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FPAR Series - CEAPA

Title: Migración y Trabajo: Mujeres Migrantes Haitianas: Investigación Feminista de Acción Participativa
Organisation: Centro de Apoyo Aquelarre (CEAPA)
Language: Spanish
About the Project:

The FPAR research of CEAPA brings the lived realities of Haitian migrant women in a community in the Dominican Republic and shows how language barriers, discrimination and rights violations affect their insertion into the labour market.


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FPAR Series - FIDA Kenya

Title: The Realities and Agency of Informal Sector Workers: The Account of Migrant Women Workers in Nairobi
Organisation: Federation of Women Lawyers - Kenya (FIDA Kenya)
Language: Kiswahili and English
About the Project:

In Kenya, migrant and refugee women tell the stories of workers in the informal sector inNairobi’s slums and show their efforts to organise  and claim their rights.

Executive Summary in Kiswahili

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FPAR Series - Sodireitos

Title:

Uma Experiência De Pesquisa Ação Participativa: Migração, Trabalho e Genero entre Mulheres na Amazônia Brasileira

Organisation: Sodireitos (Sociedade de Defesa dos Direitos Sexuais na Amazônia)
Language: Portugese
About the Project:

Sodireitos’ FPAR research brings the voices and experiences of women from the Brazilian Amazonia region who, through informal but efficient networks migrate in search of better opportunities, and describe their migration experiences upon departure, travel and return, as well as the effects of their disadvantaged social and economic position in their migration process.


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FPAR Series - AkiDwa

Title:

‘Am Only Saying It Now’: Experiences of Women Seeking Asylum in Ireland

Organisation: Akina Dada Wa Africa (AkiDwA)
Language: English
About the Project:

AkiDwA’s research centres the voices of African women seeking asylum in Irish refugee centres; exposes their experiences of living in direct provision; and gives suggestions for action and change.


At a Glance Summary by GAATW

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FPAR Series - Understanding Needs, Recognising Rights

Title:

Understanding Needs, Recognising Rights: The stories, perspectives, and priorities of immigrant Iranian women in Vancouver, Canada

Organisation:
Language: English
About the Project:

Middle Eastern migrants tell their migration stories, and show agency and determination to build up a new life in Canada, in spite of the many challenges they encounter.

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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.