viernes, 24 de abril de 2015

Dear Friends,

Greetings from Manila. Hope all goes well.

As part of the Step it Up Campaign we are writing to invite you to join a global mobilization to promote an international movement to support the rights of migrants on 1 May 2015, in the context of the celebration of the 25th anniversary of the Convention for the Protection of the Rights of All Migrant Workers and Members of Their Families.

This project responds in part to the massive mobilizations that took place in the United Sates the first of May 2006, and it has emerged as a necessity in the face of the violations of the human rights of migrants and their families that are committed every day in all regions of the world. We are also conscious that similar mobilizations will be carried out in various countries on the 1st of May. The ideal came out of the international meeting of human rights organizations that took place in Buenos Aires in June 2014. The project’s objectives include the following:

  • Demonstrate the diverse infringements of human rights that affect migrants, asylum seekers and refugees – and their families – across of the world.
  • Highlight the relationship between migration and work, in relation to both the structural causes of migration and to the situations of migrant workers in their countries of transit and destination
  • Strengthen alliances between organizations that work in defense of human rights in general and the rights migrants in particular, including associations of migrants, human rights organizations, labour unions, and academic institutions among many others, at the local, national, regional and global levels.
  • Promote the effective ratification and / or implementation of the conventions for the protection of the Rights of All Migrant Workers and their Families and Convention s97 and 143 of the ILO, as well as the application of all other ILO Conventions and regional and universal human rights treaties to the migrant population
Please scroll down or download the attachments to read the full details about this momentous event.

If you are organizing similar activities on 1 May 2015 or you would like to participate in the global mobilization, please let us know. Your participation will allow us to bring greater visibility to these actions, and also promote and strengthen relationships between different actors who are converging to a common goal of guaranteeing human rights to all migrants and members of their families, asylum seekers and refugees.

Inform us of your activities by emailing us at

All actions and information taking place in various locations will be covered and featured in the following online platforms:


Social media  (@cmw25_stepitup) 

We look forward to hearing from you on this

Courage, Peace, Power in a world in which our working together makes a difference.

William Gois