Overseas Filipino Workers Abroad and at HomeAdd to Lightbox Download
Portrait of Gina Andrade, 36, with her mixed Filipino-Japanese children Fatima Villagracia, 16, Kayceline Andrade, 10 and Alexandra Nicole Andrade, 10, relax inside their home in Laguna, Philippines on Dec. 2006. Gina works as a tailor with the Development Action for Women Network, DAWN, an aid organization aimed at providing skills for Filipino women who worked Japan. Many of the women employed by DAWN left the Philippines to work as entertainers in Japan. Several were later sexually abused, coerced into prostitution and now have children with Japanese fathers.