Support Organisations in Your Country
In the Philippines:
The Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA): is the
government agency responsible for optimizing the benefits of the country’s overseas
employment program. Its mandate is “to ensure decent and productive employment for
Overseas Filipino Workers.” It works closely with the Technical Education and Skills
Development Authority (TESDA) to provide pre-departure training courses for overseas
workers. For more details see:
The Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA):
is the government agency tasked to manage and supervise technical education and
skills development in the Philippines. It is in charge of accrediting assessment
and training centres for household service workers and issuing the skills certifications.
It promotes skills training and knowledge orientation of its overseas domestic workers.
Address: Department of Labour and Employment, Muralla St. cor.
Gen. Luna St., Intramuros, 1002 Manila, Philippines Hotline: +632 887 7777, Trunklines:
+632 817 4076 to 82
The Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (OWWA): which is attached
to the Department of Labour and Employment (DOLE) is the lead government agency
tasked to protect and promote the welfare and well-being of Overseas Filipino Workers
(OFWs) and their dependents. It conducts pre-employment information campaigns on
immigrants and women›s exploitation. It provides counselling, referrals and assistance
in filing complaints with the Philippine Overseas Employment.
Address: SMEF Centre for Overseas Workers, 1043 Aurora Blvd., Quezon
City, 1108 Philippines, Tel: +632 2 913 6439, Fax: +632 2 913 6438,
Department of Labour and Employment (DOLE): is mandated to promote
gainful employment opportunities, develop human resources; and protect workers and
promote their welfare.
Hotline +632 527 8000;
UNITED FILIPINO SEAFARERS: is a Philippine-based Workers’ Federation.
It is a workers’ association for purposes of mutual aid and protection to promote
the moral, social and economic well-being of its members with Registration No. 11863
issued October 2, 2000 by the Philippine Department of Labour and Employment (DOLE).
Address: 4F Room 402 Gedisco Terrace 1148 Roxas Blvd., Ermita,
Manila, or Tel. +632 524 2336 & 524 4888.
KAKAMMPI: is a community-based organization of families of overseas
Filipino workers and migrant returnees. Kakammpi was formed to protect the rights
and welfare of overseas Filipinos and to effectively respond to the problems generated
by overseas migration. Kakammpi is engaged in organizing, advocacy, case documentation
and institutional networking. It responds to the problems and needs of migrant families
by implementing an integrated program to strengthen family support system and facilitate
Address: P.O. Box SM 193 - 1008 Sta. Mesa Manila, Philippines Tel.
+632 435 4584; Telefax +632 921 5810 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
PHILIPPINE MIGRANTS RIGHTS WATCH: is a registered civil society
network that was established in 1995 to encourage the recognition, protection and
fulfilment of Filipino migrants’ rights - both in the Philippines and abroad during
the entire migration process. The centre carries out education, lobbying, and monitoring
activities toward the recognition, protection, and fulfilment of the rights of all
Filipino migrants and members of their families before departure, during migration,
and upon return.
Address: 72 Matahimik Street Teachers’ Village Quezon City, Philippines;
Telephone/fax: +632 433 0684; 9205003 Email:
GABRIELA COMMISSION ON OVERSEAS FILIPINAS:
Address: 35 Scout Delgado Street, Roxas District, Quezon City,
Tel: +632 374 3452
Fax: +632 374 4423, contact person: Ms. ROSARIO PADILLA
SCALABRINI MIGRATION CENTER:
Address: 4, 13th street new Manila, 1112 Quezon City P.O. Box 10541
Tel: +632 724-3512 Fax: +632 721-4296 Email:
ASILO DE SAN VICENTE DE PAUL:
Address: Paco, Manila Tel: +632 523 5264/522 1643 Fax: +632 522
DIOCESE OF SAN FERNANDO OF LA UNION:
Address: Santiago, Bauan Tel: (072) 705-0553 Fax: 0918 920 3578
COLEGIO DEL SAGRADA CORAZON DE JESUS:
Address: Gen.Hughes St., Illoilo City; Tel: (033) 336 9408; Fax:
(033) 337 4654
In Sri Lanka:
THE SRI LANKAN BUREAU OF EMPLOYMENT: provides training and pre-departure
or orientation programmes on house-keeping for unskilled female migrant workers
travelling to Middle East countries. Courses last 12 days.
Address: 234, Denzil Kobbekaduwa Mawatha, Koswatta, Battaramulla
SRI LANKA. Tel: +094 11 2864101
MIGRANT SERVICE CENTRE: is a trade union dedicated to assist migrant
Address: 10, Council Lane, Dehiwala, Tel. +94 713 386.
SETIK- Caritas Kandy: Katugastota Road, Kandy. Tel: +94 77 351
3015 – Tel:+94 81 447 1613 Fax: +94 81 222 2775, Email: email@example.com
GOOD SHEPHERD CONGREGATION: http://www.caritaslk.org/ 133, Anandarajakaruna Mawatha Colombo
10. Tel: + 94 11 293 0255; Tel: +94 11 293 2575.
SEDEC - CARITAS SRILANKA: 133, Kynsey Road Colombo 08; Tel: +94
11 269 1885 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
SRILANKA CATHOLIC NATIONAL COMMISSION FOR MIGRANTS: 11, Borella
Cross Road Colombo 8. Email:
GOOD SHEPHERD SISTER: Bole road Addis-Ababa Tel/fax: +251 1 5513062
CARITAS ETHIOPIA: Addis Ababa, Ethiopia Phone: +251 1 55 03 00
CARITAS ERITREA: Asmara, Eritrea Phone: +291 1 15 12 74/ 12 50
00 Fax: +291 1 15 11 86 Email:
email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org
CARITAS NEPAL: http://www.caritasnepal.org/eng/index.php Dhobighat, Laliptur Kathmandu Tel: +977 1 5538172/977
+977 1 5543726 Email: email@example.com
POURAKHI: http://www.pourakhi.org.np/ Chandol, Kathmandu, P.O. Box: 7647, Kathmandu, Nepal
Tel.: +977 1 4720573, +977 1 2081644, Fax.: +977 1 4720573 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
NEPALESE INSTITUTE FOR DEVELOPMENT STUDIES (NIDS): http://www.nids.org.np/ Chandol, Kathmandu,
P.O. Box: 7647, Kathmandu Nepal. Tel.: +977 1 4421511, +977 1 4410756, Fax.: +977
1 4427306, Email: email@example.com
PEOPLE’S FORUM FOR HUMAN RIGHTS (PEOPLE’S FORUM): Kathmandu 33,
Kalikasthan P.O. Box.: 25001 Kathmandu, Nepal; Tel: +977 1 4423973; Fax: +977 1
4109004, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
NEPALESE ASSOCIATION OF MIGRANT EMPLOYMENT AGENCIES: Lazimpat,
Kathmandu, Tel. +977 1 4423030, +977 1 4426717, Fax: +977 1 4426720
CARITAS PAKISTAN: http://caritas.org.pk/ 23/3 Race Course Road Lahore. Tel: 0092-42-6315584/5
Fax. 0092-42-6368704 E-mail: email@example.com
CARITAS INDIA: http://www.caritasindia.org/ CBCI centre New Delhi 110001, opp. Goledakkhana