Also known as Kapatiran para sa Karapatan at Kaunlaran ng mga Manggagawang Pilipino sa Ibayong dagat is an association of Filipino migrant workers based in Geneva advocating for the rights and welfare of migrant workers through networking with relevant NGOs and institutions, lobbying and organising. We also aim to empower migrant workers through education, training and other activities. Gather and disseminate, through forums and publications,information that promote the rights of migrants and uplift their economic status.KAKKAMPI is also working for the democratization of information technology by organizing computer learning centres that offer free computer classes and workshops with access to on-the-job training with partner organizations.
established in 1994 as a program of the Asian Migrant Center (AMC), a non-government organization based in Hong Kong. After years of organizing migrant workers and providing various services to help them cope with their problems, the AMC decided that the long term solution to migration is savings mobilization, building of savings associations among migrant workers and alternative investments at home.This “re-integration” scheme was seen as a means to prepare migrant workers for their eventual return to their countries and at the same time to help create small enterprises at home. With the projected establishment of enterprises at home the migrant workers help create new jobs for their families and communities and even for themselves in case overseas employment is terminated suddenly.The program was set up in the Philippines in 1996 and has become a model for other labor sending countries in Asia to bring home their migrants with dignity, and as early as possible, so as to reduce the hazards they may be exposed tooverseas.
Migrants Rights International
is the independent global monitoring body focusing on human rights of migrants, founded in Cairo in 1994. Its purposes are to promote recognition and respect for the rights of all migrants; to advocate for ratification of the 1990International Convention on the Protection of the Rights of All Migrant Workers and Members of their Families; and to facilitate work of and cooperation among migrant associations, NGOs and international organizations.
Geneva Forum for Philippine Concerns
aims to build awareness on Philippine issues and concerns especially those which affect disadvantaged groups.It seeks to create linkages among individuals and groups with similar concerns and to generate support in Switzerland for these issues and concerns.
Know your Rights
a Legal Guide for Household-Employees in Switzerland is a definitive reference for anyone seeking answer toquestions about employment in most households in Switzerland. The book patiently explain in simple English and in non legal language to the extent possible, the nature of household employment contracts,minimum salary-rates, overtime pay,days off medical insurance, social security, children allowance and other entitlements, work permits, unjust and valid terminations, employment in diplomatic households. and other important information on household employment never before available -in one convenient volume. Probably the first book or manual of its kind, “ Your Rights” is a simple but authoritative guide that may be used not only by domestic workers, but also by employers, jurists, students and academicians,government authorities, international organisations, migrants rights advocates and basically any person,regardless of nationality or status, who may wish to be informed -of the .rights, as well as the obligations or household employment in Switzer land Know your Rights was written by
, a noted lawyer and human rights advocate and in collaboration with
Geneva Forum for Philippine Concerns