Bangladesh: Capacity Building for Advocacy for Migrant Workers and Safe Migration

Bangladesh: Capacity Building for Advocacy for Migrant Workers and Safe Migration


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Program Dates: December 2015 – December 2016 (5 sessions)

Introduction of the Program

The Diplomacy Training Program (DTP) and Migrant Forum Asia (MFA) held a special course from Dec 2015 - Feb 2017 to develop the knowledge and skills of civil society/NGO advocates in Bangladesh that are committed to promoting respect for the human rights of migrant workers – and their rights as migrants – in Bangladesh and in countries of destination. The training program built the knowledge and skills for the protection of migrant workers from Bangladesh.  It enabled participants to more effectively advocate for changes in policy and practice in relation to the growing number of migrant workers leaving Bangladesh to work overseas.  

What can Participants Gain from the Program?

  • Knowledge of international human rights standards relevant to migrant works
  • Knowledge of the UN’s human rights monitoring and accountability mechanisms
  • Knowledge of the legal and policy frameworks governing labour migration in Bangladesh
  • Knowledge and understanding of other international forums and processes relevant to migration with a special focus on the Global Forum on Migration and Development (GFMD) and the Post-2015 Sustainable Development Agenda.
  • Enhanced skills in developing strategies to advocate for better protection of migrants, including in destination countries.
  • Enhanced skills and confidence to engage in meaningful, constructive dialogue with government agencies and the private sector to shape policy and practice related to labour migration.
  • Knowledge of other migrant protection systems in other Asian labour sending countries to support the government in implementing changes/improvements of the existing systems and mechanisms in Bangladesh;
  • Enhanced skills in alliance and network building;
  • Capacity to engage strategically with GFMD process

Trainer and Resource Persons

Trainers in DTP programs are experienced and highly respected human rights/migrant rights practitioners, academics, and officials who understand and support DTP’s philosophy of participatory training.  During the course, resource persons shared the policy and practices of migration management and protection of migrants and their families from their respective countries.


Course Duration and  Training Methodology

DTP is committed to participatory training methodology that recognizes and values the experiences and skills that participants bring to its programs. The training methodology was interactive with an emphasis on group work, role plays, case studies and discussion.  There were five face-to-face sessions of four days in this program (total of 20 days).  It has been supplemented by online support provided by the organisers and expert resource persons between the face-to-face sessions.  Participants were expected to undertake assignments in between programs.  The training was conducted primarily in English, although translation and interpretations were provided if needed.