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Migrants: resources and specialist organisations

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Title: Asian Research Center for Migration (ARCM)
Description/subject: Institute of Asian Studies, Chulalongkorn University Bangkok, Thailand
Language: English, Thai
Source/publisher: Chulalongkorn University
Format/size: html
Date of entry/update: 01 November 2010

Title: December 18
Description/subject: December 18 is a Brussels-based non-profit organization working for the promotion and protection of the rights of migrants worldwide. The name of the organization refers to the day when the General Assembly of the United Nations adopted the “International Convention on the Rights of All Migrant Workers and Members of their Families”. Today, the 18th of December is also known as International Migrants Day. December 18 advocates for a world where migrants are not discriminated against because of their sex, race, colour, language, religion or conviction, political or other opinion, national, ethnic or social origin, nationality, age, economic position, property, marital status, birth or any other status. A world that understands and accepts migration as normal and takes place within a framework that applies universal human rights norms and standards to all migrants and members of their families. The mission of December 18 is to promote the protection of the rights of migrants worldwide. Our goal is to ensure that the human rights of all migrants are known, recognized and protected effectively, and that an environment is created for migrants to be full participants in any society. We promote an approach to migration policies that is based on existing international and regional human rights instruments and mechanisms.
Language: English (other languages available)
Source/publisher: December 18
Format/size: html
Date of entry/update: 23 May 2005

Title: Global Alliance Against Traffic in Women (GAATW)
Description/subject: "GAATW's mission is to ensure that the human rights of migrant women are respected and protected by authorities and agencies. We advocate for the incorporation of human rights standards in all anti-trafficking initiatives, including in the implementation of the Trafficking Protocol, Supplementary to the UN Convention on Transnational Organized Crime (2000). GAATW strives to promote and share good practices of anti-trafficking initiatives but also to critique and stop bad practices and harm caused by existing practices. GAATW promotes women migrant workers' rights and believes that ensuring safe migration and protecting rights of migrant workers should be at the core of all anti-trafficking efforts. We advocate for living and working conditions that provide women with more alternatives in their countries of origin, and to develop and disseminate information to women about migration, working conditions and their rights. We support the self-organisation of women migrant workers, ensuring their presence and self-representation in international fora. GAATW aims to build new alliances among various sectors of migrants."
Language: English, Espanol, Spanish, Russian
Source/publisher: GAATW
Format/size: html
Date of entry/update: 20 May 2005

Title: International Catholic Migration Comission (ICMC)
Date of entry/update: 03 June 2003

Title: International Labour Migration
Description/subject: Standards, links, documentation, database etc.
Language: English (Francais, French; Espanol, Spanish)
Source/publisher: International Labour Organisation
Format/size: html
Date of entry/update: 21 May 2005

Title: International Labour Organization, Southeast Asia
Description/subject: Sections on: Thailand, Cambodia, Vietnam, Lao P.D.R.. Myanmar, Malaysia, Indonesia, Philippines
Language: English
Source/publisher: International Labour Organisation (ILO)
Format/size: html
Alternate URLs: http://www.ilo.org/asia/countries/lang--en/index.htm
Date of entry/update: 09 December 2010

Title: International Organisation for Migration (IOM) -- Southeast Asia
Description/subject: Migration in South East Asia: Asia in Motion: Dynamism and intricate flows characterize migration in South East Asia and in particular in the Greater Mekong Sub-region (GMS), which comprises migrant sending, receiving and transit countries. The number of migrants on the move in South East Asia has risen dramatically in recent decades, as political and economic change has swept the region... Labour Migration...Irregular Migration & Human Trafficking...Migration & Health
Language: English
Source/publisher: IOM
Format/size: html
Date of entry/update: 22 September 2005

Title: International Organization for Migration (IOM)
Description/subject: Lots of documents to download
Language: English
Source/publisher: International Organization for Migration (IOM)
Format/size: html
Date of entry/update: 23 May 2005

