domestic workers

rights

Domestic Workers Have Little Legal Protection. This Bill Could Change That.

Kamala Harris is proposing a "bill of rights" to protect a workforce made up almost entirely of women and women of color.
Marie Solis
7.15.19
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
5.4.18
Philippines

Duterte flies Filipinos out of Kuwait after maid's body found in a freezer

She had been "roasted like a pig.”
Tim Hume
2.14.18
sexual harassment

For Domestic Workers, Sexual Harassment Can Feel Totally Inescapable

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.
Lena Solow
12.19.17
VICE News Tonight on HBO

The people taking care of your elders aren't making a living wage

VICE News
11.19.17
Broadly

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​​
4.10.17
iwd2017

What a World Without Female Migrant Workers Would Look Like

Around the world, female migrant workers perform the bulk of domestic labor in households that are not their own—but their work is often invisible. An expert explains what would happen if these women did not exist.
Sirin Kale
3.8.17
middle east

Inside the Underground Efforts to Liberate Saudi Arabia's Domestic Workers

VICE News spoke to some of the individuals and organizations working to help abused domestic workers escape Saudi Arabia. Somalia has just announced an agreement to send 50,000 women there each year.
Sally Hayden
3.9.16
Work

Where Maids Are Treated Like Slaves

Sexual abuse, harassment and 21-hour days—for thousands of domestic workers employed in Arab states, being a maid doesn't just mean mopping the floors.
Alya Mooro
11.20.15
americas

Mexico Imagines a Union for 2.3 Million Domestic Maids — But Could It Work?

Women across Mexico work in private homes without contracts, paid leave, vacations, or protection against abuses. Less than 200 Mexicans house cleaners have signed on so far to join the new union.
Julie Morse
10.7.15
Culture

How Black Domestic Workers Organized Without 'The Help'

We talked to historian Premilla Nadasen about her new book, "Household Workers Unite," and about how white savior narratives are bullshit.
Gabby Bess
8.25.15
middle east

To Be Raped or to Become a Prostitute in Beirut

Foreign domestic workers in Beirut often have to choose between sexual abuse where they work or escaping and being swept into prostitution.
Mat Nashed
5.17.14
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