2017 Migrant Workers Program (Modules 1-5) - Malaysia



Location: Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Module 5: 2nd - 5th March 2018

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DTP held the fifth and last module of its capacity building program in Malaysia on the rights of migrant worker rights. This module built on previous modules held in Malaysia.  It had a focus on the Universal Periodic Review and on building lobbying and engagements skills, on engagement with recruiters, and continuing to build knowledge on how to apply international standards to prevent and stop human rights abuses such as trafficking. Special sessions were held on the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child and Media (Video) Advocacy. 



Location: Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Module 4: 2nd – 5th December 2017

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The Diplomacy Training Program (DTP) in partnership with Migrant Forum in Asia (MFA), Bar Council Migrants, Refugees and Immigration Affairs Committee (MRIAC), North South Initiative (NSI), and Migration Working Group (MWG) held a special capacity building program for Malaysian civil society on the rights of migrant workers. 


The program was designed with program participants to build knowledge, skills and networks to enhance and support civil society advocacy for the promotion and protection of migrant workers’ rights in Malaysia.


The program brought together Malaysian advocates with advocates from countries of origin, including Nepal, Bangladesh, Philippines, Indonesia and Cambodia to build links and networks and to develop shared advocacy strategies for greater impact in Malaysia and countries of origin.

Location: Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Module 3: 18th – 21st August 2017

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DTP has completed the 3rd module of its capacity building program in Malaysia on the rights of migrant workers.   The module focused on the private sector and human rights - and the challenges of ending abuses in the recruitment, manufacturing, construction and forestry/palm oil sectors – as well as abuses experienced by migrant domestic workers, mostly women.

Sessions were led by Professor Surya Deva, Chair of the UN Working Group on Business and Human Rights, DTP alumnus and SUHAKAM Commissioner, Jerald Joseph and Marie Apostol, of FairHire Initiative as well as representatives from business and from the RSPO.  Working together with participants, there was a great sense that change is possible.  



Location: Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Module 2: 2nd – 5th June 2017

See Module 2 ScheduleModule 2 Participants' Biographies 

See Module 2 Program Summary, Draft Program Report


Location: Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Module 1: Module 1: 31st March - 3rd April 2017

See Module 1 ScheduleModule 1 Participants' Biographies 

See Module 1 Program Summary, written by Malaysian Bar Council