No. 53/1, Sarasavi Lane, Rajagiriya
Sri Lanka

+ 94-11-2690201 / 5632045 / 5635900


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Dhananjaya Tilakaratne

Added on: Apr 19, 2017

Last Updated: Apr 19, 2017

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Presently in Sri Lanka, engaged with ACTFORM developing programmes that promotes and protect rights of migrant workers (with special focus on women migrants in West Asian Countries.

Name: Action Network for Migrant Workers

Objectives of the Association are:

To work together as a network towards creating a just society that respects and protects human rights

specially whose related to migrant workers and members of their families and through lobbying and advocacy on policy and policy reforms and intervening to address issues of migrants particularly of women.

Specific objective

Subject to amendments and inclusion of other objectives in accordance with contemporary needs and emerging situations ACTFORM shall work to achieve following specific objectives:

1        To strengthen the rights of migrant workers, by forming a strong legal framework which will enable to overcome some of the problems they face;

2        To create awareness among different layers of society to ensure that women migrant workers’ dignity and self-respect is safeguarded and thus to improve their quality of life;

3        To strengthen organizational capacity of network member organizations to effectively deal with issues of migrant workers;

4        To act as a pressure group influencing through lobbying for change of government policies towards promotion and protection of rights of migrant workers;

5        To work against human trafficking;

6        To offer counseling and outreach programs to victims of human rights violations

7        create awareness among migrant workers of their rights and of practical issues of migration process.



Dhananjaya Tilakaratne

I am a Sri Lankan legal and development practitioner with special training in international human rights law. I have extnesively worked with Sri Lankan human rights organizations, regional human rightss organizations and international bodies such as United Nations. During 2002/2003 I have worked at Cambodia Office of High Commission of Human Rights of the United Nations. Presently engaged as a consultant at Action Network for Migrant Workers a nationally recognized civil society network that work to promote and protect rights of migrant workers. Apart from that, engaged in developing an online platform to make ordinary citizens legally empower and make the law accessible to ordinary people. Academically, I have graduate and post graduate qualifications in Economics, International Affairs and Development Studies and professionally a qualified Attorney-at-Law. My involvment in social and economic justice activism spans over 23 years.

Sri Lanka

Katy Namati

I have an online business and my products are mainly for women. I am very interested in empowering women who are especially subject to domestic violence. In achieving equality of men and women especially in societies which put more power on men that shifting towards a more balanced society.


Ziad Arafa

More than 22 media campaigns have been launched to raise awareness about youth crises around the world, including combating violence and extremism in more than a dozen countries ,Media attention and propaganda dealing with the international media and organizing information events of the organization


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