March, 2017 - March, 2018
DTP held the fifth and final module of its 15 month-long capacity building program on the rights of migrant worker rights in Malaysia. It continued its focus on engaging with the UN human rights system with a focus on the Universal Periodic Review and on human rights standards with sessions on the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child, and on Trafficking and the US Trafficking in Persons reporting process. The issues facing stateless children of migrant workers was highlighted – with the consequent denial of rights to identity, the right to education and the right to health. A highlight of the program was sessions with Arul Prakkash of WITNESS who led very practical sessions on communicating messages through social media – which had immediate impact with hits and shares, and compensation being offered to Nepalese migrant workers.
DTP thanks its partners and the participants of the program and will produce a full report.