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Susan Cueva is a member of Lingap (‘to care’), a grassroots organisation of Filipina migrants to the UK. Migration for work, either to a different region or to another country, is a transition faced by increasing numbers of women and men throughout the world. Currently, an estimated 1.5 million Filipina women are migrant workers overseas. Most are employed in areas traditionally associated with women- including domestic work, nursing, and ‘sex work’. The dream of all migrant workers is to return home, having saved enough money for financial security. For the majority, this hoped-for transition proves unattainable.

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