Protecting Human Rights of Migrant Workers
The project aims at strengthening the protection of domestic migrant workers and victims of human trafficking in Sahab City – located southeast of the capital Amman. Sahab City is currently a host to the two largest industrial zones in Jordan, containing more than 700 factories and 30,000 migrant workers especially from South East Asia. The project contributes to the protection of these migrant workers’ rights, focusing especially on the most vulnerable.
The project’s activities include:
1) Enhancement of local support services that provide assistance and protection to migrant workers -we have created a Local Support Unit and opened a hotline in Sahab City, providing counseling services in various languages and providing legal assistance to migrant workers in various aspects.
2) Raising the public awareness on domestic and migrant workers’ rights, on abuses perpetrated against them, and on human trafficking, to combat racism and discrimination that often allow such harmful practices to prevail.
3) Improving the Jordan’s human trafficking legislation to meet the international human rights standards and anti-human trafficking norms – we conducted a gap analysis of Jordan’s Anti-Human Trafficking Law, now feeding into the amendments of the current legislation.
Human rights of marginalized groups
Sahab City, Amman governorate
August 2015 – February2017
IFRC and the European Union
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