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Much of IHRB’s work in this area is focussed on how workers are recruited and in particular the payment of recruitment fees to secure employment. IHRB migrant worker initiatives include:
- Dhaka Principles for Migration with Dignity: A key framework for understanding and addressing the challenges facing migrant workers at every stage of the migration cycle.
- Leadership Group for Responsible Recruitment: A coalition of leading international companies and expert organisations committed to eradicating the payment of recruitment fees by workers in their supply chains.
- Responsible Recruitment Gateway: Open source tools and resources to support companies in implementing the Employer Pays Principle.