- Indonesia: 2DW Thumb Rally - Our Thumb for Decent Work for Domestic Workers
- Domestic workers in Indonesia continue conducting the Rally with the Decent Work for Domestic Workers (2DW) Thumb Rally starting from 1 April 2015. Please tag your Thumb with Decent Work Message in Social Media (Facebook, Twitter, etc.) and invite your friends to join the rally. Share this to all of your friends: This is my thumb for decent work for domestic workers, where is your thumb?
Apr 05, 2015
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Domestic workers in Indonesia continue conducting the Rally with the Decent Work for Domestic Workers (2DW) Thumb Rally starting from 1 April 2015.
A message from JALA PRT:
Calling Solidarity for Decent Work for Indonesia Domestic Workers
Urge the Indonesian Parliament and Government:
To Establish a National Law for the Protection of Domestic Workers, to Ratify the ILO Convention 189 and R201 Now
JALA PRT recorded that in 2014 at least 408 cases of violence against domestic workers in many cities: Medan, Gerater Jakarta, Surabaya, and many other. Not long ago, we even shocked by the torture and murder cases of domestic workers in the field with the number of victims is not small. Later, appeared again in Depok violence against a Domestic Workers aged 60 years.
The cases above are just a small fraction of cases of violence and rights violations that occurred Domestic Workers. Not only in Indonesia, violence against Domestic Workers also occur against migrant domestic workers abroad. Nirmala Bonat, Sumiati, Erwiana are three of the many cases of violence against migrant domestic workers. Millions of Indonesian domestic workers who are under exploitation and abuses locally and abroad.
Indonesia is a country with one of the largest number of domestic workers in all Asia. This includes 10 million local domestic workers in Indonesia and 6 million migrant domestic workers abroad. Their work has been an integral part of thriving economies in the world. Every day, they work around the clock to send billions of remittance home. Yet, until now, Indonesian domestic workers remain the most exploited, by the malpractice of employment agencies, bad employers and discriminatory policies and society.
We urge the parliament and government of Indonesia to establish a national law to protect millions of domestic workers and ratify The ILO Convention 189 and R 201, cooperate with destination countries to ensure the protection of migrant domestic workers.
JALA PRT has submitted the Draft of Domestic Workers Law since 2004 to Parliament and Government. But until now 2015, it means 11 years, 3 times of the parliament and government has not had good willingness to deliberate and to pass it. Same situation on ILO Convention 189 and R 201. The Indonesia President - at 100 Session of ILC 14 June 2011 - has promised will support and make the convention as reference law of National Domestic Workers Law and Amendment of Migrant Workers Law.
The situation become worse because the Parliament removed the Draft of Domestic Workers National Law from the priorities list of the national legislation in the beginning of 2015. The Government refuses also to submit it. Even the Government announces discriminatory plan with Roadmap Termination of Migrant domestic workers.
Responding the Parliament and the Government , JALA PRT protest with Hunger Strike Rally be held from March 7, 2015. Now the Rally has more than 1517 supporters from various background: local and migrant domestic workers, workers, farmers, teachers, lecturers, researchers, journalists, students, home based workers, from various regions in Indonesia and many countries: Malaysia, Singapore, Hong Kong, Netherlands, USA, Belgia, UK, etc.
24 March 2015, through action to Parliament we met the Commission 9 Parliament and pressed the to put back the Draft of Domestic Workers National to be 2015 Priorities List of National Legislation. The Parliament promised will follow up to put back as priorities and also deliberate the Law and ratify the C189.
Now, we continue conducting the Rally with the Decent Work for Domestic Workers (2DW) Thumb Rally we launch 1st April 2015. We call solidarity action to IDWF, ITUC and the affiliation to mobilize supporting with join the 2DW Thumb Rally.
Sisters and brothers can take Rally with tagging picture with the DW message thumb in social media: facebook, twitter, then share and invite the others to join the Rally with same action. Sisters and brothers can take one or more the 2DW message thumb we put in IDWFed facebook. Download all the photos HERE.
The demands of our Rally are:
- We urge the Parliament and Government of Indonesia to immediately take further step to deliberate and pass Domestic Workers National Law;
- We urge the Parliament and Government of Indonesia to immediately take further steps to ratify and integrate the stipulations of the convention C189 and R201 in the national law.
Jakarta, 1st April 2015
JALA PRT (Jaringan Nasional Advokasi Pekerja Rumah Tangga): Atma Solo, APAB, Asa Puan Pontianak, Air Hidup Flores, FSPSI Reformasi, Institut Perempuan Bandung,ICM, Koalisi Perempuan Indonesia, Kapal Perempuan, SA KPPD Surabaya, KOHATI PB HMI, Kongres Operata Yogyakarta, LA Perempuan Damar Lampung, LARD Mataram, LBHP2I Makassar, LBH APIK, LBH Jakarta, LBH Bali, Mitra ImaDei, Migrant Care, Ngadek Sodek Parjuga Madura, PBHI Jakarta, OWA Palembang, Paperta, Perisai Semarang, Serikat PRT Merdeka Semarang, Perempuan Khatulistiwa, Fatayat NU, Rifka Annisa, RUMPUN Tjoet Njak Dien, RUMPUN Gema Perempuan, Sahabat Perempuan, SPEKHAM Solo, Serikat PRT Tunas Mulia, SAPULIDI, SAHDAR Medan, SPRT Sumut, Sekolah Perempuan Ciliwung, SP Kinasih, Surabaya Child Crisis Center, SUER Samarinda, TURC, Kalyanamitra, Solidaritas Perempuan, JPPRT DIY (Jaringan Perlindungan Pekerja Rumah Tangga DIY); KAPPRTBM (Komite Aksi Perlindungan PRT & BM: KSPI, KSBSI, KSPSI, JBM); UPC – JERAMI – JRMK; KAP (KOMITE AKSI PEREMPUAN); Jaringan Indonesia Beragam Institut KAPAL Perempuan: (Institut KAPAL Perempuan, KPS2K Surabaya, PBT Padang, YKPM Makassar, LPSDM NTB, YAO Kupang); FBLP, MARSINAH FM, PEREMPUAN MAHARDIKA, PELANGI MAHARDIKA; JBMI (Jaringan Buruh Migran Indonesia); IMWU NETHERLANDS, AJI, SBMI, JARAK, Migrant Institute, IWE, Komunitas Tanah Baru.
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PRT adalah PEKERJA Rumah Tangga
Berhak atas Hak-Haknya sbg Pekerja dan Situasi Kerja Layak
Domestic Work = Work
Domestic Workers = Workers
Domestic Workers Rights = Workers Rights = Human Rights
UNDANG-UNDANG PERLINDUNGAN PRT & RATIFIKASI KONVENSI ILO 189 KERJA LAYAK PRT