Greetings! This is a monthly update from BEBESEA to our valuable friends, colleagues and resource persons who have participated in and/or supported our activities.
News from BEBESEA:
Upcoming Event: BEBESEA will host a public discussion Two Years After Pandemic: Advocating Health Protection & Eliminating Excessive Placement and Recruitment Fees of Migrant Workers in Southeast and East Asia on Thursday 10th March 2022 at 14.00 – 16.00 (GMT+7) via Zoom.
Here Are Stories, Hear Our Stories: Our campaign showcasing work produced by BEBESEA Story Fellows has been launched! Three of our Story Fellows have launched their productions and they are now available on our website. Keep your eyes on more stories to come. #HereAreStoriesHearOurStorie
- “Lanie” by Mina Cruz is a short film about a Filipino woman migrant worker who is preparing to return home following losing her job due to COVID-19.
- “Perempuan Pekerja Migran dan Perangkap Narkotika Berujung Eksekusi Mati” by Fadiyah Alaidrus is an in-depth article based on a story told by the second child of Merry Utami, Indonesian female migrant workers on death row.
- “Morotomo” compiled by Anastsya W. Hasyim is an anthology of stories written by Indonesian migrant workers in Japan. The book is available on our website for download.
Article Series: Following the Voicesea Podcast episode, we also published a series of articles “One Year Since Myanmar People’s Revolution After The Coup” documenting our interview with H.E. Mr. Bo Hla-Tint, National Unity Government of Myanmar’s (NUG) Ambassador to the ASEAN.
- #1/4 : How the International Community Should Understand the Situations
- #2/4 : Continuing Struggle for Democracy
- #3/4 : ASEAN’s Roles and Five-Point Consensus
- #4/4 : International Cooperation and Civil Society’s Solidarity
News from Our Network:
Workshop: “Building Self Confidence and Resilience: A Workshop for Japanese-Filipino Youth” will be hosted by Kakehashi on 12 March 2022 in Tokyo (Registration Form). BEBESEA congratulates Kakehashi’s “Bridging the Gap: A Young People’s Guide to Living in Japan”, for winning the 2021 MAM Award for Best Book on Migration, non-fiction/guide category!
Online Publication: “Performing Translations: Exploring Feminist Theater Pedagogies in Translation Work” (G.U.B) is a translation project of four collaborators working on and with a text written by Filipino artist-migrant worker Yllang Montenegro (Founder of Empowerment Through Art – BEBESEA’s founding partner) while she was in Japan at the start of Covid19.
- “Indonesian Migrant Workers with HIV Finds Discrimination at Home and Abroad” (Coconuts Jakarta) by Fadiyah Alaidrus, Independent Journalist (BEBSEA Story Fellow)
- “Pandemic rubs salt in the wound for women migrant workers in ASEAN” (Routed Magazine) by Myoh Minn Oo, Independent Writer & Researcher (BEBESEA Story Fellow)
- “Migrant workers get a raw deal” (Bangkok Post) and “One year after the coup, Myanmar children face learning, life loss” (Jakarta Post) by Tual Sawn Khai, School of Graduate Studies, Lingnan University, Hong Kong (BEBESEA Youth Academy Alumnus)
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