“A Little Bit of Liberation”

Jennifer N. Fish

in Domestic Workers of the World Unite!

Published by NYU Press

Published in print July 2017 | ISBN: 9781479848676
Published online January 2018 | e-ISBN: 9781479827442
“A Little Bit of Liberation”

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This chapter discusses the impact and outcomes of global domestic worker activism, with a focus on the larger meaning and implications of this global worker movement. It closes the book with an assessment of the application of human rights policies in the everyday lives of women workers, namely migrant domestic workers. An examination of state relations to domestic work illustrates the importance of international policy ratification as the critical component of positive change “on the ground.” The chapter looks ahead to domestic worker organization following the ILO policy discussions, and discusses the potential shifts in the landscape of domestic work amid efforts to improve the conditions of informal workers, migrants, and domestic workers across the globe.

Keywords: ratification; movement; state relations; implementation; policy; practice

Chapter.  10488 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Social Movements and Social Change

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