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#1/ On Aug 28 and 29, the first regional forum for migration and #domesticwork in compliance with the two resolutions in support of migrants approved during the IDWF 2nd Congress was held in Buenos Aires, #Argentina.

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#2/ It was organized by the IDWF and the Solidarity Center which brought 24 organizations affiliated to the IDWF in the region together, with 33 leaders from 17 countries.

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#3/ One of the objectives of the forum was to develop a common understanding of the new migration dynamics and how they have been shaping the domestic work in the region.

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Absolutely, Anuradha! We had quite the discussion the other day. Introspecting as employers is probably the first but significant step towards bringing recognition & rights in the space of #domesticworkersinindia (1/n)
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In the traditional breadwinner & caregiver roles, men made money & women tended to home. As women stepped out to work & with affordability, the caregiving tasks were outsourced. Our disrespect for domestic work continued. We didn't value it earlier, we don't value it now (2/n)
Our collective disrespect for domestic work, which comes out in our introduction of homemakers ("she doesn't work"), makes us apathetic to this work. India does not recognise #domesticwork as work yet. (3/n)
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These were “work or fight” laws originally issued during World War I to require able bodied men to either serve in the military or find civilian jobs. In the South, there was already a long tradition of coercing black labor through vagrancy laws. Black men were disproportionately
arrested under “work or fight”. But the white South originated something wholly unintended in the law by targeting black WOMEN. A military conscription was used as a pretext to force them to work as domestics in white homes, at precisely the time other jobs were opening up
for them in the war industry. Maintaining white domesticity was considered too important to sacrifice and thus was treated like a war aim. White women were not expected to perform their own cleaning, cooking, washing because that was consigned to black women.
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