CARAM Asia

CARAM Asia is committed to promoting and safeguarding the health rights of migrant workers in Asia, with a particular emphasis on HIV/AIDS and sexual and reproductive health and rights.  CARAM Asia is presently working on a regional project titled, “Prevention & Advocacy on Migrant HIV Issues, Enhancing Access to Health Services, and Promoting HIV Positive Migrant’s Rights in Asia.” This project is comprised of a three-year funding cycle from 2022 to 2024 funded by the Robert Carr Fund (RCF) for Civil Society Networks.

CARAM’s Funding Support- RCF:

The Robert Carr Fund (RCF) has been instrumental in providing continued financial support to CARAM Asia for the successful implementation of this regional initiative. This funding enables CARAM Asia to collaborate extensively with project partners at the national, international, and regional levels on advocacy and community-level engagement for migrant workers.

The Robert Carr Fund is an international funding mechanism working to:

  • Strengthen regional and global civil society and community networks
  • Empower, involve and serve inadequately served populations (ISPs)
  • Achieve results against HIV and for health, inclusion and wellbeing

Core Working Strategies

Caram's Project Partners

Partnership with distinguished project partners in three Asian subregions is crucial to the success of CARAM Asia efforts. The collaboration with the organizations listed below is regarded with appreciation:

  1. South Asia Partners:
    • Ovibashi Karmi Unnayan Programme (OKUP) – Bangladesh
    • SPEAK Trust – Pakistan
    • Community Development Services (CDS) – Sri Lanka
    • POURAKHI – Nepal
  2. Southeast Asia Partners:
    • North South Initiative (NSI) – Malaysia
    • Action for Health Initiatives (ACHIEVE) – Philippines
  3. Middle East Partner:
    • Migration Services and Development (MSD) – Lebanon

 

Project in Pakistan- SPEAK Trust:

In Pakistan, CARAM Asia is funding SPEAK Trust to implement a project “Integrated Services of Safe Migration, HIV Prevention and Care for Migrants and Families. This project strategically enhances Pakistani migrants’ access to HIV prevention and care through evidence-based advocacy and service delivery. It also supports safe, orderly, and regular migration through widespread awareness campaigns

Project in Pakistan

In Pakistan, CARAM Asia is funding SPEAK Trust to implement a project “Integrated Services of Safe Migration, HIV Prevention and Care for Migrants and Families. This project strategically enhances Pakistani migrants’ access to HIV prevention and care through evidence-based advocacy and service delivery. It also supports safe, orderly, and regular migration through widespread awareness campaigns