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Domestic Workers of the World Unite!: A Global Movement for Dignity and Human Rights

Jennifer N. Fish


This book chronicles the formation of the world’s first domestic worker movement, from the grassroots to global activism. It tells the story of individual women who not only struggled to gain rights in their own countries but mobilized transnationally, eventually taking their fight to the global policymaking arena. The story emerges from research the author conducted over the course of five years, often working alongside this formative global movement. It takes us to Geneva, Switzerland, site of the International Labour Organization, where the first policy protections for domestic workers were ... More

Keywords: domestic workers, informal workers, civil society, activism, organizing, transnational, migration, human rights, dignity, International Labour Organization

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2017 Print ISBN-13: 9781479848676
Published to NYU Press Scholarship Online: January 2018 DOI:10.18574/nyu/9781479848676.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Jennifer N. Fish, author
Old Dominion University