Request for Quotation (RFQ): Provision of Services to carry out a Study of the Implementation of Local Regulations on the Prevention and Response to Violence against Women and Trafficking in West Java Province (Deadline: February 10; 2020 5:00 PM, Jakarta time)

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Request for Quotation (RFQ) Provision of services to carry out a study of the Implementation of Local Regulations on the Prevention and Response to Violence against Women Migrant Worker and Trafficking in West Java Province Indonesia


Safe and Fair: Realizing women migrant workers’ rights and opportunities in the ASEAN region (20182022) is part of the multi-year EU-UN Spotlight Initiative to Eliminate Violence Against Women and Girls. Safe and Fair is implemented by the ILO and UN Women, led by the ILO Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific. 

Safe and Fair delivers technical assistance and support with the overall objective of making labour migration safe and fair for all women in the ASEAN region. Safe and Fair engages with ASEAN Member States’ government authorities; ASEAN institutions; workers’ organizations; employers and recruitment agencies; civil society organizations; community-based organizations; families and communities; research institutions and academia, media networks, youth, and the general public and supports programming across ten countries (Brunei Darussalam, Cambodia, Indonesia, Lao People's Democratic Republic, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand and Viet Nam).

Safe and Fair works in close cooperation with governments and social partners to achieve three interlinking specific objectives: (1) Women migrant workers are better protected by gender-sensitive labour migration governance frameworks; (2) Women migrant workers are less vulnerable to violence and trafficking and benefit from coordinated responsive quality services; and (3) Data, knowledge and attitudes on the rights and contributions of women migrant workers are improved. The programme strategy mainstreams three cross-cutting topics: women’s voice and agency; rightsbased approach; and broad engagement of stakeholders.

Safe and Fair program strategy mainstreams three cross-cutting topics: women’s voice and agency; rights-based approaches; and broad engagement of stakeholders. Safe and Fair aims to address women migrant workers’ vulnerabilities to violence and trafficking, strengthen rights-based and gender responsive approaches to violence against women and labor migration governance, and support access to essential services. Safe and Fair ensures visibility, awareness raising and dialogue promotion on changing norms around violence against women throughout migration.

The labour migration is often seen as a potential to lift women out of poverty. In the same time, labour migration also contributes to the sustainable growth and human development for both sending and receiving countries. In 2017, the remittance flow estimated by the Indonesian Central Bank amounted to USD 8 billion that exceeded the non-tax state revenues from minerals and coal.
                                                                                                                                                                    The World Bank report (2017) shows that there are nine million Indonesians working overseas. The National Authority for the Placement and Protection of Indonesian Overseas Workers recorded 70% of the total deployment were women. West Java Province is one of the highest migrants sending areas in Indonesia. In 2016, the Statistical Office (BPS) recorded that there are 61.239 migrant workers coming from West Java, with 49.132 are women migrant workers. BNP2TKI documents domestic workers and caregivers are in the top list of most- popular works for women. Unfortunately, domestic work is one of the informal sectors that is usually untouched by formal regulation, leaving behind women with limited legal and social protection and security.    

The Government of Indonesia has undertaken significant efforts to make migration safe and fair for Indonesian women, including through a more comprehensive legal framework. In 2017, the government issued Law number 18/2017 on the protection of Indonesian migrant workers, which replaces previous law no. 39/2004 that tends to focus on migrant placement industry, rather than on migrant protection. The new law adopts the international standard of protection for migrant workers and their families. It limits the role of private agencies in recruiting and emphasizes the protection of migrant workers in all migration cycle. One of the guidelines stipulates a national social security scheme for migrant workers. The Indonesian government has also issued Law No 21/2007 on the elimination of Trafficking in Person. The Law defines elements that constitute trafficking in person and specifies the length of sentence for the perpetrators.   

However, despite this substantive policy improvements, migrant workers still experience violence and abuse. According to data of Indonesian Crisis Centers, in 2017 the Center received 4.475 complaints of various cases of labor rights violation, exploitation, violence and abuse. Of these 60 per cent of cases were reported by Women Migrant Workers (WMWs). Based on the assessment conducted by a Women Crisis Center in three villages in Bandung District, West Java, in 2018, there were 250 returned women migrant workers experiencing violence in all migration cycle, starting from their origin cities, transits, placement countries and when they return.

