The goal of delivering technical assistance and support to ASEAN Member States with the overall objective of making labour migration safe and fair for all women in the ASEAN region, The Department of Labour, Ministry of Home Affairs in collaboration with the International Labour Organization (ILO) and United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women (UN Women) had organized a Consultative Dialogue on the Safe & Fair programme: Realizing women migrant workers’ rights and opportunities in the ASEAN region.

Among those present was Awang Mohd Amir Hairil bin Haji Mahmud, Permanent Secretary for Safety, Welfare and Law at the Ministry of Home Affairs. The programme is part of the multi-year EU-UN Spotlight Initiative to Eliminate Violence against Women and Girls. Among its objectives are to identify legislative and policy development areas for partnership in relation to reducing women’s vulnerability to violence and trafficking and share approaches to research and data collection on labour migration; and to discuss the possibility of information and awareness raising campaigns for women migrant workers.

Source: Radio Television Brunei