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Voice of Domestic Workers: Strategies of Resistance

Sun 18 February 2018

Join us for a discussion meeting and practical workshop lead by Marissa Begonia, domestic worker, mother of three and coordinator of Voice of Domestic Workers - a self led education and campaign group calling for the rights of multi national migrant workers who work in private households. In this session Marissa will address the urgent issues the group have organised around supporting migrant domestic workers to stand together and voice opposition to discrimination, inequality and all forms of abuse. In this session we will also look at strategies of resistance through practical exercises.

This session is open to domestic workers based in or around Glasgow. Within the context of this discussion, domestic work is considered as any form of paid or unpaid labour within a domestic environment, often taking place in another person's private residence or other public or private space. Domestic workers could be considered but not limited to, housekeeping, care work, cleaning or administrative work in a public or private home or other building.

The objects of The Voice of Domestic Workers are:

The prevention and relief of poverty among migrant domestic workers and their dependants living (temporarily or permanently) in the UK by providing or assisting in the provision of education, training, healthcare and legal advice.

To preserve and protect the physical and mental health of migrant domestic workers and their dependants living (temporarily or permanently) in the UK.

The Voice of Domestic Workers is an education and campaigning group calling for justice and rights for Britain's sixteen thousand migrant domestic workers. We provide educational and community activities for domestic workers - including English language lessons, drama and art classes, and employment advice, and mount rescues for domestic workers stuck with abusive employers. Their work seeks to end discrimination and protect migrant domestic workers living in the UK by providing or assisting in the provision of education, training, healthcare and legal advice

For full details of the kinds of work and discussions facilitated by Voice of Domestic Workers, visit thevoiceofdomesticworkers.com.

Travel support can be provided for anyone who would otherwise not be able to attend. Contact ainslie@cca-glasgow.com or 0141 353 4900 if you have any questions and if we can do anything to make your attendance easier.

Tea, coffee and lunch with be provided. If you require childcare it can be arranged with 5 days prior notice.