Tenaganita was founded in 1991, born out of the struggles of women workers in the plantations and industrial sectors to gain their rights as workers; for decent wages, decent living conditions; and to stop discrimination and gender based-violence. In responding to the grievous human rights violations affecting various sectors of the population, Tenaganita’s scope has grown to address issues of exploitation, discrimination, unequal treatment and violence not just against women but also against refugees, documented and undocumented migrant workers, trafficked persons, domestic workers, sex workers and people living with HIV/AIDS. The organization currently has three major focus areas of work: Migrant and Refugee Rights Protection, Anti-trafficking in Persons and Business Accountability and Responsibility. 


To promote a culture where equality and human rights for all are embraced, valued and protected


The rights of all peoples in a country, as enshrined in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, are protected, upheld and promoted, irrespective of whether or not they are migrants, refugees or citizens in order to construct a free, democratic and just society within a globalized world

  • Contact Information:
  • 38, Jalan Gasing
  • Petaling Jaya, Selangor
  • Malaysia
  • Active In: Malaysia
  • Forms of Abolition: 
  • Awareness, Policy Making, Aftercare
  • Forms of Slavery: 
  • Domestic Servitude, Sex Trafficking, Forced Labor