Who We Are
Ovibashi Karmi Unnayan Program (OKUP) is a community based migrants organization, operates on the principle of human rights first priority based on gender justice, substantive equality and non-discrimination.
Believing in that the unity of migrant workers enhances their empowerment and contributes to the protection of their rights and dignity, OKUP came up as a platform of returnee migrant workers in 2004.
Through different engagement, OKUP has strong foot in the migrant communities. It has sound capacity and expertise in the area of migrants rights, health including HIV/AIDS, and social and economic reintegration. It has put migrants voices at different national and international levels.
Create enabling environment for rights and protection of all migrant workers across borders irrespective of gender as well as legal status
Bring migrants’ perspectives and voices in the migration discourse and advocacy for policy for migrant focused policy formulation and implementation in all three stages of migration: pre-departure, on-site and upon return
- To reduce risks and vulnerabilities of migrant workers in migration cycle through pre-departure interventions
- To provide direct assistance for social reintegration of the vulnerable migrants through repatriation, family reunification, shelter, health, Legal and paralegal support and services
- To promote economic reintegration and sustainable livelihoods of the returnees, and the communities including climate induced migrants for sustainable development
- To organise migrant workers and their families for unity, empowerment and flagging migrants’ voice and perspective into migration discourse
- To carry out Action Research and evidence based advocacy