Friday, 5 March 2010

Dear Supporter

Anti-Slavery International is launching its newHome Alone: End Domestic Slavery campaign to protect the rights and dignity of millions of domestic workers around the world.Home Alone, invisible to society and unprotected by labour laws, domestic workers are some of the world's most exploited and abused workers. Many are in slavery.
Despite the positive contribution domestic workers make to many households, in countries such as the UK, US, Singapore and Saudi Arabia, women from overseas are often forbidden to leave the home, beaten and even sexually abused. And in countries such as Peru, Tanzania and the Philippines, children can be forced to work up to 16 hours a day, are fed only scraps and sleep on the floor.
If you think domestic workers deserve better, take action below:Yes I will lend my voice to domestic workers at Home Alone
Why now? In just a few months time, the International Labour Organization (ILO), which is part of the UN, will discuss creating a new convention on domestic work at its annual conference in June. This represents an historic and rare opportunity to increase legal protection for domestic workers, reduce their vulnerability to slavery and end their abuse.What can you do? You can help domestic workers around the world by calling on governments worldwide to support the adoption of a new ILO convention on domestic work.

Take action if you are in the UKTake action if you are outside the UKPlease support our campaign and lend your voice to the millions of domestic workers Home Alone!
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