Awareness raising about safe migration
It’s a fact. We’re all vulnerable to many things – and our vulnerabilities often stem from ignorance of one thing or another and exposure to environments that we can’t control.
In the Greater Mekong Subregion (GMS), millions or people are on the move. They are looking for a brighter future, a better income or just a new perspective. However, for many young people – especially those crossing borders – ill-prepared migration can lead down a one-way street to deceit and exploitation.
In order to reduce the vulnerability to trafficking-related labour and sexual exploitation, this ILO project has focused considerable efforts to reach out through its partners and constituents to those most vulnerable – teens and young women – migrating in search of work.
That outreach takes place at source communities and in transit – but also at destination, perhaps one of the most important links in the chain – and one that is often neglected.
A series of guidebooks for young migrants called Travel Smart – Work Smart was developed in 2007, endorsed by Governments and social partners, and expanded in 2008 with the collaboration of NGOs and others.