Title: MAP Foundation
Description/subject: " In 1996 thousands of migrants were working in Chiang Mai building the hotels, housing estates, and hospitals which now cover the city. At the time there were almost no services available to migrants and when they needed to go to hospital they faced difficulties with language and costs. Migrant Assistance Programme (MAP) started to develop a group of migrants who could interpret in hospitals and provide some health education prevention and promotion on migrant work-sites, mainly construction sites. As MAP became part of the migrant community, the range of issues facing migrant workers became apparent and the activities of MAP expanded to respond to these issues. In 2002 MAP became a registered Thai foundation, taking the Thai name: "Foundation for the Health and Knowledge of Ethnic Labour" but keeping the already English name MAP which had already become familiar with migrant communities..."
Language: Burmese, English, Karen, Shan, Thai.
Source/publisher: MAP Foundation
Format/size: html
Date of entry/update: 30 January 2007

Individual Documents

Title: MAP 10 Year Book '1996 - 2006'
Date of publication: January 2006
Description/subject: CHAPTER ONE: MAP 1996 –2006; Access to Information; Health and Social Rights ; Women’s Rights; Labour Rights; Bridging Communities; Networking CHAPTER TWO: LIVING AND WORKING CONDITIONS IN THAILAND: Wages; Occupational Health and Safety; Living Conditions; HIV/AIDS... CHAPTER THREE: THE CIRCULATION OF PEOPLE BETWEEN BURMA AND THAILAND: Registrations and Deportations; Rights of Migrants... CHAPTER FOUR: GLOBAL CIRCULATION: Thanks Sources; BOXES: Box 1: Migrant Workers ReceiveCompensation; Box 2: Trade Unions in Thailand; Box 3: MAP Refuses TOTAL; Box 4: Details of MAP’s Legal Cases; Box 5: Forced Labour and Forced Migration; Box 6: Refugees; Box 7: Cross-border Thai-Burma Relations Box 8: International Migrants Day Statement 2001 Box 9: Joint Statement on Finding Solutions 2002 Box10: MOU Process Box11: Medical Check up and Access to health Box12: Open letter on Deposit fees for migrants Box13: Kings Body Concept Co Advert Box14: 420 Kings Body Concept Workers Deported Box15: Meaning of Alien; Box16: Intervention at UN–Civil Society Interactive hearing; Box17: The Death Ship... APPENDIX: Appendix One: Export of Thai labour; Appendix Two: Import of Foreign Labour, Summary of 10 years of Policies.
Language: English, Thai
Source/publisher: MAP Foundation
Format/size: pdf (2.24MB)
Alternate URLs: http://www.mapfoundationcm.org
Date of entry/update: 02 February 2007

Title: Human Rights and Development Foundation (HRDF)
Description/subject: Objectives: 1.To promote and protect human rights, democracy and peace; 2.To strengthen the standards on human rights, democracy and peace whilst promoting and acting to translate the said principles into practice; 3.To support development which promotes and protects human rights, democracy and peace; 4.To promote and safeguard quality of environment, sustainable use of natural resources and people’s rights in this regard; 5.To safeguard consumers’ rights and oppose unfair business or trade competition; 6.To coordinate and collaborate with concerned individuals and organizations committed to human rights issues, either governmental or non-governmental, working to achieve the above-mentioned objectives, 7.To organize educational and training programmes; to disseminate data and information; to organize meetings or conferences, seminars, symposiums and hears; to produce fact-finding reports and/or situation reports, observation reports on elections, reports on observation of trials and court proceedings; to file petitions or complaints; to provide legal aid or to take legal actions and to undertake any litigation in order to achieve the above mentioned objectives.
Language: English, Thai
Source/publisher: Human Rights and Development Foundation (HRDF)
Format/size: html
Date of entry/update: 12 May 2011

Title: Solidarity Center
Description/subject: "Promoting Worker Rights Worldwide"..."In Burma, the Solidarity Center supports union efforts to expose the government's criminal and systematic worker rights violations, promote and protect migrant worker rights, and sow the seeds of democracy."..."In Thailand, the Solidarity Center and its partners push for enforcement of international labor standards and national labor law, strive to protect the rights of migrant workers and prevent human trafficking, and seek legal redress for trafficking victims."
Language: English
Source/publisher: Solidarity Center
Format/size: html
Date of entry/update: 10 May 2011