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Promoting safe migration and local development in Bangladesh

Date and time

2010.03.01 to 2013.03.01, all-day

Description

EuropeAid has provided DanChurchAid with EUR 750,000 in order to provide services and support to Bangladeshis working abroad.

Migration has long been an important livelihood strategy for the people of Bangladesh. According to the government almost 9 million Bangladeshis work abroad, primarily in the Gulf, Malaysia and Singapore.

Most of these workers are unaware of their rights and they lack education and knowledge about the destination country. This puts them in a very vulnerable situation with a large risk of being exploited or abused.

Especially women are vulnerable because of their sex and their low levels of education and knowledge.

In the project DCA works closely with WARBE Development Foundation and Bangladesh Women Migrant Association (BOMSA).

Fast facts

Total amount: EUR 1,000,000
Start date: 01.03.2010
Duration: 36 months
Beneficiaries: 170,000 migrant workers
Partners: BOMSA, WARBE

Main outcomes:

Workers seeking jobs overseas are well-informed about their rights and have increased access to services, including justice.
Capacity building of related institutions and local government representatives in order to offer support to migrant workers.
Civil society is engaged in the issues of migrant workers.
NGOs advocate and lobby for protection of the rights of migrant workers and their families.

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Economic sectors

General relevance - all sectors

Content types

Support initiatives

Target groups

(Im)migrants workers

Geographical focuses

Bangladesh and Regional relevance

Languages

English