India

India

The Government of India has established a gender budget cell to create schemes benefitting women migrants. It further aims to assess benefits to reaching women through existing social services and develop provisions and targets for make gender-responsive policy planning benefitting women.

Theme: Violence and Vulnerabilities

GCM Objective: 7, 14

The Government of India has created shelters for distressed women migrant workers in its embassies abroad. These provide safe-haven for women who may have been trafficked or escaped employers due to exploitation or abuse. Embassies work closely with community-based organisations in assisting domestic workers in communicating with employers, recruitment agencies and issues surrounding lack of pay and compensation. They also give labour helplines and helpdesks run by labour attaches to provide legal assistance to migrant workers.

Theme: Violence and Vulnerabilities

GCM Objective: 7, 14