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Family of Three
Building OFW Networks for Empowerment

Through the project, the Federations and the Ople Center were able to identify 150 potential trafficking and illegal recruitment cases and refer 125 distressed OFWs for financial assistance, all of whom were identified as potential victims of trafficking and illegal recruitment in the areas of Calatagan, Batangas; Cabuyao, Laguna; the Province of Bulacan; and the National Capital Region.

Protecting Migrant Workers from Exploitation through Strengthening of Social Structures, Formation of Alliances, and the Application of Ethical Standards and Internet Technology (PROTECT Project) 

Through the project, trafficking response in the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (BARMM) was strengthened and enhanced through the Bangsamoro Inter-Agency Committee on Anti-Trafficking and Violence Against Women and Children (BIACAT-VAWC); safe migration mechanisms including grassroots-based Communication Plan and introduction of a digital case management sub-portal were developed; and reintegration support was established for former OFWs who received no interventions for reintegration support.

Policy Reforms to Counteract the Trafficking of Overseas Filipino Workers (PROACT Project) 

Through the project, extraterritorial applications of trafficking prosecution and support for trafficked OFWs abroad are enacted in the Expanded Anti-Trafficking in Persons and Department of Migrant Workers Acts respectively; and the Coalition Against the Trafficking of OFWs (CAT-OFWs) was established, consisting of 27 affiliate organizations from among civil society organizations, grassroots organizations at the local level, non-government organizations, private sector groups, and OFW advocates here and abroad.

Corporate Responsibility to Eliminate Slavery and Trafficking (CREST)

Through the project, 76 former OFWs from BARMM who experienced severe hardship upon their return from other countries during the COVID-19 pandemic were provided with strategic interventions including life skills, business planning support, and livelihood assistance packages.

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