In our latest blog, we reflect on the efforts by migrant domestic workers to demand better for themselves. We extend our solidarity and recognise that domestic workers do not need us to be their voices but rather need more of our support and resources to advocate and organise themselves with impact.
Kenya lacks return and reintegration programmes for returnees and therefore many workers return with less preparedness. For those who are forced to return without enough savings, the lack of reintegration support from the government means they return to face the same economic precarity before their migration.
Domestic work is constituted as being unique, low skilled, low status and situated in the private borders of the home beyond the reach of legal reforms because it is gendered work.
#16DaysofActivism against Gender based violence: abuse and exploitation of migrant domestic workers in Lebanon
16 days of activism against Gender based violence is an annual international campaign that begins on the 25th November and ends on 10th December and is used by activists to call for the end of violence against women globally.