domestic workers

Culture

Inside the Dubious Schools Training Filipina Women for Domestic Work Overseas

For working-class women in the Philippines, becoming a live-in domestic employee abroad is a chance to provide for themselves and their families. But they often face exploitation and debt from training centers, employment agencies, and the employers...
Justin Heifetz​​
1.6.19
#metoo

Has #MeToo Ignored The Most Vulnerable Demographic in India?

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.
Pallavi Pundir
11.2.18
Social Media

Indonesian Migrant Workers are Using YouTube to Challenge Negative Stereotypes

"These vlogs are our resistance. We’re trying to show that we’re not like people think we are."
Arzia Tivany Wargadiredja
7.9.18
jobs

Domestic Workers Are Using WhatsApp to Organize and Escape Abuse

The hugely popular messaging service provides an unlikely lifeline for migrant women working as live-in maids and nannies.
Laura Secorun
5.7.18
Views My Own

My Family Didn’t Have Slaves, But We Had Servants

Growing up in Pakistan before moving to Canada as a teen, I now feel terrible about how my family treated them.
Hina Husain
6.15.17
the Philippines

Modern-Day Slaves: Filipina Labor Trafficking Survivors Tell Their Own Stories

"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.
Lena Solow
5.29.17
migrant worker

Inside the Dubious Schools Training Filipina Women for Domestic Work Overseas

In the Philippines, becoming a live-in domestic employee abroad is a chance to provide for themselves and their families. But they often face exploitation and debt from training centers.
Justin Heifetz​​
4.12.17