Migrant Rights International Marks Its 20th Anniversary

Posted on October 18, 2017 By

Migrants Rights International celebrates 20 years of fighting for the rights of migrants across the globe. In the last two decades, the organization has been one of the key participants in international forums on migrant rights.

Migrants Rights International (MRI) has been a participant in the World Conference on Women (Beijing 1995, the World Summit on Social Development (Copenhagen), and the UN Human Rights Council.

Moreover, MRI has been heavily involved in founding and strengthening other migrants’ rights movements. The entity has also organized eight People’s Global Action on Migration, Development, & Human Rights forums. Learn more about Michael Lacey and Jim Larkin: https://michael-lacey.com/

The efforts the organization has put directly or indirectly through its members in the fight for migrants’ rights is proof of the organization’s commitment to advocating for protection, respect, and the fulfillment of human rights entitled to refugees.

Its efforts have also lead to the recognition of migrants and inclusion of their voices in polices. This strategy has played an instrumental role in transforming the lives of these individuals.

MRI has also been actively involved in launching different campaigns. One of such campaigns is the Step It Up. The campaign focuses on advocating for rights, dignity, and development of migrants across the globe.

It also marked 25 years since the founding of UN Migrant Workers’ Convention. Some of the organizations that took part in the launch of the campaign included Migrant Forum Asia, the Diplomacy Training Program, Solidarity Center and the Arab Network for Migrants Rights.

The others are the International Labor Organization, and the OHCHR Secretary of the International Convention on the Protection of the Rights of All Migrant Workers and Members of Their Families. The platform provided by this campaign is ideal for further ratification that will enable migrants and their families to enjoy their liberties. Read more: Phoenix New Times | Wikipedia

Migrants Rights International promises to continue advancing their efforts. The organization has noted that in the next work year, it will be focusing on facilitating decent work and dignity to migrant workers.

The organization will also ensure that migrants across the globe enjoy rights-based approaches to development. MRI is made up of dozens of organizations spread across Asia, Africa, Latin American, Europe, and North America. The non-governmental organization relies on donors like Lacey & Larkin Frontera Fund for funding.

About Lacey & Larkin Frontera Fund

Lacey & Larkin Frontera Fund is a charity organization based in Phoenix, Arizona. The organization funds migrants’ rights advocacy group across Arizona. The organization also funds organizations fighting for the freedom of expression. Through their support, many rights groups across Arizona have been able to advance their human rights advocacy efforts.

Jim Larkin and Michael Lacey founded the charity organization following their successful court case against Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpiao for their wrongful arrest on October 18, 2007. The duo used the settlement money from the lawsuit to establish a $3.75 million war chest for the organization.

Larkin and Lacey are journalists are known for their journalistic achievements. They are the brains behind own Village Voice Media and Phoenix New Times.