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This CEDAW-based legal review of the Magna Carta of migrant workers and the anti-trafficking 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.
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The aim of this study is to contribute to a better understanding of the political, economic and social dimensions and costs of migration and consequences on the family, community and society. The study analyzes the social outcomes of migration and identifies strategies in response to the issues of families left behind with further examination of the government policy framework on migration in Indonesia, Thailand and the Philippines to justify the deployment of hundreds of thousands of women and men to work abroad. The study also inquires about the effectiveness of government programmes in addressing issues related to migrants and migrant families. Lastly, the study looks into the following issues of displacement, adjustment and adaptation faced by individuals within the family in response to the problems brought about by the migration of a family member.
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UN Women has developed this publication to bring the key challenges faced by women migrant workers in the low wage sectors of the informal economy within the ASEAN. It is expected that the study will help key labour sending and receiving countries with the ASEAN in developing and implementing national and regional policies that will empower and legally protect women migrant workers.
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The Study on Return and Reintegration: Women’s Participation and Gender-Responsive Interventions is one of the three Action Research Projects commissioned by UN Women Philippines. The Development Action for Women Network (DAWN) conducted this participatory research in 2012 in the Philippines with an aim to look into the current programs and services of DAWN and assess how gender-responsive they are in ensuring that women migrant workers are empowered to rebuild their lives when they return to their families and communities. It also identifies case studies of reintegration programs to document and analyze good practices, gains, gaps, lessons and emerging challenges for gender-responsive reintegration. The study develops recommendations and suggests possible strategies in designing and implementing gender-responsive return and reintegration programs and projects...
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The Study on Return and Reintegration: Women’s Participation and Gender-Responsive Interventions is one of the three Action Research Projects commissioned by UN Women Philippines. The Development Action for Women Network (DAWN) conducted this participatory research in 2012 in the Philippines with an aim to look into the current programs and services of DAWN and assess how gender-responsive they are in ensuring that women migrant workers are empowered to rebuild their lives when they return to their families and communities. It also identifies case studies of reintegration programs to document and analyze good practices, gains, gaps, lessons and emerging challenges for gender-responsive reintegration. The study develops recommendations and suggests possible strategies in designing and implementing gender-responsive return and reintegration programs and projects.