Research and Info 2012

RTD Book


Protecting the OFWs and Changing the Migration Status Quo for Development

Social Security for OFWs in top 10 Destination Countries

This publication surveys social protection mechanisms available for Overseas Filipino Workers in top 10 destination countries. It also recommends reforms.
December 2012

Working Paper on Overseas Migration 2011

In this paper is a discussion of the policy framework for the Center for Migrant Advocacy (CMA). From this, a comprehensive investigation of overseas Filipino Migration is presented.
Jun 13, 2012

Policy Paper on Overseas Absentee Voting (OAV)

The implementation of Overseas Absentee Voting (OAV) is a recognition that Filipinos abroad have the same rights as all other Filipinos, and that their voices and contributions do matter. For overseas Filipinos, being able to participate in the affairs of the country, such as the electoral process, gives them a profound sense of being Filipino. They, too, are concerned about how the country is being run, about its development and about its future.
Jun 13, 2012

Policy Monitor of OWWA Charter 2011

This document is an effort to monitor, in terms of policy, the proposed Charter of the Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (OWWA). Created by a presidential letter of instruction with the intent of assisting the overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) in terms of welfare and training for more than three decades now.
Jun 13, 2012

Household Service Workers Policy Reform Package

This report presents the findings of the research survey conducted by the Center for Migrant Advocacy (CMA) from March-June 2011, on the Effectiveness of the Household Service Workers (HSW) Policy Reform Package or HSW Policy in short, based on surveys conducted with 281 Filipino domestic workers deployed after the implemention of the HSW policy in 2007. A focus group discussion (FGD) was also conducted with some officers of the Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA). The study specifically looked into the profile of the migrant domestic workers (MDWs), their conditions, and their level of awareness of the HSW Policy.
Jun 13, 2012