Advocacy is a crucial part of all our interventions. We monitor policies and migration-related laws developed by the governments of Cambodia and Thailand and advocate their effective implementation. Our aim is to fill the gap between the community actors: villagers, local authorities and law enforcement agents as well as national and international policymakers. In our projects, we collect testimonies from former migrants and their families and, we conduct assessments and research. Based on the results and observations from our community work, together with our
project partners we design coherent strategies to address the needs of the vulnerable populations and advocate their implementation.
Equipped with these strategies, data and testimonies of former migrants, we join major committee meetings at provincial, National and ASEAN level. We take part to a number of high level meetings such as those organized by the Committee for Counter Trafficking at National and Provincial level (NCCT and PCCT) in Cambodia, Permanent Secretary Ministry of Social Development and Human Security, Prime Minister Team against human trafficking and Interdisciplinary Team and provincial public prosecutor for case management including fishermen victims in Thailand.
We are also actively involved in local networks of civil society organizations, such as DANGO network, which brings together non-governmental organizations and governmental departments (at provincial level) with the aim to implement community-centred approaches, especially in rural areas. Important aspect of our advocacy strategy introduced with the MIG-RIGHT project is contributing to the reinforcement of the cooperation between sending and receiving countries: Cambodia and Thailand. With this aim we organize, every year, the International Exchange for Dialogue, a three days international program of Conference, Workshop and Field visit. The first meeting took place in Bangkok in May 2018 with the aim to create a space for effective dialogue. The initiative found its continuation in Cambodia, Siem Reap, from 24 to 26 April 2019.
To bring an end to modern slavery too often accompanying migration, we lobby the ASEAN Commissions and international institutions to monitor the implementation of instruments for the protection of migrant workers, the prevention and eradication of human trafficking.
Finally our strategy recognises the importance to inform and aware the public opinion expert and policy makers at different level on how basic rights of migrant are violated providing recommendation and suggestion for solutions.
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