Proceedings of the 1st International Conference on Emerging Media, and Social Science, ICEMSS 2018, 7-8 December 2018, Banyuwangi, Indonesia

Research Article

Gender-Based Affirmative Policy for Female Migrant Workers

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  • @INPROCEEDINGS{10.4108/eai.7-12-2018.2281775,
        author={Isnaini Rodiyah and Jusuf Irianto},
        title={Gender-Based Affirmative Policy for Female Migrant Workers},
        proceedings={Proceedings of the 1st International Conference on Emerging Media, and Social Science, ICEMSS 2018, 7-8 December 2018, Banyuwangi, Indonesia},
        publisher={EAI},
        proceedings_a={ICEMSS},
        year={2019},
        month={3},
        keywords={affirmative policy gender social protection and female migrant workers},
        doi={10.4108/eai.7-12-2018.2281775}
    }
    
  • Isnaini Rodiyah
    Jusuf Irianto
    Year: 2019
    Gender-Based Affirmative Policy for Female Migrant Workers
    ICEMSS
    EAI
    DOI: 10.4108/eai.7-12-2018.2281775
Isnaini Rodiyah1,*, Jusuf Irianto2
  • 1: Universitas Muhammadiyah Sidoarjo
  • 2: Universitas Airlangga Surabaya
*Contact email: isnaini@umsida.ac.id

Abstract

This research purposes to map the problem that faced by Indonesian migrant workers (TKI) and analyze the affirmative policy gender-based. This research used qualitative descriptive approach and located in East Java. The data obtained from deeply interview with selected informant based on consideration of research and results study from the document. Data analysis used interactive model by Miles and Hubermann. Based on data from National Agency for Placement and Protection of Indonesian Workers (BNP2TKI) and Migrant Care in 2016, numbers of female migrant workers (TKW) are very high, reach 70% in total from migrant workers. The findings show that the female migrant workers (TKW) problems in pre-placement are unsuitable shelter, malnutrition, and harassment during medical check up. Most problems precisely at the placement step, those are rights violation of underpay salary, work overtime, restriction of entitlements absent, restriction of social interaction (communicating and socializing), ignored opinions, sexual harassment, stereotype, violence, even become victims of human trafficking and drugs. The findings also shows that protection policy for female migrant workers (TKW) as affirmative is very needed to make the action on subordination, marginalization, stereotype, violence protection, and resolve the work overtime.