CEDAW-based legal review of migration and anti-trafficking laws in the Philippines
This review comprised chiefly of desk research. To determine whether the Philippines has complied with its state obligations, the study used the UN-identified CEDAW indicators contained in the handbook entitled Do Our Laws Promote Gender Equality? The indicators on trafficking and prostitution were used in addition to other indicators that came up during consultation with stakeholders. These helped determine whether or not the Philippines is exerting adequate efforts to combat trafficking of persons. Although the CEDAW legal review publication identifies several indicators on trafficking and prostitution, there are none on migration. To enrich the study, desk research was augmented by consultations with key stakeholders. The Multi-Stakeholder Consultations (Pre-Review and Post-Review Stage) aimed to ensure that the objectives and desired outcomes of the Legal Review/Research are achieved.