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The Ethical Recruitment Agency, a subsidiary project of Seefar, has published a new report on the impacts that ethical recruitment has on both workers and their families, whilst analysing how it can reduce incidences of forced labor. With the support of the Global Fund to End Modern Slavery and the Norwegian Agency for Development Cooperation, …

How ethical recruitment can impact workers and their families, whilst reducing the incidence of forced labor Read More »

Summary The Philippines is one of the most important source countries for labour migrants around the world. The government of the Philippines has sought to actively promote migration among its population, even among those with high education levels, as this generates significant income in the form of remittances for the country. However, important numbers of …

Building an app to support returned migrant workers Read More »

Seefar is a social enterprise with a mission to work with vulnerable people to build a better future. We specialise in justice, migration and social inclusion. Our expertise is in strategic communications, counselling, consulting, monitoring and evaluation, and research. We work in Asia, the Middle East, Africa and Europe. Seefar has just launched a new …

Request for Proposals – A mobile and web app for returned Overseas Filipino Workers Read More »

A carefully designed experiment on communication channels shows that the choice of communication channel matters: An experiment done by Seefar demonstrates that communicating information about the risks of irregular migration through a one-on-one approach is more impactful than communication through videos and articles.  Rapid changes in migration toward Europe have brought irregular migration onto the …

Communications – especially one-on-one consultations – can change migration plans Read More »

How, if at all, does access to development initiatives including social protection programmes influence migration? We collected qualitative and quantitative data from five migrant groups (potential migrants, transit migrants, asylum seekers, returnees and family members), with more than 3,000 respondents participating in the research. The two resulting reports on Afghanistan and Nigeria deliver policy-relevant and …

Increased access to development and social protection programming can change or cancel migration decision-making Read More »

When Seefar launched its ethical recruitment pilot project in 2020, there was little guidance available on how to run a successful ethical recruitment agency. Our subsidiary, The Ethical Recruitment Agency (TERA) India, started with a desire to change the conditions for vulnerable migrant workers – but little knowledge of what the journey would look like. …

A Roadmap to Replicability: How to create, sustain, and scale an ethical recruitment agency Read More »

Offering psychosocial support (PSS) and livelihood training should be an integral part of humanitarian response in crisis situations. These services are as important as shelter, water, and food. The World Health Organisation states that prevention and early intervention in relation to mental health are cheaper in the long-term. Economics aside; it is the right thing …

Offering Psychosocial and Livelihood Support in a Crisis Setting Read More »

Over a third of Iraqi Kurds considering risky migration journeys to Europe via Belarus chose safer alternatives after receiving information and counselling from Seefar’s migration communications campaign in Iraqi Kurdistan.  The Migrant ProjectThe campaign which ran from May to December 2021 was part of Seefar’s flagship communications campaign The Migrant Project and targeted educated, urban …

Behaviour change campaign helps Kurdish potential migrants to make safer migration choices Read More »

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