Giving migrant women a voice
Formed in 2007, the Mindanao Migrants Center for Empowering Actions Inc. (MMCEAI) is a rights-based service organization for migrants of Mindanao - active and returning Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs) and their immediate families and communities.
Together with AWO International, the project with MMCEAI aims to address the reduction of vulnerable conditions of migrant workers and their families to exploitation and abuse in the form of a rights-based development intervention. Three core strategies are undertaken: Capability Building and Development, Partnership and Networking, and Advocacy & Campaign Action.
The project will ensure that migrants and their families are capacitated, and actively engaged; and key stakeholders will be also involved through consultation and dialogue. Collectively, a framework of action to advocate migration and development was designed. Besides women migrants - active, returned, and would-be migrant workers - the project will involve Anak OFWs (children of Filipino migrant workers) and left-behind families. Believing that the challenges can be better addressed if the voices of those affected are heard, stakeholders - such as media, church, civil society organizations, and national government agencies and local government units – will be involved in the discourse of migration, environment, peace and development.
|Project||Engaging Migrant Workers and Families in Social Structures towards Promoting Safe and Regular Migration|
|Place/Region||Davao City – specifically in Barangay Calinan, Los Amigos, Mintal, Sto. Niño, Bago Aplaya, Talomo – Muslim Village, Matina Crossing, and Bucana 76-A; BARMM, SOCKKSARGEN, CARAGA, NORTHERN MINDANAO|
|Partner||Mindanao Migrants Center for Empowering Actions Inc. (MMCEAI)|
|Target group||Community migrant associations; left behind families (households with migrants abroad); returned migrants; children of migrants; various types of organizations (civil society organizations, media, church people, educators, labor unions, etc.); relevant lo|
|Budget||73.333 Euro p.a.|