The Philippines is one of the most studied contexts given the high numbers of Filipinos/as that do PDW abroad. The Filipino government is very active in promoting policies to protect PDWs, especially through the Philippines Overseas Employment Administration. It was one of the first to ratify C189 and thus adopted a new law on PDW in 2013. However, the emphasis on protecting workers abroad is not paralleled for domestic workers inside the country. The high level of child labour is a record in the Asian context. The most prominent advocates of workers’ rights are religious organisations and international NGOs.

Country-expert:  Verna Dinah Q. Viajar

Local workshop: January 2017