Migrant Forum in Asia
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Email: mfa@mfasia.org | Website: www.mfasia.org

Asian Parliamentarians for Migrants Rights

Asian Parliamentarians for Migrants Rights started in 2007 when Migrant Forum in Asia and the Friedrich Ebert-Stiftung (FES) Philippines office organized a “Regional Informal Workshop on “Labor Migration in Southeast Asia: What Role for Parliaments?”.  The program was organized on 22-23 September 2007 in Manila, Philippines. Participants were former and sitting Members of Parliament and parliamentary staff from Cambodia, Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Thailand, Vietnam and Singapore, as well as government officials, representatives from international organizations, migrant non-governmental organizations (NGOs) and associations, trade unions and the academe based in the region.

The objectives of the workshop was to exchange views on the issues of labor migration in Southeast Asia and to look at how parliamentarians and parliaments can increase their role in addressing labor migration at various levels – national, bilateral and regional. The workshop was designed as a non-partisan, informal activity to encourage learning and reflection among parliaments as well as with civil society organizations (CSOs) and government officials. The organizers of the workshop hope to find a balance in the interest of stakeholders in the region and to look at the individual rights of migrant workers.

For more information, a dedicated website for this MFA initiative can be found here: http://asianparliamentarians.mfasia.org/

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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