Jobs available to women are “mere extension of stereotype women roles as homemakers and as sex objects.” These are, in essence, gender-oppressive roles made to appear as formal work placing women in situations open to abuse and exploitation.
Labor Migration: A Dangerous Doctrine
The more the economy is stagnant, the less its ability to create jobs, the more dependent government becomes on overseas labor deployment. BY THE POLICY STUDY, PUBLICATION AND ADVOCACY (PSPA) PROGRAM Center for People Empowerment in Governance (CenPEG) ANALYSIS Posted by Bulatlat If the state policy making and legislative agenda do not change course, the…
Migrants all over the World Unite against ‘Modern Day Slavery’
“The moment…governments systematically export their own people just like commodities to be bought and sold, they definitely infringe on our right to human development. This is forced migration and modern-day slavery, not development.” BY RONALYN OLEA MIGRANT WATCH Bulatlat Close to 200 migrants from 35 countries gathered in Manila Oct. 28 to 30 and stood…
Undocumented Workers, the Most Vulnerable, the Most Exploited
Undocumented workers are the most vulnerable among migrants. While they are denied legal status and are exploited in so many ways, they are also treated as criminals.
Migrants’ Assembly: Sorely Being Missed in Headlines
There are two important, parallel events concerning migrants happening in the country from October 28-30. One is the Global Forum on Migration and Development (GFMD) and the other is the International Assembly of Migrants and Refugees (IAMR). At the GFMD, migrants are the subject and not the center of discussion. At the IAMR, they are…