Tuesday, 3 May 2011

Call for organisational endorsements - Urge governments to adopt convention on domestic work!

Asia Pacific Forum on Women, Law and Development (APWLD) is seeking organisational endorsements for our campaign to urge the Indonesian and Malaysian Governments to vote for adoption of an International Law on Domestic Work.

It is time to stop the slavery-like conditions endured by domestic workers. An international agreement that recognises that domestic workers are entitled to be treated fairly as workers is essential. Last year, the International Labour Conference proposed just that. However, neither the Indonesian nor Malaysian Governments supported the proposed domestic workers convention.

Support the campaign to ask these governments to vote to adopt the Convention and Recommendation on domestic work at the International Labour Conference in June 2011


APWLD’s letter writing campaign will take our collective voices and urge the Indonesian and Malaysian governments to vote to adopt the ILOs proposed Convention and Recommendation on Domestic Work. View the full letter here.

Targets include:

Indonesia:Dr H. Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono, President of Indonesia, Dra. Sri Danti, Ministerial Secretary, Ministry for Women Empowerment and Child Protection, Drs. H. A. Muhaimin Iskandar, Minister of Manpower and Transmigration.

Malaysia: Dato Seri Najib Tun Abdul Razak, Prime Minister of Malaysia, Datuk Dr S. Subramaniam, Malaysian Human Resources Minister, B. Dato' Seri Hishammuddin Tun Hussein, The Home Ministry Of Malaysia.

You can also send your endorsement by email to the APWLD Secretariat by contacting philippa@apwld.org

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