WHY THE PHILIPPINES?
Our first intervention
The Philippines is one of the countries in the world with the largest number of workers who immigrate to more than 200 countries. In 2016, 10.4 million Filipinos (10% of the population), mostly women, left their country because of the extreme poverty their families end up in. Every day, two thousand domestic women leave their families!
In US dollar 24.3 billion is sent to the Philippines by these domestic workers, which represents 11% of the country's GDP.
UN WOMEN -2016
Filipino Women in International Migration Situation Analysis, Policy Context and International Mechanisms
Why do these women have to
to leave their family?
Extreme poverty is the # 1 cause of their exile.
The unemployment rate in the Philippines is high and the minimum wage of C $ 7 per day is insufficient to provide basic necessities and provide education for their children
The birth rate (2.94 per woman) in the Philippines is one of the highest in the world.
Only private education can offer a future for children. The total annual cost for the education of a child in the private sector is about 1500 C $, is 2 months salary in Hong Kong
Example of the deployment of new hires of Filipinos only in 2013 in the 10 main countries requesting domestic workers:
(In Canadian $)
The daily salary of the domestic at HK is about $ 26. It is $ 16 in Saudi Arabia
Working conditions often make them modern slaves. They are too often beaten and abused.
The greatest suffering is the one related to the destruction of the distance of the parent, causing the children problems of behavior and personality, related to insecurity and stress.
These women are torn by the choice they have to make and the children are humiliated and saddened by this situation.
"Little Asian Maids, Invisible Modern Slaves" Hong Kong
Documentaries on Domestic Aubse, very touching
The misery of domestic workers in pictures
New domestics who register for the first time with the Philippine authorities once to get their right to leave the country.