Migrant Forum in Asia
Telefax: +632.8277.9484 | Mobile: +63.921.540.5063
Email: mfa@mfasia.org | Website: www.mfasia.org


MFA recognizes that migration is a cross-sectoral issue which links up with various groups at the regional and international levels working on issues of education, environment, gender, human rights, labour, trade and development.

  • Diplomacy Training Program (DTP) – MFA, in partnership with DTP – an independent, non-governmental organization providing human rights education, annually holds a training program on Migrant Workers Convention and ILO Conventions which is being participated in by civil society advocates coming from Asia and the Pacific region. Previous training programs were held in Indonesia (2004), Bangladesh (2005) and Malaysia (2006).

  • Jubilee South-Asia Pacific Movement on Debt and Development (JS-APMDD) – MFA, as a member of JS-APMDD, recognizes that the intensifying neoliberal globalization agenda has varying effects on labour migration. MFA continued to strengthen its links with other organizations to further its critical analysis of migration vis-av-vis trade and development.

  • Migrants Rights International (MRI) – MFA is the regional partner of MRI for ratification campaign and monitoring migrants’ rights violation in Asia. MFA sits in the Steering Committee of MRI, a non-governmental organization and federation of migrants and migrants rights organizations, trade unions, faith-based groups within the various global regions promoting the human rights of migrants. MFA, together with MRI, organized a Global Community Dialogue on Migration and Development in September 2006 in New York, USA, parallel to the UN High Level Dialogue on Migration and Development.

  • Southeast Asia Committee on Advocacy (SEACA) – MFA Regional Coordinator William Gois sits in the SEACA Board of Directors. MFA, as a member of SEACA, continues to actively participate in the various activities and programs of SEACA.

  • Solidarity for Asian People’s Advocacy (SAPA) – MFA sits in the Regional Steering Committee of SAPA, an open platform for consultation, cooperation and coordination between Asian social movements and civil society organizations including NGOs, people organizations and trade unions who are engaged in action, advocacy and lobbying at the level of intergovernmental processes and organizations. Within SAPA are different working groups dealing with thematic issues – ASEAN, UN Human Rights Mechanisms and Migration and Labour. MFA actively participates in all the working groups and is the convener of the WG on migration and labour.

  • Asia Democracy Network (ADN) is a civil society led multi-stakeholders’ platform among democracy advocates and human rights defenders dedicated to the strengthening of democracy and Human Rights. Migrant Forum in Asia is a member of the network and sits as one of the Steering Committee members.

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.

Regional Secretariat

25 Matiyaga Street,
Central District, Diliman,
Quezon City 1100

Phone: +63-2-8277-9484
Mobile: +639215405063

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