Gender Sensitive Remittances and Asset-Building in the Philippines

Authors/editor(s): Dr. Alvin Ang; Mr. Jeremaiah Opiniano; Mr. Joselito Sescon UN Women; European Commission

This publication aims to add to the remittances for development discourse, as an input into policy, programme and services development. It offers information and sex-disaggregated data on remittance flows, patterns, recognizing the differences between women and men as senders and recipients of remittances. The study considers how these gender dimensions intersect with specific social and economic contexts so that programmes are responsive to the needs at different levels – local, national, international, as appropriate and in a collaborative manner among key stakeholders. The study recommends emphasis on the meaningful participation of women migrant workers in decision-making processes on remittance-oriented initiatives, not merely as remittances senders and investors but beneficiaries and protagonists of development.

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Bibliographic information

Geographic coverage: Philippines

Subject area(s): Employment; Migration; Gender equality and women’s empowerment; Human rights; Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW); Governance and national planning

Resource type: Assessments; Policy papers; Best practices

Publication year: 2015

Number of pages: 131