BEBESEA is a cross-regional network and platform advocating migrants, their families and supporters in/from East and Southeast Asia to share ideas and resources on migration and cross-cutting human rights issues.

Share, connect and collaborate: BEBESEA initiative is aimed at building stronger network and collaboration among individuals and civil society actors in/from East and Southeast Asia cross-regionally to advocate for better protection of human rights and inclusive and safe governance of migration.

BEBESEA is a network of organisations and individuals advocating for rights of migrants in and from East and Southeast Asia as well as cross-cutting/intersectional human rights issues in the regions. Individuals can join our interactive facebook group for exchanges of information and resources as well as discussions on any related issues.

This website serves as a depository of resources on migration and related human rights issues in East and Southeast Asia, particularly of local civil society initiatives.

Follow our social media platforms @bebeseaorg for latest information and updates. BEBESEA also host I’Migrant Podcast available on major podcast platforms.

“We strive to build a society where human rights of migrants and their families are upheld, respected, protected and fulfilled regardless of their race, nationalities, gender, age, and administrative/immigration statuses.”

Bebesea Secretariat

The Secretariat is the hub and driving engine of our cross-regional network and its initiatives, overseeing advocacy and campaigning activities, cross-regional communications strategy, and other efforts in coordination with civil society networks.

The Secretariat mobilizes our cross-regional civil society network, partner organizations and institutions to ensure the effectiveness, independence, and accessibility of joint advocacy and responds to urgent local, regional and international developments.

The Secretariat is currently hosted by HRWG Indonesia, with the support of the Sasakawa Peace Foundation in Japan.

Partnership & Collaboration Model

The initiative works closely and collaboratively with a range of different actors and organizations in the migration and human rights sphere in East and Southeast Asia as well as globally. These actors include CSOs, activists, academia, as well as the broader network of governments, the UN, regional organizations, the media, and many other institutions, to advance the effectiveness, independence, and accessibility of the human rights for migrants.

Our unique collaboration model is designed to maximize the expertise and impact of our network and partners. We share information and resources, knowledge to strategize jointly, and campaign together to amplify voices to affect changes.