Migrant Workers Empowerment and Advocacy (MWEA project)

Migrant Workers Empowerment and Advocacy (MWEA project) aims to ensure that the rights of migrant workers are protected in Malaysia. The project takes a three-pronged approach, focusing on empowerment of Malaysian civil society to better support migrant workers in realization of their rights; empowering women and men migrant workers to realize their rights; and inspiring Malaysian youth to demonstrate increased support for the rights and welfare of migrant workers.

Migrant Workers Empowerment and Advocacy (MWEA project) aims to ensure that the rights of migrant workers are protected in Malaysia. The project takes a three-pronged approach, focusing on empowerment of Malaysian civil society to better support migrant workers in realization of their rights; empowering women and men migrant workers to realize their rights; and inspiring Malaysian youth to demonstrate increased support for the rights and welfare of migrant workers. To achieve these objectives the project strengthens capacity of its trade union, non-governmental organization and migrant association partners to deliver services to migrant workers; increases knowledge of migrant workers regarding their rights; and implements awareness raising and advocacy activities targeting Malaysian youth on campuses and on social media. The MWEA project builds on, and complements, past and ongoing ILO interventions in Malaysia, including continuing support for the Migration Works Campaign and Migrant Resource Centers (MRCs) run by Tenaganita and Malaysian Trades Union Congress (MTUC).