Labor Rights and Migration

Rights Corridor online platform examines the political, economic, social, and cultural determinants of labour rights, as well as their policy consequences on labour migrants, sending/receiving states, non-state actors, and international organizations across Asia-Middle East and Africa-Middle East migration corridors and beyond. Critical focus on unethical/illegal migrant recruitment, labor exploitation, human trafficking, information orientation programs (pre-departure and post-arrival programs), and access to justice, will be explored through publications and social media engagement. (Photo: unairan.org)

PROJECTS AND COLLABORATIONS

Multi-stakeholders Coordination on Health Service for Women Migrant Workers on Gender-Based Violence During the COVID-19 Pandemic (July 14 and 15, 2020) – Webinar consultation dialogues hosted by Development for Action Women Network (DAWN), in partnership with the UN Women-Philippines, and moderated by Froilan Malit, Jr. of Rights Corridor.

Video link: (Day 1)  https://www.facebook.com/dawnphilippines/videos/2697467913801841/

Video Link: (Day 2) https://www.facebook.com/dawnphilippines/videos/560084688232023/

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COVID-19 As a Mobility Crisis: Repatriation of Migrant  from the Gulf States (May 29, 2020) – A webinar moderated by Ms. Edna Co, Director of CIFAL Philippines. Speakers: Undersecretary Sarah Lou Arriola of the Dept. of Foreign Affairs, Loreto Soriano, President of LBS Recruitment Solutions, Froilan Malit, Jr. of Rights Corridor, and Kristin Dadey, Chief of Mission, International Organization for Migration (IOM)- Philippines.

Video Link: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1K87AndzX10mh6Hla4TQyIbKjR-njEZaj/view

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Usapang CQ: COVID sa Middle East (CQ Talks: COVID in the Middle East) (May 16, 2020) – A virtual one-on-one interview with Rights Corridor Managing Director Froilan Malit, Jr., on the update of the COVID-19 pandemic in the Gulf States, by Manila-based social media influencer Malou Talosig-Bartolome.

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Updates with Overseas Filipino Workers in the Gulf (May 15, 2020)RC Dialogues host Froilan Malit, Jr. engaged in light conversation with three Filipino civic leaders (Jason Bucton, FilCom – Dubai & DNE Chairman 2020; Josie Conlu FilCom – Dubai & DNE Chairman 2019; Nicholo Jallores Social Media Manager, FilCom-Dubai & DNE community volunteer) in the Dubai, UAE about the importance of healthcare coverage.

Video Link: https://www.facebook.com/105429971099702/videos/1160338544316415/

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Global Conversations – Frontlines during COVID-19: Migrant Workers in the Gulf Region (May 05, 2020) – Cambridge University Centre for the Study of Global Human Movement periodic webinar Global Conversations’ first episode in a new series, featuring Rights Corridor Managing Director and Cambridge University PhD student, Froilan Malit, Jr. as Gulf migration specialist.

Video Link: https://www.humanmovement.cam.ac.uk/news/global-conv-01?fbclid=IwAR01x8sl63Oc3hA4vk1caFxKU3z2BmY4E6NFUYAyOhgySiQGjex0k1-Hnis 

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Migration Governance Challenge During the COVID-19 Pandemic: The Case of Nepal (May 02, 2020) – RC Dialogues episode that tackled on the effects (short term and long term) on Nepalese migrant workers in Southeast Asia and the Gulf, with guests Human Rights lawyer Anurag Devkota, LLM of Law and Policy Forum for Social Justice (LAPSOJ) and Anuj Tiwari, instructor at the Center for Research and Development (CERAD), King’s College, Nepal.

Video Link: https://www.facebook.com/105429971099702/videos/2675909689362877/

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The Challenges that OFWs Face Amid the COVID-19 Pandemic (April 28, 2020)RC Dialogues episode, virtual discussion tackling the challenges faced by overseas Filipino workers in the UAE and in other parts of the world , as well as the core public services of the Philippine government. Special guests: Atty. Barney Almazar, director at Gulf Law, UAE and Angel Tesorero, award-winning journalist of Gulf News.

Video link: https://www.facebook.com/105429971099702/videos/610463779571930/