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Empowerment of women and girl migrant workers, communities and key institutions to protect and promote migrant workers’ rights and access to justice

01/11/2020 - 09:40
Democracy and Human Rights

PROJECT FACTSHEET

 

 

Title

Empowerment of women and girl migrant workers, communities and key institutions to protect and promote migrant workers’ rights and access to justice

The project aims at reducing trafficking and exploitation, particularly for women and underage girls. It is promoting and protecting their rights and the rule of law in overseas employment.

Women and girl migrant workers and their communities are more resilient to and united against unsafe migration, trafficking and exploitation and rights are better protected through improved institutional justice mechanism.

Duration

From 1/01/2018 to 31/03/2021  (39 months)

Budget (Euro)

Total costs: EUR 759 047; EU contribution: EUR 667 847

Locations

Bangladesh:

Four sub-districts/Upazilas: Araihazar Upazila, Munshiganj Sadar Upazila, Norsingdi Sadar Upazila, Charvadrason Upazila

Abroad:

UK and Brussels (Advocacy activities)

Implementing Organization (s)

Ovibashi Karmi Unnayan Program -OKUP

Partner:

Catholic Agency for Overseas Development –CAFOD (UK)

Objectives,

 

Output and Outcome

Overall objective: To reduce trafficking and exploitation, particularly for women and underage girls, by promoting and protecting their rights and the rule of law in overseas employment.

Specific objectives (1) Empowerment of women and girl migrant workers and their communities to uphold their rights. (2) To create an enabling institutional environment with the mechanisms required for substantive and procedural access to justice. Specific objective and (3): To monitor, report and evidence rights violations for policy dialogue and advocacy.

Outcomes:

 (1) Women and underage girl migrant workers and their communities are equipped and empowered to uphold their rights, seek justice mechanisms, and organise for advocacy.

(2)   Key stakeholders and judicial officials are mobilised and equipped with the tools to provide substantive and procedural access to justice mechanisms for women migrant workers.

(3)   Documented cases of women migrant workers’ rights violations are used to seek justice at the national level and advocate for better justice systems at the international level.

Target group(s)

7,200 potential women and girl migrant workers; 600 women / underage  girl migrant workers affected by rights violations; 1,200 Migrant Forum members; 1,100 key stakeholders (local government officials, journalists, Migrant Forum leaders, teachers, religious and traditional leaders) in 44 Unions; 120 legal professionals; 18 local and national journalists; 30 senior government officials and policy makers; 100,000 potential migrants living in areas of high rates of migration

UK politicians, decision makers and Catholic community in England & Wales

Final beneficiaries

Direct beneficiaries: Women/girls migrants/potential migrants (including 7,200 participants of pre-decision training, and 600 women/girl migrant workers affected by rights violations, 240 women Migrant Forum members, 100,000 women/girl participants of door to door campaigns); 18 journalists; 120 legal professionals. Indirect beneficiaries: Households of 100,000 women/girls totalling 435,000 people; 960 male Migrant Forum members; 1,100 key stakeholders (from Migrants’ Rights Protection Committees (MRPC)); other migrant workers

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