Rights of Migrants in Action

Short title

Rights of migrants in action

Start date - End date

Tue, 04/01/2014 to Sat, 09/30/2017

Brief description of the initiative

Rights of Migrants in Action is a 42-month project, co-funded by the European Union to promote and protect the human rights of migrants in targeted countries, migration corridors and regions through a globally coordinated civil society action, with a specific focus on migrant domestic workers and victims of human trafficking. The project is managed from Geneva, Switzerland however being implemented in 15 countries.

Status

Ongoing

Key success or innovative factors

Rights of Migrants in Action is a 42-month project, co-funded by the European Union to promote and protect the human rights of migrants in targeted countries, migration corridors and regions through a globally coordinated civil society action, with a specific focus on migrant domestic workers and victims of human trafficking. The project is managed from Geneva, Switzerland however being implemented in 15 countries.

Project weblink/URL

https://www.ifrc.org/what-we-do/migration/rights-of-migrants-in-action/

Main thematic areas

Other

Focus area

Migrant Communities

First name

Avishan

Last name

Chanani

Position

Communications Officer

Email

rightsmigrants.action@ifrc.org

Other partners

International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies

Main objectives

Overall objective: To promote and protect the human rights of migrants in targeted countries, migration corridors and regions through globally coordinated civil society action, with a specific focus on migrant domestic workers and victims of human trafficking.

Specific Obj. 1: To foster a harmonised and coordinated approach to civil society organisations toward the protection of human rights of migrants, in particular regarding migrant domestic workers and victims of human trafficking

Specific Obj. 2: To enhance migrants’ access to social services of the targeted countries, and provision of services, is enhanced through small scale CSO projects. (To enhance access to social services for migrants in host countries through small scale civil society organisation projects)

Specific Obj. 3: To build and strengthen the capacities of civil society organisations to support the improvements of human rights of migrants, in particular regarding migrant domestic workers and victims of human trafficking

Country

Switzerland

Main activities

The Inception Phase will see the establishment of the management structure and tools, including the project team and focal points to be based in each target country.  A communication strategy will be designed, target countries selected and a mapping of projects carried out.

Under Component 1, a baseline will be established, through desk studies and surveys. Exchange of good practices and networking between CSOs will be enabled through different means, including discussion fora, group meetings, and regional and global events. Engagement in dialogue with public authorities and launch of advocacy campaigns will be carried out.

Under Component 2, activities will enhance migrants’ access to social services of the targeted countries through small scale CSO projects. Main activities will include launching Calls for Proposals and evaluating, selecting and contracting the projects.

Under Component 3, CSO capacities will be enhanced through provision of technical assistance and training sessions prior to the launch of the Call for Proposals. Continued technical assistance to CSOs throughout the implementation period of the selected projects will be provided, touching upon both knowledge/substance and competences/skills aspects. This component will also include developing and applying coaching and monitoring mechanisms enabling a close and regular follow-up of the implementation of the selected small-scale projects.

The closing phase will mostly serve to collect, develop and promote evidence-based analysis from the implementation of the small-scale projects selected under Component 2, upon their closure, and the Action in general. In particular an evaluation and stock-taking of the small-scale projects and the Action will be carried out, followed by a presentation and dissemination of the consolidated results of the Action.

Main beneficiaries

The final beneficiaries will be the migrant population, in particular the most vulnerable groups (women, children, migrant domestic workers, victims of human trafficking), their families, and potential migrants from targeted countries concerned by migration and mobility.

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