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Call for Practices: Migrant domestic workers as agents of change


Domestic work sustains families, households, and societies at large, but often suffers from a lack of legal and social recognition. Although domestic workers play an integral role in the care economy, domestic work is generally undervalued and relegated to the informal economy. This has particularly exacerbated the situation of migrants, most of whom are women, who work in the sector. Despite numerous obstacles, domestic workers have a unique track record in organizing for more rights and better protection, as evidenced by the movement that culminated in the adoption of the ILO Domestic Workers Convention, 2011 (No. 189). 

Acting as agents of change despite often being victims of abuse, violence and harassment, migrant domestic workers have also led and called for initiatives that enable workers to:

  • Be aware of and exercise their legal rights
  • Advocate for and secure improved working conditions and wages
  • Access portable social protection in both countries of origin and destination
  • Contribute more effectively to the well-being of their families and communities
  • Organise, collectivise and engage politically for better regulation and recognition.

The Global Compact for Migration (GCM), through its Guiding Principle of gender-responsiveness, calls for, "the empowerment of all women and girls, recognizing their independence, agency and leadership in order to move away from addressing migrant women primarily through a lens of victimhood."

Ahead of this year’s International Domestic Workers Day on 16 June, the Migration Network Hub in coordination with ILO is accepting submissions on programmes and policies that help to transform how migrant domestic workers are valued and seen by the rest of society. 

  • Who can submit a practice? Any UN Member State, Network member or Stakeholder, including domestic worker organizations, trade unions and employers’ organisations, among others.
  • What are the criteria? Practices should be fully or mostly completed in order to share lessons learned, and reflect the principles of C189. See full criteria.       
  • How to submit? Instructions and the submission form can be found here.
  • Deadline extended to: 20 May 2024
  • Contact the Hub team for support or any questions.

 

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Call for Practices: Migration in the context of climate change

At COP 28, governments and stakeholders will take stock of efforts undertaken to mitigate and adapt to the impacts of climate change.

Enhancing peoples' agency to choose to stay in their areas of origin or leave in dignity and safety can contribute to mitigating the effects of climate change and be part of the solution for climate change adaptation. 

The Migration Network Hub is seeking submissions on programmes and policies that exemplify some of the Objectives of the Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration in order to demonstrate ways in which well-governed migration can build resilience and adaptation while contributing to just transitions to environmentally sustainable economies and societies for all.

Any Member State or migration actor can submit a practice. Practices should be fully or mostly completed at the time of submission in order to share lessons learned and recommendations. Practices should also adhere to the 10 Guiding Principles of the Global Compact. Criteria for inclusion are listed here.             

 

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Call for Practices: Strengthening cooperation on missing migrants and providing humanitarian assistance to migrants in distress

Do you systematically collect and exchange information on cases of missing migrants? Are you helping governments to assume their responsibility to preserve the lives of all migrants? Are you committed to identifying those who have died or gone missing? Are you facilitating communication between families and their missing loved ones? Are you supporting missing migrants and their families in a different way? Are you providing humanitarian assistance to migrants in distress in transit contexts? Does your organization conduct search and rescue operations? Whether you represent a government, a UN entity, a civil society actor, or any other relevant stakeholder, we want to hear from you!

Showcasing effective and replicable practices is a way of contributing to the collective effort to prevent migrant deaths and respond to the needs of their families. Submit your practice today to inspire others to engage.

 

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Call for Practices: Implementing the GCM at the intersection of migration and the SDGs

In the run-up to the SDG 2023 Summit in New York on 18-19 September, the Migration Network Hub is seeking practices which can inspire and inform others working at the intersection of migration and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG). To learn how to submit your initiative, visit the Hub's Repository of Practices here and submit before 31 July 2023. Contact us if you have any questions or need support with your submission.

For inspiration, browse other practices related to the SDGs here:

GCM practices related to the SDGs:

 

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About the Migration Network Hub

What is the Migration Network Hub?

The Hub is a virtual “meeting space” where governments, stakeholders and experts can access and share migration-related information and services. It provides curated content, analysis and information on a variety of topics.

The Hub aims to support UN Member States in the implementation, follow-up and review of the Global Compact for Migration by serving as a repository of existing evidence, practices and initiatives, and facilitating access to knowledge sharing via online discussions, an expert database and demand-driven, tailor-made solutions (launching in 2021).

What content is displayed in the Hub?

The Hub aims to help you find information on migration, ranging from policy briefs and journal articles, existing portals and platforms and what they offer, to infographics and videos. The different types of resources submitted by users undergo peer review by a panel of experts from within the UN and beyond, before being approved for inclusion in the Hub. To provide guidance to users based on findings of the needs assessment, the content is ordered so that more comprehensive and global resources are shown before more specific and regional ones. Know a great resource? Please submit using the links above and your suggestion will be reviewed. Please see the draft criteria for existing practices here.

Apply to join the Peer Review Roster

Content submitted to the Migration Network Hub is first peer reviewed by experts in the field from both the UN and beyond. Applications are welcomed to join the roster on an ongoing basis. Learn more here.

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