Sol Pillas (1958-2016), migrant warrior and leader

敬悼移工國際(Migrante International)秘書長Sol Pillas!她的勇氣、熱情與無私,將永遠引導我在運動與革命的路上前行。

Condolence to Ate Sol Pillas, the Secretary General of Migrante International! Her courage, passion and selflesness will always lead me on the way of movements and revolution.

Migrante International

sol tributeIt is with great sadness that Migrante International announces the passing of Sol Pillas, friend, comrade and warrior for the promotion and protection of migrants’ rights.

Pillas passed away today, April 21, at 5:30am, seven months after suffering a massive stroke last September 2015. She was 58 years old.

Migrante International extends its most heartfelt condolences to Pillas’ family who have since embraced her activism, friends, colleagues and comrades, and the international community of human rights workers and migrants’ rights advocates that she served and upheld.

At the time of her death, Pillas was the Secretary-General of Migrante International, the largest global alliance of overseas Filipinos and their families.

Pillas was a domestic worker in Hong Kong for 25 years. Her activism started when she became a volunteer counselor and case officer of the Mission for Migrant Workers (MFMW) and the the Bethune House Migrant Women’s Refuge.

In 2004-2006, she…

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