Voices on International Migrants Day

Currently, Kate and Becky, PhotoVoice’s Projects Managers, are far away from London’s wintery Christmas build up, working hard in Indonesia. They are completing fieldwork as part of the evaluation of one of our latest international projects with our partners MAMPU.

The project is working with Indonesian women to document their experiences of migrant work and advocating for the rights of migrant workers.

We will post a full update once they are back in the UK; but to celebrate International Migrants day today, here’s a few of the latest images and captions from the communities.

You can find out more about the project here.

In the villages of Lembata people feel that because they have family abroad, they can leave – no problem. But the family left here will suffer if they have trouble.  She is bleeding and her husband is abroad. Her husband is working illegally without documentation.  Without a passport illegally working the family and worker are always scared and concerned.

© MIS/2015/MAMPU/PHOTOVOICE In the villages of Lembata people feel that because they have family abroad, they can leave – no problem. But the family left here will suffer if they have trouble.
She is bleeding and her husband is abroad. Her husband is working illegally without documentation.
Without a passport illegally working the family and worker are always scared and concerned.

©DIENUN ATIKA & FRILINA MITR DIANA/2015/MAMPU/PHOTOVOICE A lot of Indonesian migrant workers become victims of human trafficking both within their own country as well as abroad. This is due to their poor education, lack of information and work experience. Their situation is just like the goat in a cage, awaiting its turn to be sold.

©DIENUN ATIKA & FRILINA MITR DIANA/2015/MAMPU/PHOTOVOICE
A lot of Indonesian migrant workers become victims of human trafficking both within their own country as well as abroad. This is due to their poor education, lack of information and work experience.
Their situation is just like the goat in a cage, awaiting its turn to be sold.

© LAILY CINDRAWATI/2015/MAMPU/PHOTOVOICE I have now become closer to the community, because through the photos I take that depict their issues, they can share their concerns.

© LAILY CINDRAWATI/2015/MAMPU/PHOTOVOICE
I have now become closer to the community, because through the photos I take that depict their issues, they can share their concerns.

© MU’AINI/2015/MAMPU/PHOTOVOICE A migrant worker’s family reported about their migrant worker daughter who has lost contact for 13 year. The lady is truly hoping for her daughter to return home.

© KEWA/2015/MAMPU/PHOTOVOICE I didn’t know too much before, I was like a little child, but with PhotoVoice, I now feel more high spirited and mature.  I want to make beneficial photos for my community.

© KEWA/2015/MAMPU/PHOTOVOICE
I didn’t know too much before, I was like a little child, but with PhotoVoice, I now feel more high spirited and mature.
I want to make beneficial photos for my community.

©ENA/2015/MAMPU/PHOTOVOICE If more people are educated then there would be less need to work abroad. With a better education they would be more able to find work at home.  I would like to see the government provide more employment for graduates.  The root of everything is education; with education you can consider your health. Especially when you are abroad and sex is more free.

©ENA/2015/MAMPU/PHOTOVOICE
If more people are educated then there would be less need to work abroad. With a better education they would be more able to find work at home.
I would like to see the government provide more employment for graduates.
The root of everything is education; with education you can consider your health. Especially when you are abroad and sex is more free.

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