THEME: Women’s Leadership and Development
TITLE: Sacudir la indiferencia: Nuestras realidades como trabajadoras del servicio domestic
PUBLISHED BY: Escuela Nacional Sindical (ENS), Colombia
WHO IS THIS FOR? This booklet can be used by worker educators, union members and leaders, and community activists who are particularly focused on gender and domestic work, and informal work.
In Colombia there is job insecurity and discrimination against women in the world of work, especially in domestic work. This booklet looks at the realities and challenges that face domestic workers in Colombia, and what can be done to improve the situation. It includes sections on pay, labour laws, sexual harassment and violence in the workplace, and maternity leave. It also looks at how new policies need to be introduced to provide access to justice and protection against all forms of discrimination and violence. It includes case studies from Urabá, Cartagena and four of its rural communities, and Medellín.