Erwiana’s story was among the many stories of domestic workers who, despite the impact of abuse on her – physically and emotionally, have risen up again and worked for the welfare of fellow migrant workers.
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‘Together we are stronger’ – Indonesian women migrant workers
“We face the same problem. We don’t want women in this situation. We had to help each other because together we are stronger.”
Advocates in Canada call for an end to violence against women migrant workers
The demonstrations may have taken place in different provinces and organized by different people and groups. The message, however, is clear: End all forms of violence not just against women.
Groups renew vow to better serve Filipino migrants in Canada, endorse app to aid Filipinos in need
“Overseas Filipinos continue to leave the Philippines under the labour export policy, driven by many social and political problems, such as poverty, lack of jobs, landlessness, the lack of accessible health care and other social benefits.”
Fleeing poverty, migrant workers end up on death row
SPECIAL REPORT: In the Philippines, dollar remittances from migrants accounted for nearly a tenth of the $280-billion economy last year, according to the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP). Indonesia’s BNP2TKI said the overseas remittances by Indonesian migrant workers amounted to Rp 88.6 trillion ($7.35 billion) during the period of January to December 2013. Despite this, however, migrant workers from both countries are not getting the protection and assistance they need in times of distress.
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Migrant group to VP Binay: Suspend, with finality, the OFW compulsory membership to PAG-IBIG amid discovery of bogus housing loan
Press Release 1 September 2010 Migrant group to VP Binay: Suspend, with finality, the OFW compulsory membership to PAG-IBIG amid discovery of bogus housing loan Amid the discovery of several PAG-IBIG bogus housing loans based on a series of special reports by the Philippine Daily Inquirer (PDI), an alliance of Filipino migrant group in the…
Slideshow: A Call for Help from Distressed OFWs in Sabah
A Call for Help from OFWs in Sabah
In the Farms and Plantations of Sabah, a Brutal Reality Confronts Filipinos
To many Filipinos in the southern Philippines, Sabah represents salvation. Beckoned by the vast palm-oil plantations in the Malaysian state, they go there in droves seeking employment that they could not find in their homeland. Once there, however, many of them are confronted with the reality of neglect and abuse that is far brutal than the one they had left behind.
Thousands of Migrants Rally against GFMD
BY BULATLAT At least 5,000 migrant workers from different parts of the globe under the banner of the International Migrants Alliance (IMA) held a rally in Manila today to protest the opening of the Global Forum on Migration and Development (GFMD). The protesters converged along Quirino Ave. around 10 a.m. and marched toward the direction…