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Philippines

An estimated 10 million Filipinos live abroad and more than 1 million are reported to be leaving the country annually to work overseas. The Philippines considers labour migration as a national propeller for its economic growth. However, the reality for many Filipino migrant workers is that they fall prey to unjust and illegal recruitment practices, human trafficking and forced labour.

The protection of the rights of migrant workers and their families as well as  women and children at risk are at the core of AWO International’s work in the Philippines. Building resilient communities in areas particularly exposed to climate change and natural adversities and assisting those affected by disaster is another important part of our work.  

Talikala offers advice and training on child rights for young victims of child trafficking. (Photo: AWO International)Talikala offers advice and training on child rights for young victims of child trafficking. (Photo: AWO International)
Southeast Asia • Philippines

Protection of young women against sexual exploitation and human trafficking

According to the Government of the United States of America the Philippines are a country with especially gross failures in the field of human trafficking, because out of hundreds of thousands proved cases of human trafficking only a very few were sanctioned in prosecutions.

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