Join Justice for Domestic Workers (J4DW) to celebrate their 6th anniversary and the ongoing campaign for the rights of Migrant Domestic Workers in the UK – for recognition that domestic work is work and migrant domestic workers deserve the same rights as all other workers in the UK today.
This anniversary event is not only an important opportunity to make visible the J4DW campaign, but we will also celebrate the bravery, solidarity and hard work of the group and its members. The event also launches the group's first online fundraising campaign with Indiegogo to raise the crucial funds the organisation needs to continue its vital work empowering, educating and supporting migrant domestic workers to stand up for their rights.
Celebrations will include world cuisine, discussion and arts and culture exhibits and performances throughout the afternoon. Including collaborations with Rehana Zaman, Werker Magazine, J4DW Leeds and the Leeds Animation Workshop.
Justice for Domestic Workers is a campaigning group calling for justice and rights for Britain's sixteen thousand foreign domestic workers. In April 2012 the government introduced a 'tied visa' regime which prevents domestic workers from changing employers. This has led to greatly increased economic, physical and even sexual abuse happening behind closed doors across the UK. We are calling on the government to repeal these dangerous laws and restore rights for all domestic workers in the UK.
J4DW also provides educational and community activities for domestic workers including English language lessons, drama and art classes and employment advice, and mounts rescues for domestic workers stuck with abusive employers.