CSO Shadow Report to the Committee on the Elimination of All Forms of
Discrimination Against Women, CEDAW

Philippines

Submitted by Migrant CSOs1
Prepared by Center for Migrant Advocacy Philippines (CMA)2
15 - Unit #7, Casal Building, Anonas Road, Project 3, Quezon City, Philippines
Phone: (632) 990-5140; Fax: (632) 433-0684
E-mail: cma@cmaphils.org Web: http://www.centerformigrantadvocacy.com/

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On September 22, 2015, the Center for Migrant Advocacy (CMA), with support from the Commission on
Human Rights of the Philippines and the UNDP convened a consultation amongst various Civil Society
Organizations advocating for migrants rights to discuss and reflect on the Philippine government's report to
CEDAW, in particular the sections on women migrant workers. This initial submission is the product of the
consultation. The following organizations participated in the consultation: Center for Migrant Advocacy; Migrant
Forum in Asia; Coalition Against Trafficking in Women Asia Pacific/ World March of Women Pilipinas;
Philippine Alliance of Human Rights Advocates; SENTRO Labor Center; Philippine Migrants Rights Watch;
Samahan ng Migrante at Pamilya, Tarlac City; Bannuar Ti La Union; Kaagapay OFW Resource Center, Inc.,
Cotabato City; Kanlungan Center Foundation; KAMPI; United Domestic Workers of the Philippines; Pinoy
Expatriates Blog Awards; Women's Human and Legal Rights Bureau; Scalabrini Migration Center; Labor Education
and Research Network; WomanHealth Philippines; Spirit of Home Scalabrini, Inc.; Development Action for Women
Network; National Anti Poverty Commission Formal Labor and Migrant Workers Sectoral representative;
Commission on Human Rights of the Philippines; Assistant Professor . Jean Encinas-Franco of the Department of
Political Science, University of the Philippines, Diliman and several returned Filipino women migrant workers
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The Center for Migrant Advocacy (CMA) is a migrant NGO based in the Philippines that works for the rights
and welfare of Filipino migrant workers and members of their families. (centerformigrantadvocacy.com)

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