In an increasingly interconnected world, the phenomenon of migration, particularly among women in the ASEAN region, has risen to the forefront of social and economic discourse. “Safe and Fair: Realizing women migrant workers’ rights and opportunities in the ASEAN region” emerges as a beacon of hope and a testament to the power of concerted effort in addressing this pressing issue. As part of the Spotlight Initiative to eliminate violence against women and girls, this program spans from January 2018 to December 2023, focusing on the enhancement of women migrant workers’ rights and opportunities, thereby ensuring that their journey is marked by safety and fairness.
At the heart of Safe and Fair lies a commitment to transform the landscape of labour migration. By bolstering governance structures, the program aims to mitigate the risks inherent in migration systems that often lead to violence and trafficking. It adopts a holistic approach, intertwining the strengthening of rights-based and gender-responsive strategies with the imperative of providing access to essential services. This multifaceted endeavour not only targets the improvement of labour migration governance but also emphasizes the importance of nurturing environments that respect and uphold the rights and dignity of every woman.
The impact of the Safe and Fair program is both profound and far-reaching. From providing technical support in the formulation of gender-sensitive laws and policies to fostering the establishment of peer networks that offer solace and strength to women migrant workers, the initiative has been pivotal in reshaping norms and practices. By building the capacity of stakeholders, advocating for gender-responsive services, and ensuring the enactment of supportive legal frameworks, Safe and Fair is not just a program but a movement, igniting change and inspiring hope across the ASEAN region.
This fact sheet serves as a window into the extensive efforts and remarkable achievements of the Safe and Fair program. To delve deeper into the transformative journey of this initiative and to grasp the full spectrum of its impact, we invite you to download the comprehensive factsheet provided below.