Greetings! This is a monthly update from BEBESEA to our valuable friends, colleagues and resource persons who have participated in and supported our activities.
News from BEBESEA:
Reports Published: On 10 March 2022, BEBESEA launched two reports “Understanding the Pattern of Placement and Recruitment of Migrant Workers in Southeast and East Asia: Costs, Challenges, and Recommendations” and “Strengthening Health Protection for Migrant Workers in East and Southeast Asia: A Three Case Analysis”. You can also watch the recording of the launching event.
Voicesea podcast: The new episode “Two Years into Pandemic: Time to Work on Universal Health Coverage for Migrant Workers” is a conversation with Adeline Tinessia, the researcher and author of the report on health protection for migrant workers.
Here Are Stories, Hear Our Stories: Our campaign showcasing work produced by BEBESEA Story Fellows now has three new articles available on our website. “Spotlight on Myanmar LGBT+ Migrant Workers in Thailand, Malaysia and Singapore” is a series of three articles by Myoh Minn Oo. #HereAreStoriesHearOurStories
- #1/3 Making Migration Safe and Accessible
- #2/3 Gender-based Violence and Human Rights Abuse
- #3/3 Health Challenges and Call for Better Health Protection
News from Our Network:
Webinar recordings: Recordings are available to catch up with webinars hosted by our colleagues.
- “Harmony in Diversity: Learning from Filipino Migrants’ Experiences (Dec. 18, 2021)” organised by Kakehashi and the Sasakawa Peace Foundation (SPF);
- “Engagement & Remedy Forum for Responsible Business Conduct 2022 (February 28, 2022)” also co-organised by SPF and its partners;
- “ABK Tereksploitasi, Presiden Melanggar HAM?” (A study of human rights violations of vessel crews in Southeast Asia: Omission of Modern Slavery) organised by Buruh Miran Indonesia (SBMI), Human Rights Working Group (HWRG) and Greenpeace Indonesia. The press release from SBMI, HRWG and Greenpeace is also available.
Publication: New book 『日本の「非正規移民」』 (“Irregular Migrants” in Japan) authored by Jotaro Kato, Lecturer of Mukogawa Women’s University (BEBESEA Steering Committee member) was published on 31 March.
Feature Articles: “No way home and no way in! COVID-19 and Indonesian workers in Japan” (new mandala) by Yusy Widarahesty, Institute of International Relations of Ritsumeikan University, Japan.
Human Rights Media Award: BEBESEA congratulate Wasinee Pabpurapap and her colleagues at WorkpointTODAY for receiving an honorable mention for Human Rights Media Award 2021 by Amnesty International Thailand. Wasinee was one of the panel speakers at our event “Building Robust Solidarity with Migrant Workers in East and Southeast Asia”.
If you have any resources or events you would like BEBESEA to share widely, please do get in touch!