Many issues affect and exacerbate violence against WMWs. Women often do not have access to reliable information, including through official channels. Before migrating, they usually receive information from brokers, local leaders, recruitment agents, relatives, friends, as well as neighbors. The information received is usually related to labour dimension of migration (work sector and pay) and often is incomplete, fragmented and even misleading. On the other hand, gender-responsive and survivor-centered service provision is very limited. Absence of coordination and agreed referral pathways among relevant actors also worsen the violence experiences of WMWs. This situation has increased their vulnerability to different forms of violence against women migrant workers (VAWMWs) and trafficking and impacts their ability to access quality essential services.  

In West Java, some efforts have been done to prevent and protect women victims of violence and trafficking by the issuance of many regulations, among others: Local Regulations No. 3/ 2008 on the Prevention and Response to Trafficking in Person Victims and Governor Regulation No. 63/2014 on Minimum Standard of Integrated Services for women and girl victims of violence and trafficking.  While these regulations have been important to provide legal assurance, there are no studies or monitoring and evaluation measures have been documented. For this reason, UN Women plans to conduct research to examine the implementation of the regulations and how the two policies have given the impact to prevent and respond to violence against women migrant workers and trafficking. The study aims to identify best practices, challenges and recommendations to improve services for women and girl victims of violence and trafficking by ensuring the application of a survivor-centered approach of service provision in a coordinated manner  

Safe and Fair Program plans to establish Migrant Resource Center (MRC) to strengthen the One Roof Integrated Services of Government Office (LTSA) in Cirebon District, West Java, to ensure potential, current, and returned Women Migrant Workers and their families have improved access to authoritative information and integrated support services of safe and fair labour migration. The MRC will reduce risks of trafficking, exploitation and abuse, including through the use of innovative technology. The results of the study will provide recommendations to the key stakeholders in West Java to enhance support services to women migrant workers victim of violence and trafficking, including through the MRC-LTSA services and strengthen cross-sectoral coordination of local government and non-government service providers to promote women migrant workers’ rights and empowerment.


1. To undertake a study of the Implementation of Local Regulations on the Prevention and Response to Violence against Women Migrant Worker and Trafficking in West Java Province Indonesia, to identify existing gaps, challenges and opportunities in the context of implementation of the Local Regulations No. 3/ 2008 on the Prevention and Response to Trafficking in Person Victims and Governor Regulation No. 63/2014 on Minimum Standard of Integrated Services for women and girl victims of violence and trafficking;

2. To map migration-relevant actors and service providers, their functions as well as their inter-relationships, and thus help better understanding challenges and opportunities of the prevention and response to violence against women migrant worker and trafficking in West Java Province;

3. To examine whether and how the Local Regulations No. 3/ 2008 and Governor Regulation No. 63/2014 align with the Law 18/17 on Protection Indonesia migrant workers, effectively implement, and coordinate all relevant service providers to ensure women migrants’ access to quality services and better protected by gender responsive regulations; and

4. To identify best practices of how the local regulations address and provide quality services which meet the needs of women migrant workers and their family.


The consultant is expected to carry out a study on the implementation of two regulations: 
1) Local Regulation No. 3/ 2008 on the Prevention and Response of Trafficking in Person Victims 2) Governor Regulation No. 63/2014 on Minimum Standard of Integrated Services for Victims of Violence against Women and Trafficking. 
                                                                                  The study will question the extent of which the two local regulations are implemented, analyze gaps and impacts, and how the regulations have benefited women migrant workers. In particular, the consultancy aims to: 

