Every year 2.2 million young people enter the workforce in Bangladesh. However, a lack of knowledge about labour migration and a lack of formally certified skills renders these people highly vulnerable to exploitation if they decide to migrate for employment.
High costs of migration and low wages paid to Bangladesh migrant workers present a major challenge for potential migrants. Lack of information about migration opportunities make potential migrants seek support through informal channels, which increases their chance of trafficking, exploitation and abuse.
We promote safe, orderly regular and responsible migration at every step, and ensure migrant workers know their rights and how to exercise them. We raise awareness and facilitate sustainable reintegration addressing and abating human trafficking and migration vulnerability of people, to achieve sustainable development goal 10.7 and 8.7. We provide financial aid, skills development training to avail decent work for aspiring migrant workers and support their reintegration upon return.
People reached through awareness activities
Returnees received Emergency assistance
Potential migrants received support for safe migration
Returnees received hard & soft skills training
Returnees received psycho-social counseling
Returnee migrants provided with in-kind support
It is for CSOs, International Agencies, NGOs, Partners, Journalists, and other relevant bodies to work together with the Government to implement the policies properly. In that case, BRAC’s effort in partnership with the Government is really commendable.
The Government is continuously working for the welfare of the migrants and a combined effort is needed right now. Urgent assistance is needed for the returnees and BRAC’s efforts are very timely.
On behalf of the Government of Denmark, we are very happy to support BRAC to ensure the wellbeing of the returnee migrants who are unemployed now, lost their sources of earning and have come back to their home country, empty-handed. BRAC has truly shown how to stand beside everyone in these crisis moments in the most humane way possible.
WHAT WE DO
Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration
Combating Human Trafficking
Emergency Support and Sustainable Reintegration
HOW WE DO IT
Raise awareness to sensitise people on the issues of safe and internal
Emergency Support & reintegration upon return
Provide emergency support and need-based support (Social, Psycho-social and Economic) to returnee migrants and trafficked survivors for their sustainable reintegration
To strengthen policy advocacy initiatives capacity building of various forums, grass root level organisations, Local Government institutes, policymakers and migrants, their families and relevant stakeholders
Lobby for the policy formulation and implementation, to ensure migrants rights
Safe & Ethical Recruitment
Support Ethical Migration through BRAC Probashbandhu Limited (BPL)
WHY IT WORKS
Comprehensive service model
Supporting migrants through skills training, visa check and other services to create an enterprise
Social and economic reintegration
Providing information, training, counseling and networking support and remittance advice, through referrals
Storytelling at scale
Generating awareness for millions through real life stories using audio visuals and folk theatre