Migrant Forum in Asia
Telefax: +632.8277.9484 | Mobile: +63.921.540.5063
Email: mfa@mfasia.org | Website: www.mfasia.org

The Context

Migration in the age of information technology has become a matter of trade and commerce. People migrate not out of whim or to afford “better” things in life but as a means of survival. On many occasions, migration carries a woman’s face.

Indeed while the 20th century ushered a kind of development that has transformed the world into one global village, it is not without dreadful consequences. Transborder transfer of capital to less developed countries (LDCs) has not improved the lives of the improvised majority. Countries mired in foreign debt are then pressured into adopting a policy of exporting millions of workers to stem the tide of massive unemployment and to bail out the local economy from complete bankruptcy. Women too, are joining the workforce, not as a result of policies promoting gender equity but often as a measure to support their families. Migration has become a necessity rather than as a matter of choice.

About Us

MFA is a regional network of non-government organizations (NGOs), associations and trade unions of migrant workers, and individual advocates in Asia who are committed to protect and promote the rights and welfare of migrant workers.

It is guided by a vision of an alternative world system based on respect for human rights and dignity, social justice, and gender equity, particularly for migrant workers.

Regional Secretariat

25 Matiyaga Street,
Central District, Diliman,
Quezon City 1100

Phone: +63-2-8277-9484
Mobile: +639215405063

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