Program Activities

Time Activity
Day 1, 17 July 2019

Cross-Regional Consultation Meeting on the Rights of Migrant Workers in East and Southeast Asia

09.00 – 09.45  Welcoming Remarks

  • Daniel Awigra, Deputy Director of Human Rights Working Group
  • Fumiko Okamoto, Director and Senior Program Officer, Asia Social Integration of Sasakawa Peace Foundation

 Keynote Speeches

  • Pia Oberoi, Advisor on Migration, OHCHR Bangkok 
  • H.E. Prof. Dr. Amara Pongsapich, The Representative of Thailand to AICHR
09:45 – 11.15  Session I 

 Plenary Talk – Migration of People in East and Southeast Asia

 Resource persons:

  • H.E. Yuyun Wahyuningrum, Indonesian Representative to AICHR
  • Anna Olsen, Senior Technical Specialist in the Triangle in ASEAN Project , ILO Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific 
  • Seonyoung Seo, Yonsei University, South Korea 
  • Daniel Awigra, Deputy Director of Human Right Working Group

 Moderator: Rafendi Djamin, Senior Advisor of Human Rights Working Group

11.15-11.30  Photo Session and Coffee Break
11.30 – 13.00  Session II

 Migrants’ Situations in Destination Countries’ Perspectives  

 Resource persons: 

  • Eric Paulsen, Malaysian Representative to AICHR 
  • Wako Asato, Associate Professor of Graduate School of Letters, Kyoto University, Japan
  • Lennon Ying-Dah Wong, Director of Service Center and Shelter for Migrant Workers of the Republic of China
  • Cyntia Abdon Tellez, Mission for Migrant Workers, Hong Kong

 Moderator: Chonticha Tangworamongkon, Program Director of Human Rights and Development Foundation

13.00 – 14.00  Lunch
14.00 – 15.30  Session III

 Migrant Workers’ Situations in the Perspectives of Countries of Origin

 Resource persons: 

  • Yoga Prasetyo, Program Officer of Human Rights and ASEAN, Human Rights Working Group 
  • Sovichet Ieng, Legal Support for Women and Children
  • Cecil Montenegro, Women Domestic Migrant Workers Batis AWARE, the Philippines 
  • Salai Maung John, Agency for Basic Community Development 

 Moderator: Adeline Tinessia, Australian National University 

15.30 – 15.45  Coffee Break
15.45 – 17.15  Session IV

 Advocacy on Migrant Issues in ASEAN and East Asia

 Resource persons: 

  • Avyanthi Azis, Researcher and Faculty Member at the University of Indonesia 
  • Nobuki Fujimoto, Asia Pacific Human Rights Center, Hurights Osaka, Japan 
  • Sinapan Samydorai, Convenor of the ASEAN Taskforce on Migrant Workers
  • Ms. Ellene Sana, Migrant Forum in Asia 

 Moderator: Wike Devi, Senior Program Officer of Human Rights Working Group

19.00 – 21.00  Welcoming Dinner 

Day 2, 18 July 2019

Co-Creation Workshop on the Development of Joint Platform for the Advocacy of the Rights of Migrant Rights in East and Southeast Asia

09.00 – 10.30  Session V

 Migrant Workers’ Rights under UN Standards and Mechanisms

 Potential resource persons: 

  • Pia Oberoi, Advisor on Migration, OHCHR Bangkok 
10.30 – 10. 45  Coffee Break
10.45 – 13.00  Session VI

 Documenting and Monitoring Human Rights Violations against Migrant Workers

 Potential resource persons: 

  • H.E. Yuyun Wahyuningrum, Indonesian Representative to AICHR 
13.00 – 14.00  Lunch
14.00 – 15.30  Session VII 

 Content Production on Migrant Workers Issues

 Resource persons: 

  • Su Shern, the Executive Director, Project Liber8 
  • Nattawut Kasem, Campaigner, Environmental Justice Foundation (EJF) of Thailand
15.30 – 15.45  Coffee Break
15.45 – 17.00  Session VIII

 Joint Forces toward a Movement in Southeast and East Asia

  • Mariko Hayashi, Program Officer of SPF 
Day 3, 19 July 2019

Co-Creation Workshop on the Development of Joint Platform to the Advocacy of the Rights of Migrant Workers in East and Southeast Asia

09.00 – 10.30  Session IX

 Break-up Session: Brainstorming Future Advocacy

 Group A: offline platform

 Group B: online platform 

10.30 – 10.45  Coffee Break
10.45 – 12.30  Session X

 Plenary and Way Forward: Proposal on Joint Advocacy Platform 

 Facilitators: Rafendi Djamin, Senior Advisor of HRWG

12.30 – 12.45  Closing
12.45 – finish  Lunch