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Work in Freedom: Preventing trafficking of women and girls in South Asia and the Middle East : India Country Strategy and Implementation

— theme: Labour migration policy
— country: South Asia, Arab States
— type: Newsletters

Introduction In India for the initial phase, the focus is on the domestic work sector for both inter-state and overseas migration to prevent trafficking, and promoting safe migration for women. For the inter-state migration, the states selected for pilot interventions include Jharkhand, Chhattisgarh, Odisha, and West Bengal (source states) and Delhi NCR and Mumbai (destination). For the overseas migration, Andhra Pradesh and Kerala have been selected. Gradually efforts will be made to explore setting up of the Workers Centres for the Garment Sector Workers in identified states in cooperation with the governments, brands and factory owners. The focus will also be on addition/strengthening the life skills and soft skills components for the ongoing skills training initiatives (run under different government schemes) by vocation training providers, enabling safe migration and awareness about rights and entitlements, as well as promoting networking and organizing of the workers.

Author/Editor
ILO
Publishing Year
2017

Key Beneficiaries and interventions in India

The focus is on empowerment of women; awareness raising at the community level; enabling safe and informed migration; encouraging the community to promote retention of young girls in schools so that they entre labour market at an appropriate age; building vocational skills for better wages; building capacities of the state and non-state actors to enable safer migration; and access to services by migrant women and enabling organization of migrant women workers.

Key Ministries

The project will work in close collaboration with Ministry of Labour and Employment, Ministry of Women and Child Development, Ministry of Home, Ministry of Overseas Indian Affairs (for overseas migration) seeks collaboration with other key ministries and departments such as HRD/Education, Rural Development, Panchayati Raj, Social Welfare, Urban Development and Ministry of External Affairs, etc.

Key Departments at the State Level

In line with the above, the project anchored with Labour Dept., Home Dept. and Women and Child Department seeks support and collaboration with other key departments including Health, Education, Rural Development, Social Welfare etc.

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