IN 2015, we witnessed the ghastly experiences of thousands of Bangladeshi migrants, rescued from the death traps set by the human traffickers in the Bay of Bengal. After the rescue of thousands of trafficking victims and the discovery of corpses of ill-fated Bangladeshis and Rohingya people in Thailand and Malaysia, the issue finally drew the attention of the national and international meRead More
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Kudos to the Lahore High Court (LHC) for taking up the case pertaining to the highhandedness being meted out to domestic workers in urban areas of the country. For years, domestic workers have been among the most exploited of all workers. Numerous cases have been reported about criminal assaults by employers against their workers that occur on a regular basis. They are treated like domestRead More
The Nagaland Domestic Workers Union (NDWU) has joined the signature campaign launched by the National Domestic Workers Movement (NDWM) to lobby Parliament for legislation relating to the rights of domestic workers.
The NDWU, as on December 5, had collected over 17,000 signatures from Dimapur alone, which will be taken to Delhi.
District-level committees should be formed to protect domestic workers against harassment and exploitation. A resolution to this effect was passed at a conference organised here by the Women Development Resource Centre on Monday as part of 16 Days Activism Against Gender-based Violence to mark the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women.Read More