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  • Organisation

    The DAWN Multi-Purpose Cooperative (DAWN MPC) empowers its members by providing economic and capacity-building opportunities. The cooperative is composed of women migrant returnees and envisions itself being a self-reliant, productive and strong multi-purpose cooperative for women in the Philippines. This serves as a venue for women to share their experiences and be a support group among their peers.

    As of 2018,  the Organisation has 69 members of the DAWN-MPC, providing and introducing various products and services to their respective communities. Through uniting women for economic empowerment, the DAWN-MPC was commended by the International   Labour Organisation as “An  Emerging  Good Practise in the  Philippines”  on  May  7,  2009.

    • Organisation

      The DAWN Multi-Purpose Cooperative (DAWN MPC) empowers its members by providing economic and capacity-building opportunities. The cooperative is composed of women migrant returnees and envisions itself being a self-reliant, productive and strong multi-purpose cooperative for women in the Philippines. This serves as a venue for women to share their experiences and be a support group among their peers.

      As of 2018,  the Organisation has 69 members of the DAWN-MPC, providing and introducing various products and services to their respective communities. Through uniting women for economic empowerment, the DAWN-MPC was commended by the International   Labour Organisation as “An  Emerging  Good Practise in the  Philippines”  on  May  7,  2009.

    • Project

      Over the years, there has been an increasing number of women leaving to work overseas. Most of their work falls under the low-skilled category, which includes domestic and service workers; making them vulnerable to poor working conditions, abuse, and exploitation.  When women migrants return home, they face limited opportunities for livelihood and reintegration.

      The Empowering Women Migrants Through Cooperatives project empowers women migrant returnees (entertainers from Japan and domestic workers from the Middle East and Asian countries) through a cooperative, a different yet effective approach for reintegration. This is achieved by providing them with economic opportunities and support network among peers. This initiative conducts team-building activities that establishes a camaraderie and forges ties among women migrant returnees. A series of capacity-building seminars are conducted to equip members with the necessary skills to manage and operate a cooperative.

      These activities provide a foundation for engaging them into a cooperative as this will require competencies and strong peer support. Several activities are also transpire carried out to increase awareness on issues of women migrant returnees and establish partnerships with various stakeholders.

  • Project

    Over the years, there has been an increasing number of women leaving to work overseas. Most of their work falls under the low-skilled category, which includes domestic and service workers; making them vulnerable to poor working conditions, abuse, and exploitation.  When women migrants return home, they face limited opportunities for livelihood and reintegration.

    The Empowering Women Migrants Through Cooperatives project empowers women migrant returnees (entertainers from Japan and domestic workers from the Middle East and Asian countries) through a cooperative, a different yet effective approach for reintegration. This is achieved by providing them with economic opportunities and support network among peers. This initiative conducts team-building activities that establishes a camaraderie and forges ties among women migrant returnees. A series of capacity-building seminars are conducted to equip members with the necessary skills to manage and operate a cooperative.

    These activities provide a foundation for engaging them into a cooperative as this will require competencies and strong peer support. Several activities are also transpire carried out to increase awareness on issues of women migrant returnees and establish partnerships with various stakeholders.

  • Results

    ”I didn’t notice that I had someone who I can lean on, and this is the DAWN – MPC. I am a member of DAWN – MPC since 2013. But during my first years, I took it for granted. I didn’t take it seriously. That’s why my debt went up. But as time goes by, I became a chairperson in 2017. ” Gilda Mosatalla DAWN- MPC member

    As put in the quote above, DAWN-MPC members now understand the importance of the cooperative as an individual and as a group and their plans for its future. Members regularly build-up their share capital and continuous patronage of the cooperative’s products and services. The youth share their expertise through providing GAD and VAWC seminars and using social media for marketing SIKHAY products. DAWN-MPC has participated in bazaars of CARITAS Margin and other meetings and functions. All these have been part of DAWN – MPC project, Empowering Women Migrants Through Cooperatives.

    Members now fully understand the aspect of managing the cooperative and this led them to be more active and participative in their roles, duties and responsibilities at the cooperative. Some members are inspired and interested to pursue formal education in Bachelor in Cooperatives. Members are now active in participating in meetings, policy planning and product development and marketing.

    DAWN-MPC plans to continue its programs and services for its members. Among them is continuous education and training. Another is to work on potential businesses that are sustainable to augment the economic situation of the members. They plan to materialise all the plans developed during the various capacity building activities, including the marketing of hand-woven products of SIKHAY made by the women by joining on-line and or on-site exhibits/ bazaars. they plan to have a webpage for DAWN-MPC and maintain networks, links and partners for better implementation.

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