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Joint UN Programme to support collaboration and effective labour migration governance launched on eve of International Migrants Day

Wednesday, December 16, 2020

Colombo, New Delhi and Bangkok – With the ultimate goal to ensure that labour migration is safe, orderly and regular for all women and men from Colombo Process Member States, three UN agencies today launched the Governance of Labour Migration in South and South East Asia (GOALS) regional labour migration programme , on the eve of International Migrants Day. GOALS is a three-year programme jointly implemented by the International Organization for Migration (IOM), International Labour...

"You are not alone! Call our helplines. A social worker will be on the other end to listen and help"

Friday, December 11, 2020

Interview with Pacita “Bing” Fortin, social worker at the Babaeng BiyaHero Psychosocial Support Team, Quezon City, The Philippines

“Women migrant workers deserve the rights to come home safely and comfortably.”

Friday, December 11, 2020

An interview with Dr. Ir. Harry Hikmat, M.Si Director-General of Social Rehabilitation of the Ministry of Social Affairs of Indonesia, and Rara Saraswati, Assistant at Rumah Perlindungon Trauma Center

“If you or someone you know is experiencing violence, help is available. Find out where the nearest shelter is, or call a hotline number for help!”

Friday, December 11, 2020

Interview with Linh*, hotline operator for a shelter that supports women and girls experiencing violence.

"Everyone is scared in this situation, but if we’re not doing it, who will?"

Thursday, December 10, 2020

Interviews with staff and volunteers from Myanmar’s Women’s Organizations Network (WON) and Migrant Monitoring Group (MMG), Myanmar

“No one deserves discrimination, inequality and violence, in hard times or in normal times.”

Wednesday, December 9, 2020

Tenaganita is a civil society organization specialized in case management related to violence, exploitation and abuse of women migrant workers. They work to protect the rights of migrants, support survivors of trafficking in persons and also provide shelters for survivors of violence.

“Through the shelters, the bond among returnee women migrant workers is stronger.”

Wednesday, December 9, 2020

RPTC is a state-run center for migrant workers especially those who are survivors of trafficking in persons, under the Ministry of Social Affairs. RPTC runs a shelter for survivors, provides medical care, psychological support including psychological assessments and counselling, organizes life skill training for Indonesian migrant workers and coordinates referrals to relevant institutions as needed.

"You are not alone, we are here to help you."

Wednesday, December 9, 2020

I am working at a non-profit organization that focuses on the rights of women and children, and I am responsible for the hotline service for survivors of violence.

“It fulfils and motivates me when they say ‘Thank you’, when I see them empowered, knowing where to seek help.”

Wednesday, December 9, 2020

Established under the Ministry of Social Development and Human Security of Thailand, the 1300 Hotline, works on the frontline to respond to social issues, including violence against women, 24 hours a day.

“As long as there is someone who needs my support, I will be there to provide assistance.”

Wednesday, December 9, 2020

Interview with Kong Ravin, Deputy Chief of Unit of the Anti-Human Trafficking and Juvenile Protection Bureau, Provincial Police Commissioner, Kandal Province, Cambodia.

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