The Empowerment of Domestic Workers: Female Agency in the Asian Region

Amrith, Megha (2015). The Empowerment of Domestic Workers: Female Agency in the Asian Region. Female Agency, Mobility and Sociocultural Change (Policy Report Series 3). UNU-GCM.

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    Author Amrith, Megha
    Title The Empowerment of Domestic Workers: Female Agency in the Asian Region
    Series Title Female Agency, Mobility and Sociocultural Change (Policy Report Series 3)
    Volume/Issue No. 3/1/2015
    Publication Date 2015
    Place of Publication Barcelona
    Publisher UNU-GCM
    Pages 18
    Language EN
    Abstract

    This report will examine the practices of female migrants who campaign for the recognition of their fundamental labour and human rights as domestic workers and who seek empowerment in their migrant journeys. This is important in the light of recent debates at the international level that ‘domestic work is work’. It will focus on examples from the Asian region, which has one of the largest numbers of migrant domestic workers yet which is lagging in providing them legal protections and decent working conditions. The examples demonstrate the varied and creative means that civil society activists and migrant domestic workers use to exercise their agency and to advocate for decent work and social equality. These cases can demonstrate to policy makers what matters for female migrants who frequently work under exploitative and abusive conditions and whose voices are often marginalized.

    Keyword Migration
    Copyright Holder UNU-GCM
    Copyright Year 2015
    Copyright type Fair use permitted
    ISSN 24122173
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