About Us

CMA was born in 2002 after a series of conversations, consultations and workshops with likeminded friends (among them, current CMA officers Ellene Sana, Irynn Abano, Hazel Cotoner and Ana Navarro who were then also working on migration-related issues) in both local and international human rights and migrant rights groups. Read more about our story here.

We are an advocacy group that promotes the rights of overseas Filipinos, land or sea-based migrant workers, Filipino immigrants and their families. The center helps to improve the economic, social and political conditions of migrant Filipino families everywhere through policy advocacy, information dissemination, networking, capability-building and direct assistance.

We envision a society where justice, good governance, equal opportunity and gender equality prevails. It is one where migrants enjoy equal rights and protection regardless of nationality, ethnicity, religion, gender, occupation or residency status.

We work with:

  • Policy makers (national government and sub-national/LGUs)
  • Intergovernmental bodies (Regional & Global)
  • Migrants & Families and their organizations
  • Migrants Rights Advocates
  • National Human Rights Institutions
  • Other Civil Society Organizations, Trade Unions, and other sectors
  • Private Sectors/Recruiters

See more about what we do here.