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VALUING DOMESTIC WORK

VALUING DOMESTIC WORK

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by IDWFED published Oct 20, 2014 02:34 PM
This report is based on a three-year collaboration with Domestic Workers United (DWU) and the National Domestic Workers Alliance (NDWA). Together BCRW, DWU, and NDWA developed this publication in order to further knowledge about the processes by which domestic work has been devalued historically and how we can all work together to make domestic work safe, fair, and protected.

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Written by Premilla Nadasen and Tiffany Williams
Published by the Barnard Center for Research on Women

In recent years, the Barnard Center for Research on Women (BCRW) has made a concerted effort to engage with feminist struggles advancing racial, economic, social, and global justice. We have built invaluable cooperative relationships with a far-reachingnetwork of scholars, activists, and artists who contribute to the long struggle to make our world more just.

This report is based on a three-year collaboration with Domestic Workers United (DWU) and the National Domestic Workers Alliance (NDWA). BCRW was proud to host the first National Domestic Workers Alliance congress at Barnard College in 2008 and subsequently the first East Coast Regional Congress in 2009. Together BCRW, DWU, and NDWA developed this publication in order to further knowledge about the processes by which domestic work has been devalued historically and how we can all work together to make domestic work safe, fair, and protected.

Founded in 2000, Domestic Workers United (DWU) is an organization of Caribbean, Latina, Asian, and African nannies, housekeepers, and caregivers for the elderly in New York City, organizing for power, respect, and fair labor standards and building a movement to end exploitation and oppression for all.

The National Domestic Workers Alliance (NDWA) was formed at the US Social Forum in 2007. NDWA seeks to organize the over 2.5 million domestic workers in the United States for respect, recognition and fair labor standards. Through leadership development, strategic campaigns, and alliance building, NDWA helps to build a vibrant movement for social and global justice.

The Barnard Center for Research on Women
www.barnard.edu/bcrw

Domestic Workers United
www.domesticworkersunited.org

The National Domestic Workers Alliance
www.nationaldomesticworkersalliance.org

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http://bcrw.barnard.edu/publications/nfs-valuing-domestic-work/
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