2019 Capacity Building Program for Promoting the Rights of Migrant Workers in the Middle East, North Africa and Asia

A regional capacity building program in Beirut for Promoting the Rights of Migrant Workers in the Middle East, North Africa and Asia brought together 27 participants from Bahrain, Egypt, Qatar, UAE, Oman, Jordan, Libya, Lebanon, Morocco and Turkey. 

The program content included conceptual frameworks, international law, migration governance, approaches to advocacy and campaign building. There was a special focus on gender, and the rights of mainly women migrant domestic workers. The intersection of discrimination based on race/ethnic identity and because of gender, make women particularly vulnerable. There were opportunities to engage directly with government officials from Lebanon and Sri Lanka.  Participant reflections on program content, and the balance of knowledge and skills within the program were positive. The residential program also provided a valuable forum for the sharing of knowledge and skills, and for the building of support networks and collaboration across the region.

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