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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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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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Additional Funding Received for Child Labor Remediation Hub

We are thrilled to announce the addition of Nu Skin to our collaborative effort aimed at advancing child rights and protection in the palm oil sector. Nu Skin’s generous contribution in 2024 will play a key role in supporting MY Voice’s initiative focused on establishing a Child Labour Remediation Hub. With this grant, we will …

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Introductory Training Kicks off Exciting Partnership with Ramatex

MY Voice, our project to address forced and child labor in the palm oil and garment industries in Malaysia, initiated an exciting partnership with Ramatex Textiles Industrial Sdn Bhd, a leading influencer in the Malaysian textile industry. Together, MY Voice and Ramatex are developing a two-year action plan to advance workers rights. Last month, MY Voice led …

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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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