Safe and fair migration through Migrant Workers Resource Center

The integration of Gender Responsive Migrant Worker Resources Center (MRC) and the One Roof Integrated Services (LTSA) for Indonesian migrant workers is the first pilot model in Indonesia and ASEAN. It is a form of multi-stakeholder partnership among the government, migrant worker unions and women crisis centers in developing integrated and coordinated services.

Date issued: 10 June 2021 | Size/duration: 00:04:19

This is in accordance with the Law No. 18/2017 on the Protection of Indonesian Migrant Workers to improve the protection of women migrant workers and their families at every stage of migration, including at the village level.

The MRC programme consists of a series of activities such as the improvement of data collection, gender-responsive labour migration governance at the village level, capacity building for local government officials and other service providers, strengthened coordination and social dialogue through the implementation of tripartite plus forums for the protection of migrant workers at district and sub-district levels. Other activities include efforts to strengthen village information centers and task forces for protection of Indonesian migrant workers, including supports to the village-based programmes initiated by both governmental and non-governmental organizations, such as the Productive Migrant Villages (Desmigratif), Migrant Workers Family Community (KKBM) and so forth.

The MRC programme is also supported by the Safe and Fair programme: Realizing women migrant workers’ rights and opportunities in the ASEAN, a joint programme by the ILO and UN Women. With support from the European Union, the programme aims to ensure safe and fair labour migration for all women in ASEAN, including Indonesia.