Advocacy Programme for Forced Migration Refugees

Our advocacy takes place on many levels. In the field, our staff frequently advocate on behalf of individual refugees who require help in protecting their rights and dignity. We are also present at the country level, where we support changes in legislation or policy when called for, especially in areas such as immigration detention, work, health, and education rights. We advocate for the integration of refugees into national life, and urge the ending of all forms of discrimination and xenophobia.

Furthermore, since refugees – as well as the political, social and racism issues, CJP Sri Lanka advocates at the regional level. Regional advocacy staff monitor regional developments, and assist national offices with policy positions and advocacy opportunities.

Finally, CJP Sri Lanka advocates at the National level. Our offices in Ampara, Batticaloa, and Mannar present the concerns of the CJP Sri lanka network to Local and international humanitarian institutions that can improve conditions for refugees and enhance international cooperation in sharing responsibility for protecting them. These offices bring the information that CJP Sri lanka has from our closeness to refugee to the attention of state and international institutional parties