Domestic workers talk about their lives

The International Domestic Workers’ Network (IDWN) was formed in 2006 to work for rights and protections for those who clean homes, care for the sick and look after the elderly and the young in homes around the globe. In 2011, this international coalition of domestic workers’ groups helped pass the first-ever International Labor Organization Convention on Decent Work for Domestic Workers which has since been ratified by 11 countries. The AFL-CIO presented its 2013 George Meany–Lane Kirkland Human Rights Award to the IDWN at the 2013 AFL-CIO Convention, the first time a delegation of domestic workers had ever been invited to participate in the annual convention.


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