A new website for Dignified Work for Domestic Workers

Congrats to Cohort 1 Team, Dignified Work for Domestic Workers, on the launch of their new website and resource platform!  http://igualvalorigualesderechos.org

You can find a resources section which includes recent studies, videos, photographs, info graphs for you to download, share and disseminate as you please and our Blog: Currently most entries are in Spanish. Do expect some to be in English soon!

The program Equal Value, Equal Rights, is CARE’s impact multiplication strategy in Latin America, which seeks to advance the rights of millions of domestic workers in the region. For this, the program focuses on actions of political advocacy, articulation of national and global domestic workers’ organizations with international and regional organizations related to the subject, and in communication strategies of national/regional scope for employers’ sensitization and behavior change. CARE’s commitment to this population program is long-winded: we hope to positively impact the lives of 5 million domestic workers by the year 2020 and 10 million till 2030.

Equal Value, Equal Rights is a regional initiative that currently is being implemented in Colombia, Ecuador, Guatemala, Honduras and Mexico. However, CARE’s experience with domestic workers’ organizations already started on 2010 in Ecuador, Peru and Bolivia allowing our organization to systematize these experiences and learn together with domestic workers’ organizations at national and regional levels about what are the best strategies to continue advancing their rights.

Is this happening in your house?

The Dignified Work for Domestic Workers team has been working through social movements to improve conditions for domestic workers across Latin America. This week, to recognize the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, they’re sharing they video, “Is this happening in your house? And our petition to end violence and harassment in the workplace. We currently have over 13,000 signatures and hope this number grows throughout our 16 days against violence campaign (#TrabajoSinViolencia).


Chat! Talks with the Lenny Letter

CARE Innovator-in-Residence, Elana Berkowitz, recently interviewed the Chat! team (Cohort 1) in the Lenny Letter! The Lenny Letter is a popular online Feminist newsletter created to give young, female voices a place to write about and discuss their issues.

“The early results have been remarkable. So far, Chat! has reached 15,000 workers at factories serving big Western brands like Levi’s and Marks & Spencer. Rates of modern contraception use among sexually active factory workers have doubled, reaching nearly 50 percent. Unwanted pregnancies have declined, and women in the program report that their confidence in discussing contraception with their partners — and even in refusing sex altogether — has tripled”

Catch up with the Chat! team here: The App Teaching Cambodian Garment Workers About Their Sexual Health:   How Chat! is making contraception and STD information into a game and helping women at the same time.

Learning, teaching and having fun doing it!