ADBMI Foundation

ADBMI (Advokasi Buruh Migran Indonesia) was founded in the year 2000 by human rights activists, families of Indonesian migrant workers, former migrant workers and local women activists from East Lombok. The community driven formation of ADBMI and its localized approach have enabled the organization to sync well with project beneficiaries and stakeholders alike fostering solid relationships.

The West Nusa Tenggara Province, including the East Lombok district sends as many as 40,000 migrant workers abroad each year, which is not necessarily negative. However, the caveat is that most of these migrant workers go as undocumented migrant workers which posits real dangers. As a result of such practice, migration becomes a field of human rights abuse; leaving victims susceptible to exploitation, abuse and trafficking.

The main strategy of the project with AWO International is centered on community-based advocacy carried out by community-based groups (CBGs) set-up in 5 sub-districts (Terara, Keruak, Pringgasela, Wanasaba, Suralaga) and 5 villages (Suradadi, Ketapang Raya, Pringgasela Timur, Wanasaba, Anjani) in East Lombok. CBGs capacity will be increased through workshops on organizational development, advocacy, legal aid, counselling, networking, fund raising, mediation and litigation. The project aims to also ensure that policies for the protection of women migrant workers are implemented by the crafting and passing of village regulations. The project further seeks sustainability by forging cooperation between the CBGs and the Integrated Service Center for Women and Children Empowerment (P2TP2A) towards accessing public village funds to support women migrant workers programs. 




Project information

Title: Protection of Women Migrant Workers against Trafficking in Persons (TIP) and Gender Based Violence (GBV) in Lombok Timur

Implementation areas: Lombok Timur, Indonesia

Target Group: Migrant Workers and their families, victims of human trafficking, local government officials 


- Raising awareness and implementing prevention systems in communities

- Capacitating community based groups

- Implementation of policies for the protection of Women Migrant Workers 

Implementation period: 2018-2020

Budget: 61,467 € p.a.

Donor: German Federal Ministry of Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ)




ADBMI Foundation
Executive Director: Roma Hidayad

Jl. P.Diponegoro No.27, Majidi, Selong
Kabupaten Lombok Timur
Nusa Tenggara Bar. 83619, Indonesia