About the Speaker
Eni Lestari is an Indonesian domestic helper and migrant rights activist who has been working in Hong Kong since 1999. She is the current chairperson of the International Migrants Alliance (IMA), the first global alliance of grassroots migrants’ organizations, founded in Hong Kong in 2008. Lestari is also the current chairperson of the Association of Indonesian Migrant Workers in Hong Kong (ATKI-HK), and spokesperson for the Asian Migrants Coordinating Body (AMCB), an alliance of migrant organizations of Nepalese, Sri Lankans, Thais, Filipinos, Indians, and Indonesians. Lestari is also a current board member of the Global Alliance Against Trafficking of Women (GAATW).
The International Migrants’ Alliance (IMA) (est. 2008) is the first-ever global alliance of organization of grassroots migrants, refugees, and displaced peoples. The International Migrants’ Alliance remains to be the leading international movement of grassroots im/migrants, refugees, displaced peoples and their advocates and friends fighting for the protection of their rights and welfare and finding a solution to the worsening problem of forced migration, war and conflicts, racism, discrimination, social exclusion, etc. Currently, IMA is present in almost all major global regions: Asia, Oceania, Latin America, North America, Africa, Middle East and Europe with more than 120 member organizations from more than 30 countries worldwide.