Mindanao Migrants Center for Empowering Actions

The Mindanao Migrants Center for Empowering Actions Inc. (MMCEAI) is a rights-based service organization for migrants of Mindanao - active and returning Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs) and their immediate families and communities.

The current project with AWO International addresses the reduction of vulnerability conditions of female migrant workers and families of migrants to exploitation and abuse in the form of a rights-based development intervention. Three core strategies are undertaken: Capability Building and Development, Partnership and Networking, and Advocacy & Campaign Action.

Migrants and families of migrants are capacitated and actively engaged, and key stakeholders are involved through consultation and dialogue. Collectively, a framework of action to advocate migration and development is designed. Besides women migrants - active, returned, and would be migrant workers - the project involves Anak OFWs (children of migrant workers), and left-behind families. In addition, stakeholders, such as media, church, civil society organizations, and national government agencies and local government units are involved in the discourse of migration, environment, peace and development. 




Project information

Title: Protection of Female Migrant Workers from Mindanao from Exploitation and Abuse

Implementation areas: Metro Davao, CARAGA, Northern Mindanao, Western Mindanao, ARMM and SOCCKKSargen,   Philippines

Target Group: Female migrant workers (active, returned and applicants), children of migrant workers, community leaders and civil society organizations


- Community and public education on safe work migration

- Capacitating community migrant associations and self-help groups

- Rights advocacy

- Implementing policies for the protection of female migrants

Implementation period: 2018-2020

Budget: 63,367 € p.a.

Donor: German Federal Ministry of Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ)






Mindanao Migrants Center for Empowering Actions, Inc.
Executive Director: Inorisa Sialana-Elento

# 71 Continental-Toyota Streets,
Davao Executive Homes, Matina
Davao City, Philippines 8000

Email: mindanao_migrant [at] yahoo.com
Facebook: https://web.facebook.com/mmceai

Web: http://mindanaomigrant.com/