International Labor Migration and Roles of Civil Society in Asia

FY2018

Implementing Agency The Sasakawa Peace Foundation
Year One year project
Project Type Self Operated
Budget 7,000,000yen

Project Outline

This project aims to strengthen network and cooperation between Japanese civil society and civil society of sending countries of migrant workers in Southeast Asia.

Events


SPF invited three migration and human rights experts from countries that send a large number of migrant workers to Japan – Indonesia, the Philippines, and Vietnam – to meet with advocates, academics, and other stakeholders in Japan. The three participants were Mr. Daniel Awigra, program manager for ASEAN Advocacy with the Human Rights Working Group (HRWG) in Indonesia; Ms. Cecile Pauline Sanglap Montenegro, president of Batis-AWARE (Association of Women in Action for Rights and Empowerment) in the Philippines; and Mr. Vu Ngoc Binh, senior advisor at the Institute for Population, Family and Children Studies (IPFCS) in Vietnam. Over the course of a week from the end of November to early December, the three participants attended a series of workshops and field visits in Osaka, Kobe, Yokohama, and Tokyo.

Reports and Publications

Migrant Workers’ Rights in ASEAN Region: A Baseline Study
(Full book can be downloaded through HRWG website)

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