CMA Statements

  • World Maritime Day 2018 Statement
    • On September 27, we celebrate our seafarers and remember their sacrifices and struggles at sea. CMA calls for the enactment of the Magna Carta for seafarers to minimize their vulnerabilities and mitigate the issues they face as they work to bring better lives to their families. Read more here.
  • Migrant Workers Day 2018 Statement
    • As we celebrate migrant workers on this day, June 7, 2018, CMA calls for strengthening the implementation of policies on the protection of migrant workers rights. Read more here.
  • Labor Day 2018 Statement
    • 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 including an end to contractualization and providing guarantees for security of tenure. It also includes  providing safeguards for migrant workers while they are still abroad and viable sustainable return and reintegration program once they are back in the country. Read more here.
  •  Civil Society and Commission on Human Rights Statement on n the ASEAN Consensus on the Protection and Promotion of the Rights of Migrant Workers (October 2017)
    •  Together with the Commission on Human Rights of the Philippines, De La Salle University, International Labour Organization (ILO), ECMI-CBCP/Scalabrini Lay Association, UNDP-JMDI, Migrant Forum in Asia (MFA), Women’s Legal Bureau (WLB), Bicol OFW Family Circles, Kanlungan/Kabadang, Bannuar La Union, Unlad Kabayan, SERDEF, Kaagapay OFW, LEARN, MCG-Western Visayas, Batis Center. Patnubay, Sentro-MARINO, Ateneo de Manila University, PSSC, Women and Gender Institute – Miriam College, Kanlungan ng mga Migranteng Manggagawa, Kampi, Lawyers Beyond Borders-Philippines, Migrante International, Quezon City Public Employment Service Office (PESO), the Center for Migrant Advocacy welcome the consensus arrived at by the Drafting Team of the ASEAN Committee on Migrant Workers (ACMW) on the protection instrument for migrant workers in their August 2017.