Friday, 15 June 2012
CFO Walks for Freedom
47% of 9.4 million Overseas Filipinos are permanent migrants. We cannot negate that some of them are domestic workers when they arrive at their host countries. The Philippines remain the major source of migrant domestic workers in the Gulf area where thousands of Filipinos, especially women, are vulnerable to abuse.
The Commission on Filipinos Overseas (CFO) showed its support by joining the walk to end human trafficking and modern form of slavery on 15th of June 2012 at the Ayala Triangle Gardens in Makati City. The said event was organized by the Visayan Forum Foundation Inc. and co-organized by the Inter-Agency Council Against human Trafficking (IACAT) and Walk Free. Its partners from multi-sectoral organizations from the Philippines and other countries have united to take their last stand against any form of slavery and for the passage of the Batas Kasambahay Bill and speedy ratification of the ILO 189 to protect our domestic workers locally and internationally as domestic work is a decent work.
Contributed by: Ms. Jen Mariposque, MIED