MCDP is cognizant of the fact that Ethiopia is one of the source and destination countries for trafficking in persons (both internally and externally), which, specifically includes forced labor and forced prostitution. It also recognizes thatthe prevailing deep rooted structural poverty and the resulting lack of economic opportunity and the gender imbalance to access to and control over resources and information are the main factors pushing unskilled migrants from rural areas to thegulf countries to seek employment and earn better living.
Nevertheless, women and girls, from all corners of Ethiopia, who are travelling to the middle east to serve as domestic workers are not only lack information regarding the the country they are going to work but they do not have the necessary basic skills and the language of the host community. As a result, they end up suffering from physical and sexual abuses to such extent that risked their life.
Hence in an effort to curb such problems, MCDP has secured fund from Geneva Global and the Freedom Fund to prevent Unsafe Migration. Accordingly MCDP has pursued awareness raising, economic empowerment and education to school girls, domestic worker and community’s member in its effort to prevent unsafe migration. Accordingly MCDP does the following:1. Awareness Raising program through
2. Education support: - for vulnerable domestic workers so that it enables them to continue their education properly and become self-supportive, self-awareness& critical thinker.
3. Economic Empowerment through:
4. Networking and Coordination: