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Bangladeshi Ovibashi Mohila Sramik Association (BOMSA) aims to unite and protect the welfare of female migrants of Bangladesh. Founded and operated by returned women migrant workers, BOMSA has been working with internal and external women migrants since 1998 to ensure the protection of migrants’ rights. At that time it was the only voice for female migrants in Bangladesh. BOMSA has been registered with Department of Women’s Affairs, Government of Bangladesh DWA Registration no. Jesbikka/ Dhaka/250, NGO Bureau Reg. No. 1920. BOMSA is operational in eleven districts. Their work continues to shape the lives of many women, who battle against the odds in foreign lands by offering both pre- and post- departure support and training.
Address: 132, Darus Salam (3rd floor), Karlanpur
Mirpur Road, Dhaka-1216
Tel: +8801718405546, +8801819432782
HSPSC has carried out activities towards the implementation of human trafficking projects. Their beneficiaries include migrant women and children and vulnerable communities. HSPSC works together with local government officials, NGOs and communities to address the issue of human trafficking in a comprehensive and integrated manner.
Address: ESC Centre - 2B, fl.2,Sukhbaatar District, Sub district 6, Youth Avenue, Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia
Tel: +976 70 110216
CWDA is an indigenous, non-profit, non-government organisation with a strong feminist agenda. It grew out of the dissolved Phnom Penh Municipality Women’s Association in May 1993 after accreditation by the Supreme National Council.
CWDA is dedicated to promoting the self-reliant development of disadvantaged Cambodian communities and to the advancement of women’s and children’s rights. CWDA seeks to empower women through collective organisation, personal development, skills training, access to resources and advocacy on their behalf. CWDA facilities the active participation of grassroots women in awareness-raising activities on women’s issues, creating favourable local environments for women’s forums and activities.
Research and advocacy projects are also undertaken in support of specific objectives regarding the protection of women’s and children’s rights. For example CWDA has conducted research together with the Cambodian Prostitutes’ Union on Human Rights abuses of prostitutes in Toul Kork. The survey was significant because it was done by the women concerned themselves. It was a rare study that was done by, not about, prostitutes and their lives, working conditions, suffering in the hands of police and clients. The women themselves made recommendations to the government and to society about what should be done to improve their situation.
Address: No. 19, Street 242, Boeung Prolit, Khan 7 Makara, Phnom Penh Cambodia
Tel: +855 23 210 449 Fax: +855 23 210 487