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Global Alliance Against Traffic in Women

Human Rights
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...

GAATW Publications

FPAR Series - CEAPA

Title: Migración y Trabajo: Mujeres Migrantes Haitianas: Investigación Feminista de Acción Participativa
Organisation: Centro de Apoyo Aquelarre (CEAPA)
Language: Spanish
About the Project:

The FPAR research of CEAPA brings the lived realities of Haitian migrant women in a community in the Dominican Republic and shows how language barriers, discrimination and rights violations affect their insertion into the labour market.


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FPAR Series - FIDA Kenya

Title: The Realities and Agency of Informal Sector Workers: The Account of Migrant Women Workers in Nairobi
Organisation: Federation of Women Lawyers - Kenya (FIDA Kenya)
Language: Kiswahili and English
About the Project:

In Kenya, migrant and refugee women tell the stories of workers in the informal sector inNairobi’s slums and show their efforts to organise  and claim their rights.

Executive Summary in Kiswahili

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FPAR Series - Sodireitos

Title:

Uma Experiência De Pesquisa Ação Participativa: Migração, Trabalho e Genero entre Mulheres na Amazônia Brasileira

Organisation: Sodireitos (Sociedade de Defesa dos Direitos Sexuais na Amazônia)
Language: Portugese
About the Project:

Sodireitos’ FPAR research brings the voices and experiences of women from the Brazilian Amazonia region who, through informal but efficient networks migrate in search of better opportunities, and describe their migration experiences upon departure, travel and return, as well as the effects of their disadvantaged social and economic position in their migration process.


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FPAR Series - AkiDwa

Title:

‘Am Only Saying It Now’: Experiences of Women Seeking Asylum in Ireland

Organisation: Akina Dada Wa Africa (AkiDwA)
Language: English
About the Project:

AkiDwA’s research centres the voices of African women seeking asylum in Irish refugee centres; exposes their experiences of living in direct provision; and gives suggestions for action and change.


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FPAR Series - Understanding Needs, Recognising Rights

Title:

Understanding Needs, Recognising Rights: The stories, perspectives, and priorities of immigrant Iranian women in Vancouver, Canada

Organisation:
Language: English
About the Project:

Middle Eastern migrants tell their migration stories, and show agency and determination to build up a new life in Canada, in spite of the many challenges they encounter.

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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.


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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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