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End Contractualization Now! Decent Work for all workers in the country and abroad!

Labor Day Statement of Center for Migrant Advocacy On the occasion of the 2018 international workers' day, the Center for Migrant Advocacy joins hands with the Filipino workers in reiterating the call for the protection and empowerment of Filipino workers—both here and abroad. This entails providing decent work opportunities for Filipinos workers in the country… Continue reading End Contractualization Now! Decent Work for all workers in the country and abroad!

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Asian Migrants Demand Rights- statement for 4th Colombo Process

Asian Migrants Demand Rights- statement for 4th Colombo Process The 11 member States of the Colombo Process gathered in Dhaka, Bangladesh in April 2011 amidst the conflicts unfolding in Libya and the Middle East that impact heavily on migrant workers in the region. Cognizant of the relevance of this gathering, Migrant Forum in Asia organized… Continue reading Asian Migrants Demand Rights- statement for 4th Colombo Process

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The Post- 2015 Development Agenda, Migration & the Philippines

Sustainable Development Goals and Philippinesnd ph fina The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are a set of 17 goals set by the UN that are designed to combat the world’s most pressing issues. Through the goals, the UN intends to end poverty and hunger, combat inequalities, protect the planet, and encourage sustainable economic growth & prosperity.… Continue reading The Post- 2015 Development Agenda, Migration & the Philippines

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HSW Policy Reform Assessment

HSW Policy Reform Assessment - Final This research recommends that the identified gaps are addressed by the relevant party i.e., HSW, government agency, recruitment agency, counterpart recruitment agency, civil society organization, or employer, in order to strengthen the implementation of the policy and corresponding programs, as well as establish mechanisms for monitoring and evaluation with… Continue reading HSW Policy Reform Assessment

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RTD Philippine migration to Australia report

The Center for Migrant Advocacy posted the latest report on the Round Table Discussion on Philippine Migration to Australia on its website. In coordination with the Commission on Filipinos Overseas, CMA hosted a full day forum on Australian migration policies and domestic violence. The morning session included presentations on Australian migration policies and the amendment to… Continue reading RTD Philippine migration to Australia report

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UAE Visa Requires University Degree

The Financial Express Tourists from South Asian countries including Bangladesh that export labour to the UAE (United Arab Emirates) will require a university degree to get a visa, reported an international news agency quoted the Gulf News daily Tuesday. Electricians, pipe fitters, masons, farmers, drivers, tailors and cleaners from India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka and… Continue reading UAE Visa Requires University Degree

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Women and children first?

By Grace Chang Originally published in Race-Talk; a blog written by the Kirwan Institute for the Study of Race and Ethnicity at Ohio State University Recently in U.S. media and public policy discourses alike, the term “human trafficking” has become synonymous with “trafficking into sex work,” and this, in turn, has been equated with “sexual… Continue reading Women and children first?

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Senate concurs to ratify the ILO Convention 189 (Decent work for domestic workers)

20 senators, without abstentions, voted to concur with the ratification of the ILO Convention 189 (Decent work for domestic workers) around 3:35 this afternoon. (Pres. Aquino signed its ratification on May 18, 2012, but this requires Senate concurrence.) Chandra Merry, our intern from CAPI/ Canada and I witnessed this fruit of our years of lobbying… Continue reading Senate concurs to ratify the ILO Convention 189 (Decent work for domestic workers)