Societies are sustainable where human rights are recognized and promoted, where people have access to quality basic services and are protected from social hazards and risks. Such aspirations still remain unmet in many countries and also in the Philippines where health, education, and other basic services remain insufficient and out of reach for large sectors of society.
Hence, social justice must become an integral part of policy decisions and processes. Frontline government institutions and relevant civil society actors are provided spaces to determine gaps in social policy and identify measures to promote the welfare of all, especially focusing on the needs of marginalized and underrepresented sectors.
To contribute towards a sustainable society, FES works together with partners to:
- Support the modernization of social security schemes as a primary reform area among key political and social actors;
- Strengthen the capacity and the political representation of trade unions and organizations of working people; and,
- Facilitate dialogues among migrants and migrants’ rights advocates, government institutions, policy-makers and other stakeholders on promoting the welfare of migrants through responsive migration policies.