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“I am not your slave”: domestic workers still denied weekly rest days

23 October

Sally, a migrant domestic worker (MDW) from the Philippines, accepted a contract without any rest days because her agent told her that if she rejected the offer she might not get another one. Sally stayed with her employer for almost two years, working from 5:30am to 10pm every day. She wasn’t allowed to rest during […]

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No privacy, no space: domestic workers endure poor living conditions

14 October

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Domestic Workers Lack Adequate Food and Nutrition

7 October

When Yanti started working for a Singaporean family, she never thought she would have to deal with not having enough food to eat. For migrant domestic workers (MDWs) like her, Singapore represents wealth and prosperity. “I didn’t expect I would have to depend on my next-door neighbour to feed me,” she said. Yanti survived on […]

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Reflections from Geneva

29 August

In March 2017, HOME and TWC2 submitted a joint report for the 26th session of the United Nation’s Committee on Migrant Workers (CMW)where the Bangladeshi...

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The Cry of the Hidden

29 August

Every Sunday for six weeks, we shadowed Robina Navato, a 44-year-old Filipino domestic worker who has been volunteering for three years...

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