By Riza Ramirez-Flores, Social Worker One of the major components for the recovery of victim-survivors of severe exploitation and violence abroad is social and economic reintegration, which includes programs for psychosocial support and counseling, as well as life skills, livelihood training and employment in sustainable jobs. The Blas F. Ople Policy Center and Training Institute […]
By Jennifer Rivera-Sespene TWO women who survived sexual slavery in Bahrain shared their stories of redemption and justice that happened in a time of COVID-19 pandemic. Faith was 28-year-old at the time she left Baguio City to the United Arab Emirates in 2018 to work as a beautician. Hope was 36 years old when she […]
By Jennifer Rivera-Sespene GRACIA was 42 years old when she was promised a job in Europe as a household worker with a salary of US$400, equivalent to PhP 18,000, which was twice the amount of anyone with a similar job in the Philippines. She left her hometown in Bulacan on March 29, 2018. To her surprise, she ended […]
By Noel PadalhinMonitoring and Evaluation Officer and Mark Borromeo Data Protection Officer The Philippines had set a new record in being the first ASEAN country to have maintained a Tier 1 category ranking in the U.S. Department of State’s Trafficking-in-Persons Report 2020 for five years straight, an elite ranking in terms of trafficking response. The […]
There was a massive prevalence of exploitation of overseas Filipino workers that were not addressed, particularly of domestic or household service workers to the Middle Eastern region. According to the Department of Foreign Affairs and the Overseas Worker Welfare Administration, a total of 4,879 cases of severely exploited household service workers were recorded from 2017 […]
Position: TRAINER ON PROJECT DEVELOPMENT AND MANAGEMENT Duration: One Month Individuals and/or institutions must submit their CV/s, application letters, references, relevant training materials, and other supporting documents at [email protected] by Tuesday, July 20, 2021. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for interviews.
Position: CONSULTANT: MAPPING OF REINTEGRATION SERVICES Area of Assignment: Remote Work Arrangement/Pasay City (Physical Office) Please submit your comprehensive CV, application letter, references, and relevant materials at [email protected] by Tuesday, July 20, 2021. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for examination and interviews.
MAINTENANCE AND OTHER SERVICES FOR THE INTEGRATED CASE MANAGEMENT SYSTEM (ICMS)
May 28, 2021 The Blas F. Ople Policy Center urged the labor department to exempt Saudi-bound migrant workers whose forein employers are willing to shoulder the costs of COVID19 protocols set by the Saudi government. Susan Ople, head of the policy center, noted that these workers already went through the hiring process and have overseas […]
DEBRIEFING SERVICES FOR DISTRESSED OFWs