The FAIRWAY Programme

The FAIRWAY programme addresses underlying causes of decent work deficits at their source through national-level interventions in selected countries of origin in East, West and North Africa (Ethiopia, Kenya, Uganda, Nigeria, and Morocco). In the Arab States, the  programme provides continuity to interventions in countries of destination across the region by building on the work of the Fairway Middle East project (2016-2019), which target low-skilled migrant workers from all regions. With a focus on  key sectors where vulnerable migrant workers are engaged—including domestic work and the construction sector—FAIRWAY seeks to address the interlinked structural, behavioural, and practical barriers to improved labour migration. To do so, FAIRWAY works to realise four objectives:
  1. Private sector, employers’, and workers’ organizations are engaged to produce decent work environments for migrant workers
  2. Gender-responsive policy frameworks are developed or strengthened to realise fair recruitment and decent work and regulatory compliance
  3. Discriminatory attitudes towards women and men migrant workers are diminished; and
  4. Migrant workers have improved access to information and support services throughout the migration cycle.

Latest news

  1. Multi-regional Trade Union Dialogue and Cooperation: Reinforcing Commitment and Fostering Action for Migrant Workers’ Rights

    As a follow-up to the commitment of the six regional trade union confederations to defend, protect and promote the rights of migrant workers, this multi-regional trade union dialogue on labour migration identified good practices in implementation and developed a concrete plan of action for trade union collaboration going forward.

  2. FAIRWAY Migrant Resource Center Symposium

    The International Labour Organization (ILO), through the FAIRWAY programme convened a symposium on Migrant Resource Centres (MRCs) that brought together participants from three African countries of origin: Uganda, Kenya, and Nigeria. The central theme of the symposium revolved around enhancing the effectiveness of MRCs in providing access to information and essential services for both potential and in-service migrant workers, as well as the families they leave behind.