Largely forgotten by international agencies, some survivors of Lebanon’s kafala system were flown home to Ethiopia last week.
India’s Urban Residents’ Welfare Associations Have Become Especially Dictatorial and Classist in the Lockdown
“After I got home to help my parents out, some 30 residents gathered outside demanding me to go back to "my home" because I'm married and now, apparently, the home I grew up in is no longer mine.”
The coronavirus pandemic has hit undocumented people, domestic workers, homeless people, sex workers, and other marginalized communities hardest.
Kamala Harris is proposing a "bill of rights" to protect a workforce made up almost entirely of women and women of color.
The domestic workers have suffered (mostly unreported) systematic abuse in Indian households. And, as author Tripti Lahiri tells VICE, the very system is built to isolate them from this cathartic movement.
"These vlogs are our resistance. We’re trying to show that we’re not like people think we are."
The hugely popular messaging service provides an unlikely lifeline for migrant women working as live-in maids and nannies.
She had been "roasted like a pig.”
Most domestic workers work alone as nannies, house cleaners, or in-home healthcare workers—leaving them particularly vulnerable to harassment, and with few options for recourse or protection.
Growing up in Pakistan before moving to Canada as a teen, I now feel terrible about how my family treated them.
"My Family's Slave," a controversial personal essay published in The Atlantic last week, brought the oft-ignored issue of domestic labor trafficking to national attention.