On June 4th 2013, 6.00pm till 8.30pm, at the Holiday Gardens Hotel
Please Join Us On
The 10th Anniversary of the Mekong Migration Network
celebrating Collective Research and Advocacy in the Mekong
In 2001, NGOs, academic institutes and mass organizations in the Mekong countries came together to develop a resource book on Migration in the Mekong Region. This collaboration gave birth to the Mekong Migration Network (MMN) in 2003 and to a series of publications related to migration and advocating the rights of migrants in the Mekong region.
On the occasion of the 10th Anniversary, as well as welcoming you to share Shan food and enjoy a Mekong cocktail with us, we will also present our two latest publications:
Climate Change and Migration
Arrest, Detention and Deportation in Thailand: Policies, Issues and Experiences of Migrants
The Climate Change and Migration report takes two selected communities in Burma/Myanmar and Vietnam and explores how the environmental changes are impacting on the livelihoods and life and work choices people make, particularly with regards to migration.
The Arrest, Detention and Deportation (ADD) in Thailand report is a follow up to the 2008 MMN report on the topic. MMN partners have carried out research to map out the policies and guidelines relating to the ADD, carried out key informant interviews, and interviewed over 200 migrants who have been subject to ADD to study the experiences on ADD on the ground. The findings reveal striking gaps and inconsistency in the practices of ADD in Thailand affecting so many migrants’ lives today.
6pm Welcome Address and 10 years of MMN
6:20pm Current Situation of Arrest, Detention and Deportation
6.40pm Climate Change and Migration
7:00pm Question and Answer
7.15pm Eat and Drink Mekong Fare
For further information contact:
(English) Ms Jackie Pollock, MAP Foundation, email@example.com, ph: 085 039 5216
(Thai) Ms Omsin Boonlert, MMN, firstname.lastname@example.org / ph: 086 923 8313
For more details, please see a flyer of the MMN book launch here.
PDF version of both reports are available here: Arrest, Detention and Deportation & Climate Change and Migration