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Help end domestic slavery

Women and girls leave their homes every day to find jobs as domestic workers in the cities of your country.

But when they show up for their first day of work, some find out they’ve been deceived. Locked inside the homes of strangers — no contact with their families, and often beaten and sexually abused — they are caught in the nightmare of modern slavery.

For the first time ever, there’s a global standard to protect domestic workers. It’s called Convention 189.1 22 key countries have already signed on2 and momentum is growing for an international surge of support. If your country ratifies now it will be crucial to ensure other countries in the region feel compelled to take action.

Call on the Government of your country to ratify Convention 189 immediately and help end domestic slavery.

Around the world, there are at least 64.5 million domestic workers – over 15% are children. 3 Domestic work is a growing industry, worth US$8 billion in illegal profits every year. 4 If all domestic workers worked in one country, this country would be the tenth largest employer worldwide.

Domestic work is an important source of employment but the people behind these numbers are too often invisible behind the doors of private households and unprotected by national legislation. This allows for the worst types of abuse often amounting to modern slavery.

Tougher rules to protect domestic workers are long overdue. By sending a message to the Government of your country today you can help start a domino effect until all countries take action.

22 countries have already taken this step – will yours be next?

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16 Comments on "Help end domestic slavery"

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Nanci Hartland

I was in Dubai to train upper level admin assistants of Managers of 4 oil companies. I stayed in a 5-star hotel; ate my meals there. Sad Filipino wait staff said they lived in dormitories, bussed to work, locked in; passports taken, could not go home, talk to family for 3 years till debt of job was paid. I gave 1 nice boy like my son my card. 6 months later got email from Philippines; was raped by his employer, had AIDS, dying. I called Ambassador, staff checked. It’s true. He died that week.

Peter Caruso

Why is it, that almost 7 years after this document was offered into he public arena to be ratified by the international community has AUSTRALIA not yet signed??????


Um novo mundo ,uma nova consciência !!

B. Maurene White

Freeing slaves is one step. Healing the hate and greed compelling slavers is another much more complex and deep-rooted process, which cannot really be legislated,

john mascarenhas

we still have barbarians in this world who treat fellow humans as slaves. money does not equal to morality. all these barbarians show of wealth equals to S..T!

Call on your country to ratify C189 to help end domestic slavery

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Dear Labor Minister,

I believe domestic workers should enjoy the same protections as other workers and no longer be the invisible labour behind the doors of private households and unprotected by national legislation. This allows for the worst types of abuse often amounting to modern slavery.

I call on my Government to take a stand for domestic workers and ratify the Domestic Workers Convention 189 immediately.

Yours sincerely,

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