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
ILO and Swiss Embassy in Jordan Screen Documentary: “Thank you Soma - شكراَ صوما” on International Domestic Workers’ Day
17 June 2019
The screening and panel discussion were organised by the ILO and Swiss Embassy to raise awareness around migrant domestic workers’ rights through the relationship between migrant workers and Arab youth.
ILO and Swiss Embassy in Jordan to Celebrate International Domestic Workers’ Day with Screening of ILO Documentary: “Thank you Soma - شكراَ صوما”
The screening and panel discussion, organised by the ILO and Swiss Embassy, will explore the relationship between migrant workers and Arab youth, and aim to challenge common perceptions about migrant workers.
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.