Migrant Forum in Asia and Christian Aid, along with our many campaign supporters from around the world, are excited to celebrate May Day with the soft launch of a new social media campaign – #OurHands. This campaign will engage domestic workers around the world in learning about and advocating for their rights.
Every year on May 1st, workers around the world celebrate the history of the labour movement and mobilize to call on governments to protect and promote the rights of all workers everywhere. Domestic workers have long been a part of this struggle.
#OurHands refers to the power of domestic workers and acknowledges that the struggle for their rights to be properly recognized and upheld is a collective responsibility. Join the #OurHands campaign as an expression of solidarity for domestic workers everywhere!
The official launch of the campaign will be June 16th – International Domestic Workers’ Day. It was on June 16th 2011 that ILO Convention 189 was adopted, enshrining labour rights for domestic workers in international law, and affirming that domestic work is work and that domestic workers are workers.