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

Advocating for the Rights of Migrant Workers in Malaysia: A Capacity Building Program [March 2017 - December 2017 (5 Modules)]


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) are holding a a special capacity building program for Malaysian civil society on the rights of migrant workers. 


The program will be 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 will bring 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.


See Brochure

See Module 1 Schedule, Module 1 Participants' Biographies 

See Module 1 Program Summary, written by Malaysian Bar Council

See Module 2 Schedule

See Module 2 Program Summary



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

Sharan Burrow (pictured below), ITUC General Secretary speaks with participants in the DTP/MFA course on the rights of migrant workers in Malaysia - organised with Malaysia Bar Council, North-South Institute and Migration Working Group.  

Program Report by the Malaysian Bar Council