MMN holds the “Mekong Vocabulary on Migration” Workshop at the ACSC/APF 2011, Jakarta, Indonesia

The 7th ASEAN Civil Society Conference/ ASEAN People’s Forum (ACSC/APF) was held between 3-5 May 2011 in Jakarta, Indonesia under the theme of “ASEAN Community in a Global Community of Nations.”

During the ACSC/APF, MMN organised a workshop titled “Mekong Vocabulary of Migration. At the workshop, MMN presented its soon-to-launched publication “Speaking of Migration: Mekong Vocabulary on Migration”, which introduces common definitions of 117 migration terms. The terms and definitions were translated into six Mekong languages (Burmese, Chinese, Khmer, Lao, Thai, Vietnamese). The booklet aims to promote mutual understanding among human rights advocates in the region when discussing migration issues. Over 30 participants from various ASEAN countries attended the workshop. Through interactive and fun activities, participants tried out the booklet and provided feedback to the draft publication.