What are we going to do?
To visualize and defend the rights of domestic workers in Mexico and in their states.
Why does it matter?
It matters because our rights are not fully recognized in Mexico. It matters because Mexico is the country with the lowest formalization rate in Latin America. It matters because we must organize ourselves to act collectively and demand the labor rights that are recognized for any worker. It matters because 95 of every 100 people who work at home on a paid basis are women. It matters because 1 out of every 10 economically active women in the region is a domestic worker. It matters because we want to end the inequality that starts at home, because we want to stop being discriminated against, because our work is recognized as any other, because we want to access basic health services, maternity or day care for our children. It matters because we want to be able to buy a house for ourselves or for our relatives. It matters because we want to save for retirement. It matters because we are people, because we work and because we have rights.
Day-to-day domestic workers contribute to cleaning, preparing food, caring for girls, boys, seniors and pets of the families for whom we work. Our attention, knowledge, dedication and daily effort contribute to the well-being and health of millions of homes in Mexico. However, our work is little valued and our rights remain invisible, which is aggravated by not having contracts. This leads us to live in very precarious conditions: without access to legal provisions such as social security, day care, paid vacations, bonuses. In addition, many of us live a discrimination and violence within our work environment, from mistreatment, harassment, separation of food or restriction to use certain spaces. When domestic workers do not know their rights or do not know how to defend them, it is easier to reproduce and normalize situations of abuse or exploitation.
What we will achieve?
- Defend the rights of thousands of domestic workers;
- Train thousands of workers a year about their rights, according to the financial capacity of the organization;
- Develop job skills to improve their quality of life and professional development
- Build community to achieve, collectively, decent work in our countries.
How much can you donate and how your donation will be applied ?
You can donate from:
- $10 USD / $200 MXN
- $25 USD / $500 MXN
- $50 USD / $1,000 MXN
- $100 USD / $2,000 MXN
- $250 USD / $5,000 MXN
- $500 USD / $10,000 MXN
Your donations will be integrated into a fund for four major themes:
- Legal defense of domestic workers
- Training on the demand of rights
- Development of labor competencies through the school of CACEH
- Community construction
Center for Support and Training for Domestic Workers (CACEH) is an organization composed of and for domestic workers that emerged in 2000. With our experience we built spaces for coexistence, personal development and teaching-learning for domestic workers, from the defense and promotion of our human and labor rights.
What else can you do besides donate?
Take responsibility, inform yourself, share:
You can be a responsible employer now. Learn about our rights and start transforming your home with good practices. If you are not an employer, help us to inform others about the rights that all domestic workers have. We need more people to spread the word and make custom to talk about our rights.
“With your help, thousands of domestic workers will be able to improve their quality of life and access decent work.”
*We thank Nosotrxs.org for all the support and accompaniment to contact HIPGive and create this campaign that will help thousands and perhaps millions of domestic workers in Mexico
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