Formulating and implementing gender-responsive and coherent migration and anti-trafficking laws in the Philippines
Translating gender mainstreaming into practice to protect women migrant workers requires gender-sensitive legislation on labor migration and trafficking. A CEDAW-based Legal Review of the Magna Carta of Migrant Workers and the antitrafficking laws in the Philippines is indispensable to give concrete recommendations on improving laws that protect women migrant workers. It aims to identify gender discrimination in laws and underscore state obligations to address existing gender discrimination in laws. The legal review also intends to determine deficiencies in Philippine laws on migration and trafficking and how they fail to comply with the CEDAW legal framework for women’s human rights as well as ascertain critical areas for reform and recommendations of ways by which the state can comply with CEDAW obligations.