The Efforts of Philippine Women Migrant Workers in the Realization of the SDG 8 Agenda for the 2017-2019 Period
This study aims to describe how the efforts of Women Migrant Workers in helping
to alleviate poverty are reviewed through SDG 8 as an indicator of the success of
the government's reciprocal relationship regarding the rights and protections that
they have and should get during the 2017-2019 period. To discuss this problem, the
researcher uses a framework of thought through feminism theory of international
political economy, migration theory, compliance theory, and also the concept of
non-state actor. The results of this study indicate that Women Migrant Workers
have succeeded in sending 19.2% of the total remittances during that period.
However, their rights and protection have not been addressed through a review of
SDG 8. For internal factors, SDG 8 cannot fulfill its objectives optimally because
its position is not stronger than national law. Then externally, WMWs recipient
countries have their own regulations in handling the migration process, so that
gender-sensitive migration conditions have not been realized.
Keywords: Women Migrant Workers, Philippines, Poverty, SDG 8, Rights and
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