Proceedings of the 1st International Conference on Gender, Culture and Society, ICGCS 2021, 30-31 August 2021, Padang, Indonesia

Research Article

The Women Migrant Workers: The Role Changing and The Strive in The Family

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  • @INPROCEEDINGS{10.4108/eai.30-8-2021.2316322,
        author={Puspita  Wulandari and Elly  Malihah and Tutin  Aryanti},
        title={The Women Migrant Workers: The Role Changing and The Strive in The Family},
        proceedings={Proceedings of the 1st International Conference on Gender, Culture and Society, ICGCS 2021, 30-31 August 2021, Padang, Indonesia},
        publisher={EAI},
        proceedings_a={ICGCS},
        year={2022},
        month={4},
        keywords={the migrant worker women migrant workers the change of women’s role},
        doi={10.4108/eai.30-8-2021.2316322}
    }
    
  • Puspita Wulandari
    Elly Malihah
    Tutin Aryanti
    Year: 2022
    The Women Migrant Workers: The Role Changing and The Strive in The Family
    ICGCS
    EAI
    DOI: 10.4108/eai.30-8-2021.2316322
Puspita Wulandari1,*, Elly Malihah1, Tutin Aryanti2
  • 1: Department of Sociology Education, Universitas Pendidikan Indonesia, Bandung, Indonesia
  • 2: Department of Architectural Education, Universitas Pendidikan Indonesia, Bandung, Indonesia
*Contact email: puspitawulandari@upi.edu

Abstract

Being a woman migrant worker is not only a woman’s decision but also a whole family. It means that every consequence during and after being a migrant worker becomes a whole family’s responsibility not the woman. Unfortunately, the problem belongs to and only for the woman. The woman is perceived as the only person who takes responsibility for all the consequences that occur while being a woman migrant worker whether positively or negatively. This writing exposes how the woman experiences the change of role and strive in maintaining their right and responsibility as a wife, a mother, and also a daughter for their parents. The qualitative approach with phenomenology design with an interview and observational study is performed in this study about the life of women migrant workers. The result of this study shows that the woman is in the position of dualism changing and strive as a member of the family and the “double power” becomes the strength for them in their family.