SAFE MIGRATION CAMPAIGN IN EAST NUSA TENGGARA

Client: International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC)
Period: September 2015 – March 2017

OTMI carried out a safe migration campaign in five districts of the Nusa Tenggara Timur (NTT) province, in Indonesia, in cooperation with the NTT Provincial Education Office and local CSOs CIS Timor, Sanggar Suara Perempuan (SSP), and Yayasan Pengembangan Kemanusiaan Donders (YPKD).


As part of the campaign, OTMI produced a training kit consisting of an educational drama video titled “Mimpi Beta” (My Dream), and a guidebook for facilitators, both designed specifically for the region using local actors, the local language, and based on the real-life stories of migrant workers and trafficking victims from NTT.


The kit was distributed through Training of Facilitators (ToF) for over 200 teachers and 65 CSO representatives to strengthen their capacity to raise awareness among junior high school students and the general public. These facilitators, spread across Kupang Regency, Timor Tengah Selatan (TTS), Belu, Sumba Barat Daya and Sumba Barat successfully spread the message of safe migration to over 36,000 beneficiaries from 220 villages over the course of the campaign.


OTMI and the CSO Rumah Perempuan Kupang (RPK) worked together to support the NTT Provincial Anti-Trafficking Task Force by holding a capacity strengthening workshop in August 2016. The workshop aimed to increase coordination between members of the Task Force, identify the obstacles they face in protecting and providing services to migrant workers and victims of trafficking, and find solutions to overcome the obstacles. Discussions resulted in the formulation of a number of follow-up plans to improve the protection of migrant workers in NTT, such as the establishment of a ‘One-Roof Service’ for prospective migrant workers to prepare their documents and the formation of a forum to evaluate the Anti-Trafficking Task Force’s performance.

 

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