The phenomenon of many Indonesian's people who work abroad shows that poverty and economic problems in Indonesia has been chronic. (There are) limited decent jobs for women in Indonesia, making them prefer to be women migrant workers or TKW. Although in fact (most) of Indonesian's women migrant worker experienced violence, torture, harassment, deportation and other injustices during the time they work abroad.
Mrs.Tarmini Eko, is a housewife with three childrens who once worked as a migrant worker from the village of Sawentar Kanigoro Blitar - East Java. Tarmini started out has a migrant worker in 1993. She has worked as a migrant worker in Saudi Arabia, Singapore and Hong Kong.
When Tarmini completed her work contract in Hong Kong in 2004, she received unfair treatment and was accused of stealing by the employer. She did not stay silent, she resisted and denied the charges through the courts of law in Hong Kong and then she reported her employer for the injustice she experienced.
This is Tarmini Eko's story.
Produced by: Noor Chasanah, JRKDem
Photo: © Noor Chasanah, JRKDem