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Join us April 25, 2024: Symposium on Responsible Recruitment Practices

Join MY Voice, the Malaysian Government, the Human Rights Coalition, and their People Positive Palm partners for a symposium on responsible recruitment practices on Thursday 25 April from 0800 – 1300 (MYT) in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.  View Programme We are at a pivotal moment in the pursuit of ethical and responsible recruitment practices within our industries. As …

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MY Voice Child Labour Case Manager Training Kicks Off in Sabah with Humana Child Aid Society 

In Malaysia, about 33,600 children are estimated to be engaged in child labour in palm oil plantations and the majority were found to be in Sabah (58.8%). Of these, child labour cases in Sabah’s palm oil plantations and rural areas make up the highest prevalence, linked to undocumented migrant labour and statelessness. 2021 research shows …

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MY Voice Welcomes Mewaholeo Industries

The MY Voice project continues to make inroads in achieving workers’ rights and ethical practices in the palm oil industry by welcoming Mewaholeo Industries Sdn. Bhd as its latest private sector partner (PSP).   As part of their onboarding to the project, the MY Voice team conducted an Introduction to Social Compliance Systems (SCS) Training …

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About Child Labour

According to the International Labour Organisation (ILO), not all work done by children is classified as child labour. Child labour is defined as “work that deprives children of their childhood, their potential and their dignity, and is harmful to physical and mental development.” In other words, work can be positive to children’s development, so long …

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MY Voice participates at MPIC event against forced labour in palm oil 

December 11, 2023, Johor Bahru   MY Voice had a booth at the “Sesi Penerangan Dan Dialog Guna Tenaga Agrikomoditi” briefing and dialogue session organised by the Ministry of Plantation and Commodities (MPIC). The session was the fourth in a series of similar events by the Ministry to provide a platform for companies and workers in …

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Human Rights Festival 2023

10 December 2023, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia Human Rights Festival 2023 was organized by the Bar Council Human Rights Committee in conjunction with the annual Human Rights Day. This event’s objective is to highlight the efforts of various human rights organizations and migrant workers’ groups, simultaneously empowering the public to support human rights. MY Voice had …

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Shaping the Future of Responsible Recruitment

29 & 30 November 2023, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia MY Voice participated in the Shaping the Future of Responsible Recruitment workshop, organized by Forum for the Future, an international sustainability organization working to accelerate the shift towards a just and regenerative future by engaging with businesses, foundations and civil society organizations that share the same purpose. …

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MY Voice Raises Awareness on Child Labour Prevention and Remediation in Malaysia at Cahaya Webinar

In order to promote greater awareness of child rights in Malaysia, representatives from the MY Voice project were invited to speak at a webinar hosted by Cahaya Society on World Children’s Day in November 2023.   Joined by representatives from Iskul Sama DiLaut Omadal organisation and Rare Disease Malaysia Association, the webinar was an opportunity to …

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Event Poster: "Free Entry. The Bar Council Human Rights Committee is proud to announce the return of the human rights festival, in conjunction with human rights day as declared by the united nations. This year, we are proud to collaborate with Suaram for the festival themed 'Dignity, freedom and justice for all!' 10:00am to 8:00pm APW Bangsar. Human Rights Festival - Live music, arts & crafts, food & drinks, exhibitions, empowerment, games & more! Save the date 10 Dec 2023 (Sunday). Issued by Larissa Ann Louis, Chairperson, Bar Council Human Rights Committee. Circular No 285/2023 Dated 5 Oct 2023"

Dec. 10: Visit us at the Human Rights Festival 2023!

Join us in the Human Rights Festival hosted by the Bar Council Human Rights Committee, in conjunction with Human Rights Day as declared by the United Nations! This event will be held in APW Bangsar on the 10th December 2023 with the theme “Dignity, Freedom and Justice for All!”. In the spirit of worker-voice empowerment, …

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Validation Workshop for MY Voice Child Labour Remediation Model

In October 2023, MY Voice organized two validation workshops on our Child Labour Remediation Hub Model, focusing on the palm oil sector. The workshops involved key stakeholders, field practitioners, and experts to validate the remediation model and finalize its approach.   The first validation workshop, in collaboration with ANAK, took place in Tawau, Sabah on October …

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