The Regional Fair Migration Project in the Middle East (FAIRWAY project) supports implementation of the ILO Fair Migration Agenda in the region (endorsed by the Abu Dhabi Dialogue in November 2014), and other ILO projects in addressing the decent work deficits of migrant workers. In particular, the project promotes fair migration (including fair recruitment) and contributes to combating forced labour and trafficking for labour exploitation.
Strategy and ObjectivesThe FAIRWAY project has a three-pronged strategy to:
- Promote labour migration-related policy change for fair migration that is informed by evidence-based policy advice;
- support improved implementation of laws and policies by strengthening institutional mechanisms and operational modalities in target countries; and
- build a more conducive environment for decent work of male and female migrant workers by addressing discriminatory attitudes and actions towards migrant workers.
Timeframe: January 2016 - June 2019
Latest from FAIRWAY
Minimum wages and wage protection in the Arab States: Ensuring a just system for national and migrant workers
08 January 2019
This note for policymakers explores how States in the region – particularly those with a high percentage of migrant workers – can initiate a systematic, evidence-based process for setting and adjusting minimum wages, drawing on ILO standards and international good practice, whilst also improving and strengthening systems of wage protection.
Promoting the role of Public Notaries in ensuring rights-based employment between employers and migrant domestic workers in Lebanon
19 December 2018
The ILO has launched a new partnership with the Public Notaries Council Office in Lebanon, and in collaboration with the Ministry of Labour, to provide training to all public notaries on their role in helping to regulate the domestic work sector.
“Thank you Soma”: ILO documentary explores relationship between migrant domestic workers and Arab youth
18 December 2018
On the occasion of International Migrants Day, the ILO premieres a new documentary that aims to challenge common perceptions about migrant domestic workers.