Calling for a better access to Social Security for migrant workers on International Migrants Day 2014

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This year on International Migrants Day, December18, MAP Foundation partnered with 7 CBOs including Workers Solidarity Association (WSA), Migrant Workers Federation (MWF), Mekong Migration Network (MMN), Shan Women’s Action Network (SWAN), Human Rights and Development Foundation (HRDF), Shan Youth Power (SYP) and Empower Foundation, organized a Conference at the Tarin Hotel in Chiang Mai in order to shed light on the challenges faced by migrant workers in accessing the benefits of Thai Social Security. The event was attended by more than 160 migrant workers.

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Migrant women discussed Sexual and Reproductive Health Rights – this is what they said!

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On 17 October 2014, eighty (80) participants from migrant women’s civil society organisations came together in Chiang Mai to discuss the obstacles they are facing in accessing Sexual and Reproductive Health Rights (SRHR). The attendees were mainly migrant women from Burma’s several ethnic groups, who are currently living and working in Thailand. Sixteen (16) different organisations focusing on women’s rights, labour rights, HIV/AIDS, the provision of health care, and the empowerment of sex workers, sent representatives to the forum which made it possible to approach the issues from several different perspectives. Youth groups were present as well as groups from the southern and central areas in Thailand.

Statement on International Migrant Day, (December 18, 2014)

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Statement on International Migrant Day, (December 18, 2014)

 

 

On this International Migrants Day 2014 (December 18), MAP Foundation is jointly organizing, along with 7 community-based organizations, a Conference in Chiang Mai on the access to social security for migrant workers in Thailand. Over 160 migrant workers from different sectors are participating to the event. Here is a copy of the statement (and recommendations) that have been presented today to Chiang Mai's Governor, Suriya Prasartbundit (available in English, Thai, Shan and Burmese).

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