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By Leah Briones

In accordance with insights from Filipina stories of family paintings in Paris and Hong Kong, this quantity breaks in the course of the polarized considering and migration-centric coverage motion at the defense of migrant girls family employees from abuse to hyperlink migrants' rights and victimization with livelihood, migration and improvement. The publication contextualizes service provider and rights within the staff' power to safe a livelihood within the international political economic climate and is instrumental in making the matter of migrant girls staff' empowerment either a migration and improvement time table. the quantity is vital analyzing for social scientists, bureaucrats and non-governmental political activists drawn to the safety of the rights and livelihoods of migrants. it's going to additionally entice migration and feminist students who've but to undertake the contribution of severe improvement reports within the research of low-skilled lady hard work migration.

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An equal number (12 per setting) of FODWs from the two settings of Paris and Hong Kong were interviewed, using the same sets of themes and questions. In order to fully account for insights into the issues of capability, the sample in each country consisted one third who could be said to be/was in an enslaved situation; another third, who could be said to be oppressed and/or abused (in ways that the respondents’ considered different from enslavement), and the last third, of those who enjoyed better working and living conditions and who saw their situations as similar to other wageworkers in gainful employment.

According to Visweswaran (1988, 1994), while ethnographic methods can never be entirely representative of its subjects, they are nevertheless sufficient if considered as a set of tools and resources for considering cross-cultural representations among women in different positions of economic and historical power. This feminist ethnography allows the woman in the relative position of economic and historical privilege to place her “self in the experience of oppression in order to liberate it” (Visweswaran 1988, 29).

In line with a self-reflexive, experimental feminist ethnographic approach, the outcome of the final text will necessarily reflect my voice—“my discourse,” on the topic over that of the respondents’ narratives. However, my structuration approach embeds myself with their situation, making me part of them and their struggles (as I show in Chapter 5). My practical motive behind the use of the “capability approach” is thus also long term; I use it as a strategic analytical tool for direct policy intervention not just on the FODWs’ immediate, but also future, concerns.

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