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

The Plight of Migrant Workers

Migrant workers generally take up jobs known as 3Ds (Dirty, Demeaning and Dangerous) which nationals of labor-receiving countries shun.

In the course of employment, they are often subjected to contract violations, abuse and exploitation.

Migrant workers also experience subtle and overt acts of discrimination and xenophobia based on the intersection of race, class, gender and religious beliefs.

The vicious cycle of dehumanization rolls along the path of migration. The 20th century calls for a meaningful change which has come to be enshrined in the 1990 UN Convention on “The Protection of All Migrant Workers and Members of Their Families,” which came into force as international law on the 1st of July 2003. In advocating for change, the Migrant Forum in Asia (MFA) is committed to a process of social, political, cultural and economic development that responds to the promotion and protection of the rights of migrant workers and members of their families.

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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