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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: 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 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: 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