Work in Freedom Project in partnership with ILO


OKUP has signed a project with ILO on 22 April, 2015 for implementation of Empowerment of Women and Prevention of Labour Trafficking in Narayangonj district which aims to empower potential women migrant workers (and other community members) to protect themselves from being trafficked and exploited in their quest for employment overseas. This is a part of the global project known as “Work in Freedom Project” supported by the DFID.
Major activities of the project are (i) community-based mass awareness activities; (ii) daylong pre-decision training for potential women migrants; and (iii) 5-day pre-departure training for final women candidates for overseas migration. The project will also implement activities for local stakeholders and key actors especially the members of Counter Trafficking Committee (CTC) at Union, Upazila (sub-district) and Zila (district) level. Some 10,000 women migrant workers and 225 CTC members are direct beneficiaries of the project.
Initial duration of the project is 11 months from 22 April 2015 to 21 March 2016. Total value of the project is US$ 118,059 equivalent to BDT 9,120,070.
OKUP has also been partnered with Global Alliance Against Traffic in Women (GAATW) in the same project aims to covering components of opening social dialogue among women migrant workers and facilitation of organizing among women migrants through enhancing skills and capacity of project staffs.