Review & Reflections on Advocating on Migrant Workers' Rights Along Migration Corridors - Nepal (21-23 March, 2018)

Program Dates: 21-23 March 2018 

Location: Kathmandu, Nepal

See Concept Note & Program Schedule

See Program Summary by MFA

This program was a collaboration between DTP and Migrant Forum Asia (MFA) to enhance the capacity for effective and strategic collaboration on the advocacy for the rights of migrant workers’ rights in countries of origin and destination. The program was hosted by the National Network for Safe Migration (NNSM) and participants of the program included alumni of previous DTP national and regional training programs. 

Since 2004, DTP and MFA have worked together to provide programs that are a unique contribution to efforts to promote and protect the rights of migrant workers in Asia and the Middle East. Following 14 years of regional and national training programs in countries of origin and destination, a reflection and review program was organized to explore ways in which collaboration can be built along migration corridors to enable effective action on cases and policy/law reform in countries of origin and destination.

The program, funded by the ILO, brought together participants from countries of destination in the Middle-East and countries of origin in South Asia and enabled the sharing of good practices and lessons learned, looking at how better communication and coordination between groups and networks could enable more effective case work, facilitate access to justice and collaborative work on policy reform.  

DTP also helped to facilitate a one day program with advocates from the Middle East and coordinators of migrant resource centres from across Nepal in the SaMI network.  The exchange was a rare opportunity to learn from each other about the challenges and realities each face in working to protect the rights of migrant workers in very different environments.