Event Type

Papers Read

Location

Ocean 6

Event Website

http://empowered21.com/

Start Date

29-5-2017 11:00 AM

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Abstract:

Studies have identified that vulnerabilities among women overseas workers are greater than of men. In the case of the Philippines, the number of female overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) was higher than of male in 2015 and the number of women OFWs who have experienced abuse is also greater than of men. The experience of abuse of women OFWs adds to their already heavy load and stress of being away from their families. However, whether they continue on being overseas contract workers (OCWs) or decide to return home, women OFWs needed to cope with their situations and become resilient so that they could continue to carry their responsibilities to their families. This article presents stories of resilience among women OFWs who suffered abuse, how they coped with the situation and were able to stand up again to their feet. Also, as the Filipino identity is influenced by religion or faith, this study explains how the involvement of these OFW women with a Pentecostal-Charismatic church contributed to their resilience and how the church can further help them.

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May 29th, 11:00 AM

Study 2: Resilience and Spirit-Empowered Communities: Stories of Filipino Women in Pentecostal-Charismatic Churches Working Overseas

Ocean 6

Abstract:

Studies have identified that vulnerabilities among women overseas workers are greater than of men. In the case of the Philippines, the number of female overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) was higher than of male in 2015 and the number of women OFWs who have experienced abuse is also greater than of men. The experience of abuse of women OFWs adds to their already heavy load and stress of being away from their families. However, whether they continue on being overseas contract workers (OCWs) or decide to return home, women OFWs needed to cope with their situations and become resilient so that they could continue to carry their responsibilities to their families. This article presents stories of resilience among women OFWs who suffered abuse, how they coped with the situation and were able to stand up again to their feet. Also, as the Filipino identity is influenced by religion or faith, this study explains how the involvement of these OFW women with a Pentecostal-Charismatic church contributed to their resilience and how the church can further help them.

http://digitalshowcase.oru.edu/e21scholars/2017/29May17/3