EMPHASIS Learning Series: Towards safety, dignity and better health of migrants

This report provides a comprehensive overview of the EMPHASIS (Enhancing Mobile Populations’ Access to HIV/AIDS Services Information and Support) project, a 5-year project implemented in India, Nepal and Bangladesh addressing cross border mobility-related vulnerabilities, using an HIV lens and with a specific gender focus.

At the time of implementation, EMPHASIS was the only project in South Asia working with migrants on HIV across the mobility continuum, from source to transit to destination and back to source. The project found that working on HIV and migration opens up pathways to a range of other vulnerabilities that more broadly relate to migration and development, including safety and dignity, workers’ rights, violence against women, access to financial services, savings and remittances, and stigma and discrimination. Building on this understanding, this Learning Series describes the EMPHASIS programme model for addressing the multiple vulnerabilities cross-border migrants can experience.

  • Countries: Bangladesh, India, Nepal
  • Published: July 2014

Related Publications

Financial services for resilience: how to assess the impacts?

Implementing innovative methodologies to measure resilience in Niger

This report from the BRACED programme, which aims to build the resilience of vulnerable people against climate extremes and disasters, explores the... Read more...


‘I know I cannot quit’: The prevalence and productivity cost of sexual harassment to the Cambodian garment industry

This report presents the findings of a large-scale, nationally representative survey of sexual harassment in the Cambodian garment... Read more...


Delivering formal financial services to savings groups: A handbook for financial service providers

This handbook is a reference guide for financial service providers, for the effective design and delivery of financial services for savings... Read more...


Briefing paper to the UN High Level Panel on Women’s Economic Empowerment Working Group on Financial, Digital Inclusion and Property

Over the past year CARE has been advising the United Nations High Level Panel on Women’s Economic Empowerment on what actions need to be taken to rapidly accelerate women’s economic empowerment outcomes and ensure we meet the SDG targets and... Read more...