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Global: Domestic workers - The 20th Justice and Peace Award Winner

Global: Domestic workers - The 20th Justice and Peace Award Winner

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by IDWFED published Mar 15, 2017 12:00 AM
Domestic workers around the world are recognized by The Bishop Tji Haksoon Justice & Peace Foundation as the 20th Justice and Peace Award Winner. The award ceremony is held in Seoul on March 14 2017. Congratulations, domestic workers!

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Watch the CPBC news' report - "Respect Domestic workers' rights"

Excerpt of Speech by Myrtle Witbooi, President of the IDWF:

"The domestic workers are not receiving the treatment as workers even though they make a big contribution to the family and society, especially migrant domestic workers are treated as modern slaves." "The message I would like to convey to you here is that I did not know that there was no labor law provision for domestic workers in Korea until I came to Korea for the first time. I did not know that the rights of domestic workers in Korea are not recognized and respected. You can be proud of the fact that you are here today, and I am proud of your achievements. But I want you to go home and think about what you can do for your domestic workers' rights after tonight."

In celebration of receiving Justice & Peace Award, meet the IDWF's history, leaders, movement:

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