Deadline- 22 April 2013
Interested civil society organizations and academic institutions are invited to submit proposals for Protecting Rights of Women Migrant Workers: Regional Meeting with Parliamentarians. Proposals are accepted by The UN Entity for Gender Equality and Empowerment of Women (UN Women). The objective of this program is to address issues pertaining to gender equality and women migrant workers, familiarity with international human rights instruments and labour standards, understanding and work experience on women’s rights, gender equality and women’s empowerment, familiarity with regional and national NGO networks and partners working on gender issues and women migrant workers and past experiences engaging with Parliamentarians.
International Human Rights Instruments and International Labour Standards form a complementary and mutually reinforcing framework to protect all migrant workers and their families, including specific instruments on the protection of women and children.
Objectives of the meeting-
- To engage in discussions and stimulate dialogues with Parliamentarians and key committee and working group members from relevant Treaty bodies, the current challenges of women migrant workers from Asia in accessing better protection through existing laws and policies.
- To build a better understanding of various Human Rights Instruments and International Labour Standards particularly on CEDAW, ILO C189 and CMW, in relation to protecting the rights of women migrant workers.
- To identify the needs at country level for changes needed in law formulation or existing laws vis-a-vis CEDAW, ILO189 and CMW for better protection of women migrant workers and their better access to justice
Regional meeting will be organized in Asia from 15th May – 15th October 2013
Eligibility & Criteria-
- Proposals can be submitted by an organization, or jointly by two or more organizations of any of the following categories-
- Non-governmental organizations
- Educational and academic organizations
- Regional meeting can be participated by Parliamentarians from governments of Philippines, Sri Lanka, India, Nepal, Bangladesh, Cambodia, Lao PDR, Republic of Korea, Thailand, Indonesia, Vietnam, Singapore, Malaysia and administration of HongKong SAR
- Key committee members from relevant Treaty bodies, including the working group on discrimination against women in law and practices
- ASEAN Secretariat; SAARC Secretariat; bodies of Parliamentarians
- Relevant UN agencies and international organizations
- Academics, workers and employers organizations, women and migrant NGOs
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