Safe and Fair

Safe and Fair: Realizing women migrant workers’ rights and opportunities in the ASEAN region (2018-2022)

Safe and Fair delivers technical assistance and support with the overall objective of making labour migration Safe and Fair for all women in the ASEAN region.

This project 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 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: 
  • Women migrant workers are better protected by gender-sensitive labour migration governance frameworks; 
  • Women migrant workers are less vulnerable to violence and trafficking and benefit from coordinated responsive quality services; and 
  • 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.