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Justice Centre Hong Kong

JCHKJustice Centre Hong Kong is a leading nonprofit human rights organisation working to protect the rights of vulnerable groups in Hong Kong: refugees and victims of torture, human trafficking and forced labour.
Justice Centre Hong Kong works to protect the rights of refugees and asylum seekers, survivors of torture, human trafficking and forced labour. The organisation's vision is for Hong Kong to be a fair and inclusive society where even the most marginalised enjoy fundamental rights and access to justice. The mission is to enable clients to access their rights through legal and psychosocial support, policy, advocacy and research while strengthening the rule of law in Hong Kong.
Justice Centre was historically Hong Kong Refugee Advice Centre (HKRAC) founded in 2007 and was the first and only non-governmental organisation in Hong Kong to provide free and vital legal aid to vulnerable refugees seeking protection through the UN refugee agency’s Refugee Screening Determination process. The organisation was relaunched as Justice Centre Hong Kong in 2014, expanding its services to assist all refugees seeking protection via the Unified Screening Mechanism, as well as working on human trafficking and forced labour issues in Hong Kong.

Contact details:
Address: L1, The Sparkle, 500 Tung Chau Street,
West Kowloon, Hong Kong SAR
Tel: +852 3109 7359
Fax: +852 3422 3019
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Website: http://www.justicecentre.org.hk/ 

Ovibashi Karmi Unnayan Program (OKUP)

OKUPOvibashi Karmi Unnayan Program (OKUP) is a community-based migrants rights organisation that operates on the principles of human rights and gender justice, substantive equality and non-discrimination.

OKUP has sound capacity and expertise in the area of migrants rights, health, and social and economic reintegration. OKUP advocates for the human rights of all migrant workers across the borders including the rights of movement, rights of employment, rights of dignity, and the rights of health. The fundamental guiding principle of OKUP is the centrality of migrant workers in the migration discourse at all levels through unity, capacity enhancement, and leadership development.

Contact Details:
Adress: 542 Mridha Plaza, South Dania, Dhaka-1236, Bangladesh
Tell: +880 2 7553737
Fax: +880 2 7553737
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Website: http://www.okup.org.bd 

Association for Community Development (ACD)

The Association for Community Development (ACD) was established in 1989 by social activists in view of community development with a philosophy of mainstreaming gender equality, social justice and good governance. ACD is committed to empower the most disadvantaged and marginalised women, children and adolescent girls whose lives have been suppressed under the traditional patriarchal societal system and economic hardship. In addition, ACD has been initiating its interventions by an integrated approach in view of establishing the rights of grassroots women and children, protecting violence against them, reducing gender based discrimination and establishing social justice with developing community care system. 

 

Contact Details
Address: H-41, Sagarpara, Rajshahi-6100, Bangladesh
Tel: +88 0721770660
Fax: +88 0721775383
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Webmail: http://www.acdbd.org

 

 

 

WOMEN FORUM FOR WOMEN IN NEPAL (WOFOWON)

WofowonWOFOWON is the first non-governmental organisation in Nepal working to ensure the rights of women in the informal and entertainment sectors. Registered in 2008, WOFOWON has been working for ensuring human rights, freedom and dignity of women, young girls and girl children working in the informal sectors that are migrated from rural areas or trafficked internally due to various reasons. WOFOWON works against all kinds of discrimination, injustices, labour exploitation, physical and sexual harassments to women in informal and entertainment sector.

WOFOWON is not only an organisation but also a network and not only a structure but also a strength of women workers. Because the rights of women workers in the fields of informal and entertainment sectors has been violated due to the different reasons, to ensure their rights, WOFOWON has been launching various campaigns since its establishment. The main activities include awareness raising campaigns on safe migration, human trafficking, women health, and violence against women, capacity building and advocacy. WOFOWON is working to unite women workers and empower them collectively to raise voice for their rights through forming trade union and women’s groups.

Contact Details
Contact person: Gomawati Pun (Srijana)
Address: Gongabu, Kathmandu Municipality- 29, Kathmandu, Bagmati, Nepal
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Website: http://wofowon.org.np/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/wofowon

 

WOMEN SKILL CREATION CENTRE

WOSCCWomen Skill Creation Centre (WOSCC) was established in 1993 in Hetauda, Nepal. WOSCC is committed to make the change in patriarchal attitude of society and women position through empowerment and advocacy for their decision making position, socio-economic, political and cultural change and ensured women rights by the policies and laws. WOSCC is working for women and children to make social justice and equitable society with empowering women, identification and sustainable management of potential natural resources, building capacity of women, survivors and marginalised community for their livelihood promotion. WOSCC programmes and projects are contributing to improve the economic condition and socio-political position of target communities. Core area of WOSCC interventions are women empowerment against human slavery and trafficking, domestic violence, stopping child labor, governance and social inclusion, advocacy, forestry and climate change mitigation, alternative energy, agriculture and small scale entrepreneurship development. 

Contact Details
Address: Hetauda- 4, Makwanpur, Nepal
Tel: +977 57 525115, 524221
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Website: http://www.woscc.org.np/ 

 

Strategic Thematic Direction

During 2011-13, through our Power in Migration and Work thematic programme, we engaged more directly with the migrant rights and labour rights movements. During 2014-2016 our work will build on the work of previous years; we will continue to push for a human rights based approach in anti-trafficking policies and practices.  We will also deepen our engagement with the issue of migration and labour.

The three thematic strategic issues outlined below are continuations of our work during 2011-13.

ACCOUNTABILITY Increasing the accountability of all anti-trafficking stakeholders involved in the design or implementation of anti-trafficking responses, towards the persons whose human rights they purport to protect.

ACCESS TO JUSTICE Broadening spaces for trafficked persons and migrant workers to practice their human rights by improving access to justice and combating all forms of discrimination that impact women’s ability to exercise their human rights as they relate to trafficking.

POWER IN MIGRATION AND WORK Centring an analysis of women’s power in their labour and migration to better assess migration and labour policies’ impact on women, and to work towards labour and migration processes that reflect migrants’ needs, aspirations and capabilities.