People vs Inequality Podcast / Episode 1: Domestic workers organizing for a caring economy

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Did you know domestic workers, most of them women and many migrants, were among the hardest hit by the Covid-19 crisis? The lack of protection and people ignoring their plight meant they lost more jobs and work hours than any other sector. But they are organizing and standing up for their rights and a caring economy - something that could benefit all of us. 

How to push for structural change when you are struggling to survive? What can others do and what can we learn from that as we take on inequality?  We explore this and more insightful questions in our very first podcast with global change maker Elizabeth Tang. She is the General Secretary of the International Domestic Workers Federation (IDWF) which is one of the few international trade unions led by women with 80 affiliates in 63 countries representing over 580,000 domestic workers globally.

This episode is part of the first series on Women’s Economic Justice: Can we make Covid-19 the game changer we so desperately need?

To find out more about IDWF see below;

IDWF Annual Report 2020 - United, Strong & Growing — English (idwfed.org)
Ten Years Since Winning C189: Domestic Workers Become an Unstoppable Movement — English (idwfed.org)

If you would want to donate, please go to:  Support Domestic Workers! Support IDWF! — English (idwfed.org)


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