ObjectivesThe Consultative Dialogue aims to share information, identify priority interventions, validate plans, and explore future cooperation among key stakeholders and social partners in Indonesia (see agenda). More specifically, the meeting will provide an opportunity to:
- validate significance of the objectives of the Safe & Fair project in the Indonesian context;
- identify or confirm the priority areas for legislative and policy focus under Objective 1 and Objective 2 at country level;
- discuss approaches to building capacity of partners to implement policies and services;
- discuss approaches to delivering of support services, including through Migrant Resource Centres (including logistics), and the linkages to women migrants and violence;
- identify approaches to increasing access to coordinated services for women migrants who experience violence in countries of destination and return, considering health, social welfare, policing, and justice providers;
- identify approaches to support women migrant workers to be safer and less vulnerable to violence and trafficking through networking, community-based organizations, and labour unions;
- agree country specific priority interventions and identify key next steps.
Background and introductionSafe & Fair: Realizing women migrant workers’ rights and opportunities in the ASEAN region (2018-2022) is part of the multi-year EU-UN Spotlight Initiative to Eliminate Violence against Women and Girls. Safe & Fair is implemented by the ILO and UN Women.
Safe & Fair delivers technical assistance and support with the overall objective of making labour migration Safe & Fair for all women in the ASEAN region. Safe & Fair engages with ASEAN Member States’ government authorities; ASEAN institutions; workers’ organizations; employers and recruitment agencies; civil society organizations; community-based organizations; families and communities; research institutions and academia, media networks, youth, and the general public and supports programming in ten countries (Brunei Darussalam, Cambodia, Indonesia, Lao People's Democratic Republic, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand and Viet Nam).
Safe & Fair works in close cooperation with governments and social partners to achieve three inter-linking specific objectives:Specific objective 1: Women migrant workers are better protected by gender-sensitive labour migration governance frameworks;
Specific objective 2: Women migrant workers are less vulnerable to violence and trafficking and benefit from coordinated responsive quality services; and
Specific objective 3: Data, knowledge and attitudes on the rights and contributions of women migrant workers are improved
The Safe & Fair project strategy mainstreams three cross-cutting topics: women’s voice and agency; rights-based approaches; and broad engagement of stakeholders. Safe & Fair ensures visibility, awareness raising and dialogue promotion on changing norms around violence against women throughout migration and strengthening rights-based approaches to Safe & Fair labour migration governance for women in the ASEAN region.
A 2-day Consultative Dialogue Workshop will be held in Jakarta as an opportunity to introduce the project to key stakeholders, and to identify the specific areas of focus for the project at the country level to ensure that the project aligns with country priorities and national frameworks.