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at home, abroad and on the way...

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Global Alliance Against Traffic in Women

Human Rights
at home, abroad and on the way...

Events and News

FPAR Series - RESPECT

Title:

Labour migration from a human rights perspective: The story of migrant domestic workers in the Netherlands.

Organisation: RESPECT Netherlands, TRUSTED Migrants, and Commission for Filipino Migrant Workers
Language: English
About the Project:

Undocumented Filipino migrants in the Netherlands in RESPECT’s community highlight the financial benefits of their work abroad for their family and community, and reflect on their attempts to cooperate with a labour union to protect their rights at the workplace.


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FPAR Series - La Strada Moldova

Title:

A Look at the Linkages: How does Gender, Migration, Labour and Trafficking Intersect in Women’s Lives? A Qualitative Research based on migration and labour experiences of women from Ursoaia village, Republic of Moldova

Organisation: 'La Strada' Moldova
Language: English
About the Project:

Women in the community of Ursoaia researched by La Strada Moldova used the FPAR methodology to share for the first time about their migratory experiences as well as to reflect on its effects on their family life.


At a Glance Summary by GAATW

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FPAR Series - ATKI Indonesia

Title:

The Impact of Excessive Placement Fees on Indonesian Migrant Workers (IMWs) and Their Families. Report of Feminist Participatory Action Research (FPAR) in Limbangan village, Losari subdistrict, Brebes district, Central Java, Indonesia

Organisation: Asosiasi Tenaga Kerja Indonesia or Association of Indonesian Migrant Workers (ATKI) and ATKI Limbangan
Language: English
About the Project:

The Indonesian migrant women in ATKI’s FPAR research tell tales of the impact of and the fight against high placement fees for migrant workers Hong Kong, Malaysia and Singapore.


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FPAR Series - SEPOM

Title:

'Trafficked' Identities as a barrier to community reintegration: Five stories of women re-building lives and resisting categorisation

Organisation: Self-Empowerment Program for Migrant Women (SEPOM)
Language: English
About the Project:

The returnee migrant women of SEPOM speak about their experiences in Japan, the burden of becoming the family’s breadwinner, the stigma linked to migration and sex work, and their difficulties upon return in Thailand, while also celebrating their strength and generosity in the face of discrimination.


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FPAR Series - LRCKJHAM

Title:

The Linkages Between Migration, Labour, Gender and Trafficking Among Women Migrant Workers: Feminist Participatory Action Research (FPAR) in Rowoberanten Village, Ringinarum Sub District, Kendal District, Central Java, Indonesia

Organisation: Legal Resources Center – Untul Keadilan Jender Dan Hak Asasi Manusia (LRC-KJHAM)
Language: Bahasa, Indonesia and English
About the Project:

LRC-KJHAM guides a community of returnee migrant women in Central Java, Indonesia in a reflection on the different steps of their migration process including their return, their thoughts on justice, and the analysis of the policies that affect them.


Executive Summary in Bahasa

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Strategic Thematic Direction

During 2011-13, through our Power in Migration and Work thematic programme, we engaged more directly with the migrant rights and labour rights movements. During 2014-2016 our work will build on the work of previous years; we will continue to push for a human rights based approach in anti-trafficking policies and practices.  We will also deepen our engagement with the issue of migration and labour.

The three thematic strategic issues outlined below are continuations of our work during 2011-13.

ACCOUNTABILITY Increasing the accountability of all anti-trafficking stakeholders involved in the design or implementation of anti-trafficking responses, towards the persons whose human rights they purport to protect.

ACCESS TO JUSTICE Broadening spaces for trafficked persons and migrant workers to practice their human rights by improving access to justice and combating all forms of discrimination that impact women’s ability to exercise their human rights as they relate to trafficking.

POWER IN MIGRATION AND WORK Centring an analysis of women’s power in their labour and migration to better assess migration and labour policies’ impact on women, and to work towards labour and migration processes that reflect migrants’ needs, aspirations and capabilities.