Raising awareness on safe migration processes through interactive theatre
- Responsible Organisations: International Labour Organization (ILO) (International Organisation); International Organization for Migration (IOM) (International Organisation)
- ILO Regions: Asia and the Pacific
- Country(ies): Bangladesh
- Thematic areas: Fair recruitment
- MLFLM: 13.
As part of ILO's SDC-funded project on 'Promoting Decent Work through Improved Migration Policy and its Application in Bangladesh', and in collaboration with the International Organization for Migration (IOM), 120 interactive theatre performances were held in Dhaka, Cox's Bazaar, Faridpur and Khulna in Bangladesh. Launched in May 2014, the performances aimed to raise awareness on safe migration processes. The audience were asked questions on the best course of action for bringing unscrupulous and unlicensed dalals (middlemen) to justice. The shows brought popularity to Bahadur, the main character shown as a Bangladeshi man applying for work overseas and going through the different cycles of migration and overcoming various challenges. Pre- and post- evaluations were conducted to assess the level of increased knowledge and understanding among the audience. The performances reached approximately 45,000 people.