1. Design and implement qualitative research, using gender analysis and gender sensitive approach. 2. Submit a detailed proposal of a research design (including ethical considerations), along with a workplan, budget, team composition (number and profile of the person), and research tools. 3. Design samples and draft questionnaires, in consultation with SAF Team (UN Women and ILO) and key stakeholders/partners. 4. Collect data through in-depth interviews or FGDs in five city/districts in West Java, including Cirebon District, Bandung City, Bandung District, Sukabumi District, and Majalengka District on the implementation of the two regulations. 5. Conduct series of national and regional multi-stakeholders and cross-sector consultations on legal and policy interventions that prevent and respond to violence against women migrant workers, including promote shared commitment among key stakeholders in preventing and responding to violence against women migrant workers by providing coordinated quality services. 6. Develop recommendations and a policy brief and infographics that highlight results of the study that integrate women migrant workers’ needs of coordinated quality services into policy framework. 7. Submit a final report to UN Women. The final research report should incorporate all comments from UN Women, including inputs/feedbacks from final validations and consultations

The study will use a qualitative approach and benefit from close engagement of relevant stakeholders in the process of designing the research framework and tools. It will require a participatory and advocacy framework that allows key participants of the research to engage actively and to contribute to the research.  


No. Task and Deliverables Timeframe 
1. Tasks • Develop a research framework and methodology with proposed timeline and list of key informants/ stakeholders to be interviewed. • Refine the proposed methodology based on the discussion with UN Women.

Deliverable:  1.1. Submission of finalized research framework and methodology in line with the feedback from UN Women,  including questionnaires for key informants and interviews and FGD, proposed timeline and list of respondents to be interviewed. 
07 March 2020

2. Tasks • Conduct data collection in five city/districts in West Java, including Bandung city, Bandung District, Cirebon District, Majalengka District, and Sukabumi District.   • Synthesize and analyze all data gathered.  • Undertake data analysis and identify key research findings 

Deliverable: 2.1. Submission of report which including supplemental raw data from field work/ key informant interviews and discussions. 
15 June 2020

3. Tasks • Conduct a validation workshop with relevant stakeholders. • Present research findings to the key stakeholders • Incorporate inputs from the workshop into final draft report • Finalize the draft report, using the structure and format agreed with UN Women.  • Submit the draft report to UN Women for at least two rounds of feedback and comments.  • Finetune the draft report based on feedback received.  • Draft and layout policy brief and infographics 

Deliverable: 3.1. Submission of final report in line with the feedback from UN Women, incorporating UN Women and stakeholders’ inputs (at least two rounds of revision foreseen).   3.2. Submission of the final and ready-to-print-policy Brief and Infographics of the study result, in both English and Bahasa Indonesia, respectively, in line with the feedback from UN Women.
17 July 2020

4. Tasks • Dissemination for Follow up Action by organizing an event to launch the result of study to the public.

Deliverables: 4.1. Submission of final list of recommendation of strategy advocacy and Action Plan, in line with the feedback from UN Women 4.2. Submission of the final activity report, minutes of meeting, documentations, in line with the feedback from UN Women.
21 August 2020

1) All deliverables should be submitted in English with an exception for Deliverable 3.2 (should be submitted both in English and Bahasa Indonesia).  2) Policy brief and infographic layout costs should be included in the financial proposal.  3) All travel, meeting and event costs should be included in the financial proposal.  

The time required for the consultancy is from 24 February – 24 September 2020 (8 months). The consultancy will be home-based with field visits to five city/districts in West Java.  


Organisations with relevant experience are encouraged to submit an expression of interest. The following qualifications and competencies are required: 

▪ The registered organization in Indonesia ▪ Minimum 10 years of experience in policy advocacy, community development, and/or social research on the issues of gender equality, violence against women, trafficking in person, human rights, policy and governance.     ▪ Experience in conducting participatory and advocacy framework in research.     ▪ Experience and familiarity to West Java context is highly preferred. ▪ Experiences working with all level of government officials from multi-sector departments, nongovernment agencies and community groups, including women migrant workers.  ▪ The organization interested in conducting the study shall suggest a research team consisting of consultants with expertise on social research particularly in the issues of VAW, gender equality, and/or trafficking prevention.  ▪ Good knowledge of violence against women, and current migration issues, including trafficking, is advantageous.  ▪ Demonstrated knowledge of and commitment to gender equality and women’s empowerment. ▪ Excellent written and spoken English and Bahasa Indonesia.

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