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Strong and United Facing up to the Pandemic - The Impact of COVID-19 on Domestic Workers in Latin America

Strong and United Facing up to the Pandemic - The Impact of COVID-19 on Domestic Workers in Latin America

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by IDWFED published Mar 02, 2021 09:52 PM
The Survey was designed in April 2020 since it was already clear for the regional IDWF team that we had to generate our own information of "hard data" to use it as empirical evidence regarding the effects of the pandemic on our sector. Also, we wanted to offer useful tools to union organizations to contribute to their organizing and advocacy actions before governments during and after the pandemic.

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  1. Domestic workers among the sectors that were most affected by the pandemic.
  2. Social inequality: Domestic workers face food insecurity, poverty or the risk to fall in poverty and suffer hunger .
  3. Domestic workers organizations have taken the lead in the protection of workers’ rights and have developed the regional
    campaign #CuidaAQuienTeCuida (#CareForThoseWhoCareForYou).
  4. Unions’ proposals to cope with situations of extreme unemployment.
  5. The conditions of informality in domestic employment leave workers without protection and make them more vulnerable
    to the pandemic.
  6. Developments and achievements of domestic workers’ organizations during the pandemic.
  7. Health and safety risks.
  8. Organizations have mobilised for a safe return to work during the pandemic.
  9. Experiences promoted by the IDWF and the ILO-ACTRAV Latin America.
  10. Post-pandemic times: Rebuilding the economy with a focus on the care economy and social and gender equality
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