IOM and Migrant Care publicly launched several Ship to Shore Rights knowledge products to commemorate International Migrants Day in Depok, West Java on 19 December. The publications included the Handbook for Migrant Fishers, Technical Guidance on Provision of Mental Health and Psychological Support for Male Victims of Trafficking, In the Shadow of the Ships, and a research study on recruitment of Indonesian migrant fishers in Korea. The event was attended by 191 participants, including representatives from several communities of origin for migrant fishing and seafood processing workers.
During the event, IOM shared information on the implementation of the Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration and highlighted the key protection challenges faced by migrant fishers during the migration process. The forum provided an important space for dialogue on greater inclusion of migrant fishers in protection mechanisms in Indonesia, which will provide the basis for community representatives to advocate at the local level.