Navigator supports safer, more productive labor migration in Nepal by strengthening first-mile access to information and services for prospective and returned migrant workers and their families.
Since 2018, Navigator has reached over 200,000 people through a variety of outreach activities, including community workshops, social media campaigns, and radio PSAs. Most people first face migration risks before they even leave home, so Navigator works with existing institutions, structures, and systems in communities of origin to alert migrants and potential migrants of recruitment and migration risks. As a result of the program, migrants are better informed of the risks of migration and practical steps they can take to mitigate risks in migration and become increasingly aware of avenues for legal recourse in cases of labor exploitation.
IREX implements Navigator in partnership with READ Nepal, and People Forum for Human Rights. Navigator is made possible through grant support from Walmart Foundation.