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solidarity works # 2 Migrant Domestic and Care Worker Organizing – an International Workshop
22. Mai 2017 –
In many places in the world, migrant domestic workers carry out reproductive tasks such as care for the elderly and children and cleaning, cooking, and gardening. Global inequalities, sometimes rooted in colonial histories, enables employers to hire migrants to carry out household tasks they do not want to or cannot do. The workshop feature presentations on the organizing of migrant domestic workers, difficulties, but also successful instances of organizing.
Fish Ip, Regional Coordinator of the International Domestic Worker Federation, which successfully campaigned for the adoption of a Convention for Domestic Worker Rights with the ILO. She will present on her almost 20 years of organizing
experience in Hong Kong and on the international level. Sarah Schilliger (Institute for Migration Research and Intercultural Studies) as well as Katharina Schilling (University of Mannheim) will present their research results on organizing of domestic and care workers in Germany and Switzerland.
Organisiert vom Fachgebiet Migration und Gesellschaft am Institut für Migrationsforschung und Interkulturelle Studien (IMIS) der Universität Osnabrück.