Cross-Regional Workshop: Solidarity Building and Collective Advocacy on Rights of Seafarers and Sea-based Migrant Workers
Posted on December 12, 2022
Category: Event

We are delighted to host this year’s cross-regional workshop titled “Solidarity Building and Collective Advocacy on Rights of Seafarers and Sea-based Migrant Workers” and calling for participants. 

This online workshop will be held over two half-days on 2nd and 3rd February 2023 (2-6pm GMT+7) aimed at practical capacity building for grass-roots organisations and individual advocates through exchange and co-learning with resource persons and other participants. 

This year’s Cross-Regional Workshop will shed light on sea-based migrant workers. The ocean based economy provides significant numbers of jobs in East and Southeast Asia as OECD states the East Asia and Pacific region has the largest number of jobs in these industries (over 20 million) with rising jobs in the ASEAN region from 8.4 million in 2005 to 9 million in 2015. However, the knowledge about the situations of workers, particularly those who are migrants, in the sea-based sectors are very limited due to the physical distance and other factors that makes communication with workers in the sea difficult. There is a huge unmet gap in migrant rights and labour rights movements to increase understanding about situations of sea-based migrant workers and improving their participation. 

The Cross-Regional Academy will be a space for members of grass-roots organisations and individual activists to exchange their experiences of migrant rights advocacy, learn about different frameworks and arenas for regional and international advocacy and improve capacity to develop and implement their own and joint advocacy strategies.

Participation and Application

There is a limited number of slots available for participation in order to ensure a safe and engaging environment for all participants. We implement a selection process to ensure fairer representations of people who are impacted by the concerned issues.

You must apply for participation here ( by 15th January 2023. Early applications are recommended. Participants will be selected based on their relevance to the topics covered. Selected participants will be informed by 20th January 2023.

Financial support (US$75) for attending all the workshop sessions is available for a limited number of participants. 

For more details of the workshop and application – please read Terms of Reference before you apply

Please contact for inquiries.


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