Awareness-Raising Activity on the Protection of Indonesian Migrant Workers: Series of Thematic Discussions on Migrant Workers Issue

For this particular program, ILO Combating Forced Labour and Trafficking of Indonesian Migrant Workers and SMART FM opt 3 (three) topics for series of discussions on the issue of labour migration. The topics are Policy development, Economic Empowerment of Indonesian Migrant Workers and the Rights of Health: HIV/AIDS related issues on Labour Migration.

Background

Indonesian Migrant workers still face problems while they are working overseas. This is particularly true for the migrant domestic workers who are the biggest group of Indonesian migrant workers. Most of them are being excluded from labour legislation in most countries and often denied fundamental rights, such as freedom of association and protection against discrimination, child labour and forced labour conditions. Although in the last three years, Indonesian government has tried to improve the situation of Indonesian migrant workers, cases are still happened and Indonesian migrant workers are still working in a vulnerable situation.

For this particular program, ILO Combating Forced Labour and Trafficking of Indonesian Migrant Workers and SMART FM opt 3 (three) topics for series of discussions on the issue of labour migration. The topics are Policy development, Economic Empowerment of Indonesian Migrant Workers and the Rights of Health: HIV/AIDS related issues on Labour Migration. Each topic is developed further as described in the later part of this ToRs.

For each of the series of discussion, ILO will invite about 100 people of its counterparts from Government, trade unions/NGOs and employment organizations representatives. Parts of the series of discussions will be broadcasted by SMART FM Radio in order to get broader coverage of the discussions.

All series will be conducted in Jakarta on 13, 20 and 27 of March 2012 respectively.

Objectives

  • To contribute towards improved protection for Indonesian migrant workers.
  • To raise awareness of public and key policy makers in Indonesia for improving the services and protection provided and given for Indonesian Migrant Workers.

Issues raised

  • Tuesday, 13 March 2012: Policy Development: Plan of Ratification of Relevant Conventions and the Revision of Law No. 39/2004
  • Tuesday, 20 March 2012: Economic Empowerment of Indonesian Migrant Workers: What the Government can do for Indonesian Migrant Workers for Their Placement Fees and for the moment They Return Home?
  • Tuesday, 27 March 2012: The Rights of Health: HIV/AIDS related issues on Labour Migration