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Migrant Workers Rights Network (MWRN)

The Migrant Workers Rights Network (MWRN) is a membership-based organisation for migrant workers from Myanmar residing and working in Thailand. MWRN aims to promote and strengthen Myanmar migrant workers’ rights by raising awareness, promoting access to justice and negotiation processes with employers and officials and promoting wider policy change.

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GRANT AMOUNT

TOTAL AMOUNT GRANTED

$345,057

GRANT AWARDED DATE

NUMBER OF GRANTS

2

The main goal of MWRN’s project is to reduce labour and human rights violations and strengthen migrant worker communities in Thailand. It aims to expand its network to include 1000 new members and continue its activities training workers on labour rights. MWRN will also focus on forming and training worker welfare committees and sensitise local Thai trade unions on issues surrounding migrant labour. Migrant workers will then be linked with their local union, increasing their ability to collectively negotiate better working conditions, or will join MWRN. Legal assistance in relation to employment and migration matters will also be provided, with MWRN aiming to assist 2000 migrant workers.

LENGTH OF GRANT

LENGTH OF GRANT

2 Years

GRANT AWARDED DATE

GRANT AWARDED DATE

January 2019

GRANT AMOUNT

GRANT AMOUNT

$165,059

PROJECT & INITIATIVES

PROJECT & INITIATIVES

Thailand

Through this project, Migrant Workers Rights Network (MWRN) will expand its outreach through their Hat Yai (Songkhla Province) facilities to the community of Cambodian seafood workers, as well as further its outreach and work with fishing boat workers in Mahachai (Samut Sakhon Province).

The main goal of the project is to reduce migrant rights violations and strengthen migrant worker communities in Thailand. The project aims to result in 50,000 migrant workers gaining an increased awareness of their human and labour rights, increasing their power to collectively negotiate better working conditions, and effectively secure fair remedies and justice following situations of exploitation.

MWRN will continue providing legal assistance and education services to migrant communities as well as directly engage Thai businesses active in the seafood industry.

LENGTH OF GRANT

LENGTH OF GRANT

3 Years

GRANT AWARDED DATE

GRANT AWARDED DATE

October 2015

GRANT AMOUNT

GRANT AMOUNT

$179,998

PROJECT & INITIATIVES

PROJECT & INITIATIVES

Thailand

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