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ASIA: Domestic workers rap for C189!

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by IDWFED published Jun 13, 2013 12:00 AM
Representatives from various groups presented a powerful and exciting rap to government representatives from Asia. It was a luncheon event called "Protecting Migrant Domestic Workers: Enhancing their Development Potential", organized during the Asia-Pacific Regional Preparatory Meeting for the General Assembly High-level Dialogue on International Migration and Development 2013 in Bangkok on May 29-31. Organizers of the luncheon event included the UN Women, ITUC AP, MFA, IDWN, APWLD, MMN and ILO. The rap was powerful and drew everybody's attention at the event. Let's rap for domestic workers rights, for ratification of C189! Let's learn to rap now!

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Original video: Domestic Workers Rap - Protecting Migrant Domestic Workers: Enhancing their development potential | unwomenesea

Representatives from various groups presented a powerful and exciting rap to government representatives from Asia. It was a luncheon event called "Protecting Migrant Domestic Workers: Enhancing their Development Potential", organized during the Asia-Pacific Regional Preparatory Meeting for the General Assembly High-level Dialogue on International Migration and Development 2013 in Bangkok on May 29-31.  Organizers of the luncheon event included the UN Women, ITUC AP, MFA, IDWN, APWLD, MMN and ILO.

The rap was powerful and drew everybody's attention at the event.  Let's rap for domestic workers rights, for ratification of C189!

Let's learn to rap now:

Lyrics (By Jackie Pollock, Mekong Migration Network):

In this era of human rights -- domestic workers still need to fight?

Domestic workers stand up now! -- to get our rights let's shout out loud

1.  All day long we work so hard -- but we get no thanks and we get no pay

     We get no thanks and we get no pay -- but all day long we work so hard

2.  Domestic work is very tough -- You think no? Then do it yourself

     You think no? Then do it yourself -- domestic work is very tough

3.  Other jobs have regular hours -- but domestic work is day and night

     Domestic work is night and day -- but other jobs have regulated pay

4.  Give us clear employment deals -- define our work, our hours, our pay

     Define our work, our hours, our pay -- give us clear employment deals

5.  The best way forward is clear to see -- 189 you must agree

     189 you must agree -- the best way forward is clear to see

6.  But just one state’s no good for us -- sending and receiving are a must

     Sending and receiving are a must -- but just one state's no good for us

7.  Cost of living goes up and up -- what we need is a decent wage

     What we need is a decent wage -- cost of living goes up and up

8.  So many bosses they abuse -- we must be free to change and choose

     We must be free to change and choose -- so many bosses they abuse

9.  Domestic workers rights are near -- we’ll fight till we get them, do you hear?

     We’ll fight till we get them do you hear? -- domestic workers rights are near

10. Domestic workers are workers too -- leaders, women, students…cool!

      Leaders, women, students…cool -- domestic workers are workers too

Asia Pacific wake up now, be proud of the workers who cook and clean, who care for your kids and work like a team

Asia Pacific, you must signratify C189!!

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Source: unwomenesea

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