Unemig, a migrant workers union launched at the forum yesterday, is one initiative that promises to address inequalities affecting a minority group andtake on employers who exploit migrant workers.
Unemig co-ordinator Dennis Maga said the organisation would assist migrant workers on issues relating to employment, immigration and human rights.
"Migrant workers are easily exploited because employers know many will not complain because they fear losing their jobs and working visas and having to face deportation," he said.
"Now, they have a body they can turn to which will help investigate these exploitative practices and help them access the work conditions they have every entitlement to."
Mr Maga said membership of Unemig, costing $2.35 a week, was open to all migrant workers - including international students and those in the sex industry - who did not have a union representing them.