The regional Migrants’ Rights Programme (MRP) comes under DCA’s global Active Citizenship Programme.
It represents the second phase of the former Asia Safe Migration (ASM) programme, and is currently being implemented through DCA’s Regional Offices in South Asia (SARO), Cambodia, and Burma/ Myanmar.
It works with partners in seven core countries: India, Nepal, Bangladesh, Cambodia, Thailand, Burma/Myanmar, and Malaysia.
The focus of the programme lies on securing migrant workers’ rights through the entire cycle of migration, from origin, through transit, at destination, and at return to their home country.
The three SARO countries are mainly sending countries in this scenario, although India also plays the role of transit country for many migrants going further afield.
The programme’s main objectives, in line with this focus, are: