP5xeuYGBQROFVY For more information on the activities lined up for the event, please do refer to our flyer and programme below. We will share with you further information on the event in due time. You may visit our website, Facebook, or Twitter page for further announcements. Click here to download the PDF version of the program:  Program International Migrants Day 18 December 2020       [...] Read more...

About Us

MFA is a regional network of non-government organizations (NGOs), associations and trade unions of migrant workers, and individual advocates in Asia who are committed to protect and promote the rights and welfare of migrant workers.

It is guided by a vision of an alternative world system based on respect for human rights and dignity, social justice, and gender equity, particularly for migrant workers.

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