June, 2018 - March, 2019 (4 modules)
A special capacity building program focused on the rights of Indonesia’s migrant workers was launched in Jakarta on June 28th, with 27 participants drawn from across Indonesia. The program aims to support advocates working for the millions of Indonesians working in countries such as Malaysia, Hong Kong, Singapore and across the Middle East. It is an initiative of MFA/SBMI and DTP and will include 5 x 4-day modules over the next 12 months.
After welcomes from the program partners and a senior offical of the Indonesian government, the participants introduced themselves and their work – highlighting some of the issues of concern – including the number of deaths of migrant workers in Indonesia, discrimination against and treatment of migrant workers with HIV/AIDS and the treatment of Indonesian seafarers.