We choose to include the term “safer” as opposed to “safe” as evidence is limited around what constitutes “safe migration”
Potential Migrant is a person who intends to work abroad within the next two years
Regular migration is the movement of a person from his or her usual place of residence to a new place of residence, in keeping with the laws and regulations governing exit of the country of origin and travel, transit, and entry into the destination or host country (IOM, see link below)..
Safer Migration practices are precautions and actions to help mitigate the risk of trafficking
Programmes or Activities on Safer Migration may include awareness raising campaigns through various types of media (e.g. print media, broadcast media, internet, community-level awareness raising sessions). The information campaigns contain information on issues that may have an impact on migrants at the pre-departure stage, during migration, in the destination country and/or in the post-return phase. The safer migration activities aim at increasing knowledge of and access to safer pathways. Examples could be pre-departure orientation training, pre-migration assistance (including assistance with documents and verifying employers), building or supporting community assistance centers, assisting on recruitment and contract signing, as well as others.
As suggested by Zimmerman et al. (2016, see attached document), evidence is limited about what puts migrants at risk to trafficking and what keeps them safe. Programmes should include several monitoring indicators alongside qualitative data collection to better understand these factors and if the project is actually contributing in a positive way.