Domestic workers are workers

Campaign for Domestic Workers

Nov 18th, 2008 | By admin | Category: Campaigns, Domestic workers, Domestic workers are workers, Informal Economy

Campaign for Domestic Workers There are more than 100 million domestic workers worldwide. They are also known as ‘servants’, ‘domestic helpers’, ‘nannies’, ‘cooks’, ‘housekeepers’, ‘cleaners’, among other names. They work more than 10 hours a day in poor or slavelike conditions; most are abused, underpaid, underfed and overworked. They have no opportunities to study or [...]



Press Statement: Domestic Workers are Workers, Decent Work for All

Nov 4th, 2008 | By admin | Category: Domestic workers, Domestic workers are workers

Committee for Asian Women demands Asian governments and the International Labour Organization (ILO) to recognise domestic workers as workers and legislate protection for domestic workers’ labour rights. The contribution of domestic workers to the economy and development of their sending countries is unnegligible. However, their rights as workers have not been recognised. A research by [...]



Public action launched campaign for domestic workers

Nov 4th, 2008 | By admin | Category: Domestic workers, Domestic workers are workers, Events, Events on Informal Economy Issues

The regional conference “Domestic Workers are Workers: Decent Work for All” was successfully held on August 26-27, 2008 in Bangkok, Thailand by forty five participants from eight Asian countries and one from South Africa. As part of the conference’s campaign launching, the participants joined labour activists, NGO supporters and domestic workers in Thailand in a [...]



Asian Domestic Workers Network (ADWN)

Jun 11th, 2008 | By admin | Category: Campaigns, Domestic workers, Domestic workers are workers, Informal Economy

ABOUT ADWN: The Asian Domestic Workers Network (ADWN) was officially formed in the year 2005 as an outcome of an Exchange workshop of Asian Domestic Workers in Hong Kong in 2004. This exchange was organised by Committee for Asian Women (CAW). It is the first Asian-based network that links up local adult Domestic Workers’ (DW) [...]