Policy framework and mechanism for safe migration and universal access for migrant workers

    Funding mechanism: Programme Acceleration Fund (PAF), UNAIDS

    Project budget:
    74,900 USD

Objectives

1. To develop a comprehensive safe migration and health protection intervention model;

2. To develop a policy framework and implementation mechanism for safe migration and universal access;

3. To improve knowledge of HIV risks and vulnerabilities among stakeholders and service providers at all levels;

4. To support policy and programme development and integration into existing institutions; and

5. To build the capacity of stakeholders and service providers to strengthen policy and programme implementation.

Key activities


    Indonesia supplies 6 million migrant workers in Asia. In 2008, 748,825 documented migrant workers went overseas. Predominantly placed in the informal sector, migrant workers rarely have access to legal or social protection. An estimated 75 per cent of Indonesian migrant workers are women, a majority of whom are employed as domestic workers. As of December 2009, the Ministry of Health recorded 19,923 HIV cases from 32 provinces in Indonesia - a large proportion of which among migrant workers. Limited coordination between national and provincial authorities as well as poor linkages between concerned stakeholders and health institutions result in lack of access for migrant workers to health and social support services in their community.

Key activities include:

  • Developing a policy framework and implementation mechanism for safe migration and universal access for migrant workers in the employment placement process and in communities of origin;
  • Building the capacity of stakeholders and service providers in the placement process and in communities of origin; and
  • Technical coordination, monitoring and evaluation.