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    Posted January 2, 2014 by
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    Phl resolution protecting women adopted

     
    WOMEN migrant workers in any parts of the world can now breathe a sigh of relief after the United Nations (UN) General Assembly adopted by consensus a Philippine-sponsored resolution for their protection.
    Secretary Herminio Coloma Jr., presidential communications operations office chief, on Thursday said Resolution No. 68/137 calls for protection for women migrant worker who are victims of violence.
    Coloma said the resolution urges all governments to permit migrant women workers who are victims of violence to apply for residency permits independently of abusive employers or spouses to eliminate abusive sponsorship systems.
    The United Nations (UN) General Assembly has adopted by consensus a Philippine-sponsored resolution which calls for protection for women migrant worker who are victims of violence.
    Coloma said the resolution was adopted by the UN General Assembly last December 18.
    “The resolution calls on all countries to grant women migrant workers in domestic service access to gender-sensitive transparent mechanisms for bringing complaints against employers, including termination of their contract, in case of labor and economic exploitation, sexual harassment, and sexual abuse and violence,” Coloma said.

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