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Uganda: The Kampala Declaration - A Call For Action On The Plight of Migrant Domestic Workers in Africa

Uganda: The Kampala Declaration - A Call For Action On The Plight of Migrant Domestic Workers in Africa

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by IDWFED published Oct 16, 2016 12:00 AM
Contributors: Namaganda Assumpta & Vicky Kanyoka
Supported by the ACV-CSC of Belgium and the IUF, the IDWF had a Training of Trainers Workshop - Testing Manual in Planning from Oct 13-16 in Kampala. 16 domestic workers participated. They were from South Africa, Mozambique, Zambia, Namibia, Uganda, Kenya, Ghana and Malawi.
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Oct 13, 2016 to Oct 16, 2016 (Universal / UTC0)
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Kampala, Uganda
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Supported by the ACV-CSC of Belgium, the IDWF had a Training of Trainers Workshop - Testing Manual in Planning from Oct 13-16 in Kampala.

16 domestic workers participated. They were from South Africa, Mozambique, Zambia, Namibia, Uganda, Kenya, Ghana and Malawi.

2016-10-13~16 Uganda: The Kampala Declaration - A Call For Action On The Plight of Migrant Domestic Workers in Africa

Mr. Martin Wandera, Director of the Ministry of Labour was at the workshop and distributed certificates to the domestic workers' leaders.

He also showed his support to the My Fair Home Campaign by making commitments to protect domestic workers' rights.

2016-10-13~16 Uganda: The Kampala Declaration - A Call For Action On The Plight of Migrant Domestic Workers in Africa

2016-10-13~16 Uganda: The Kampala Declaration - A Call For Action On The Plight of Migrant Domestic Workers in Africa

The Kampala Declaration:

The Africa Domestic Workers Network under the auspices of the International Domestic workers Federation (IDWF) Training of Trainers Workshop held from 13-16 October 2016 considered the growing struggle and challenges of precarity and exploitation faced by migrant domestic workers in Uganda. This crisis is increasingly becoming a concern in many other African countries such as South Africa, Namibia, Zambia, Ethiopia, Tanzania, Kenya and Malawi.

The situation of migrant domestic workers has been absent from mainstream employment discourse even though hundreds of domestic workers continue to be smuggled and cheated into taking up seemingly lucrative employment overseas which often turns out to be a deceptions. Many such migrant workers end up physically, financially and mentally abused; while others lose their lives or return home with illnesses.

The Africa Domestic Workers Network registers its support and solidarity to the Uganda Hotels, Food, Tourism, Supermarkets & Allied Workers Union (UHFTAWU) who are mobilizing action and calling attention on the plight of migrant domestic workers in Uganda, mostly young women. The Domestic Workers encourage enhanced dialogue with the government to ensure the protection of migrant domestic workers rights as well as the developing of targeted sensitization and awareness for Domestic Workers Recruitment Agencies, migrant domestic workers and the general public on the need to ensure decent work for migrant domestic workers. We believe that such efforts among others will assist in the transformation towards a just society where migrant domestic worker's rights are recognized and protected.

An injury to One, is an injury to ALL! Solidarity Forever!

2016-10-13~16 Uganda: The Kampala Declaration - A Call For Action On The Plight of Migrant Domestic Workers in Africa

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