Immigrants and overseas Filipino workers (OFW) are vital to the Philippine economy. It’s estimated of the 109 million people residing in the Philippines, 1.77 million Filipinos are OFWs. Despite their important role in the Philippine economy, many of these seasonal workers lack the respect, care, and rights they deserve. Employers and government officials often do not understand or respect these workers. As a result, OFWs are vulnerable to exploitation, abuse, and trafficking.
OFWs are often the particular targets of traffickers due read more >