Monami Maulik, International Coordinator
Monami Maulik is a migrant organizer and former founder of a grassroots South Asian migrant workers’ center. She has organized policy campaigns at the local, national and international levels on migrant rights, racial justice, labor and gender rights, particularly with undocumented migrant women, workers and youth. She also serves as a Steering Committee member of the Women in Migration Network (WIMN), the UN-NGLS Multi-stakeholder Steering Committee for the Compact, the International Steering Committee for the Civil Society Days of the GFMD and Global Migration Policy Associates. Prior to her work with GCM, she worked as an International Consultant for UN Women to advance the human and labor rights of Asian women migrant workers. From 2000-2014, Ms. Maulik served as founding Executive Director of DRUM- The South Asian Organizing Center in New York City. She serves as a board member of the U.S. Human Rights Network, the Center for Constitutional Rights and the National Network for Immigrant and Refugee Rights. She holds a Master in Public Administration from Harvard University’s John F. Kennedy School of Government.
President: Ashley William Gois, Migrant Forum Asia
Mr Gois is Coordinator of the Migrant Forum in Asia (MFA), a regional network of migrants’ organizations, NGOs, advocates, grassroots organizations and trade unions working to promote the rights and well being of migrant workers and members of their families. Mr. Gois is an educator, sociologist and human rights advocate. He has been working on human rights education for more than a decade and has been teaching social consciousness among University students across the Asia Pacific region. From 1990 to 1995, he has worked extensively with religious and cross cultural dialogues in Pakistan.
Treasurer: Michele LeVoy, Platform for International Cooperation on Undocumented Migrants (PICUM).
Ms. LeVoy became Director of PICUM in 2006. She serves on several boards and advisory committees on the European and global levels, including Social Platform; Global Coalition of Migration; Civil Society Days of the Global Forum on Migration and Development; and the Women and Global Migration Working Group. Previously, she worked at the Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Pax Christi International, and worked with refugees and migrants in the USA and in Brazil. She holds a Bachelor degree in French and Justice and Peace Studies and a Master in Applied Sciences (Housing and Development Program).
Secretary: Oscar Chacón, Alianza Americas,
Co‐founder and executive director of Alianza Americas, an umbrella of immigrant‐led and immigrant serving organizations based in the United States of America, dedicated to improving the quality of life of Latino immigrant communities in the US, as well as of peoples throughout the Americas. Oscar has also served in multiple advisory committees to national and international processes including the Civil Society Consultation process associated to the Global Forum on Migration and Development and the World Social Forum on Migration. Oscar is a frequent national and international spokesperson on transnationalism, economic justice, the link between migration and development, migrant’s integration processes, human mobility, migration policies, racism and xenophobia; and U.S. Latino community issues.
Catherine Tactaquin, National Network for Immigrant and Refugee Rights
Catherine Tactaquin is Executive Director of the National Network for Immigrant and Refugee Rights (NNIRR), a nationwide alliance founded in 1986 to promote the human rights of all migrants, regardless of immigration status. She was involved for many years in grassroots organizing and advocacy in the Filipino community on issues of discrimination and foreign policy. Catherine was a founder of the National Network in 1986, and in 1994, of Migrants Rights International, a global advocacy network. She is also a member and co-founder of the Global Coalition on Migration and the Women and Migration Network. She frequently writes and speaks on U.S. immigration policy, global migration, and the intersection of migration with issues of race, gender and the environment.