Profile: It campaigns for the rights of migrant workers, up to three million of whom are in Malaysia. Migrant workers have been lured into the country, as a deliberate policy of the Malaysian government and have played a critical role in the country's recent economic success, but many now find them-selves suffering the most appalling abuses and are detained in camps as undesirables. Tenaganita works to document these problems, but also runs a half-way house for prostitutes with HIV, and a number of other programmes relating to migrant and poor workers' health, education, awareness and human rights. It also works with organisations in neighbouring countries to provide health, legal and pre-departure information for migrant workers.
Name of representative: Irene Fernandez