Rights of Migrant Workers Program

DTP has great impact nationally and internationally especially on labor migration issues. After DTP programs, we have harmonised our activities through knowledge learning, good practice sharing, network building.

About the program

DTP began its focus on the rights of Migrant Workers in 2004, with its 1st regional capacity building program in Jakarta, Indonesia with Migrant Forum in Asia (MFA). Climate change, resource conflicts, poverty and growing global inequality means more people are on the move than ever before.

Migrants are vulnerable in countries of origin, country of destination and while on the move. Migrant workers are vulnerable to human rights violations, including forced labour, wage theft, and modern-day slavery.

This innovative program has included regional capacity building programs, multi-module country focused programs, programs in countries of origin and destination in Asia and the Middle-East. They have built networks at the national level and along migration corridors.

Key Issues

  • Forced labour
  • Modern Day Slavery
  • Wage theft
  • Recruitment Fees
  • Treatment of Undocumented workers
  • Gender based violence


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Links and resources

This online tool from DTP will help you explore and better understand current issues facing migrant workers in a transnational context.
"An Opportunity for Advocates for the Human Rights of Migrant Workers". Brief introduction to the UPR Process from DTP, providing advice and guidance on the way that NGOs can best engage with the UPR Process.

Past programs and events

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