On June 16th, domestic workers and their supporters around the world will unite in celebration of International Domestic Workers Day. Every year on this day, we celebrate the adoption of ILO Convention #189 – The Domestic Workers Convention, which enshrines labor rights for domestic workers in international law. This was a major victory for domestic workers everywhere!

In light of the international domestic workers day, marked on June 16th, Kav LaOved held a “Know Your Rights” workers rights workshop and issued a new handbook for migrant caregivers. 

June 16th, 2015 will also mark the official launch of the #OurHands social media campaign, in which Kav LaOved is participating. We invite all domestic workers, and all who stand in solidarity with domestic workers, to use Facebook, Twitter, and any other social media platform to share messages and images in solidarity with domestic workers!

For more info go to the campaign website at dwrights.org or to the #ourhands facebook page. To read the Know Your Rights handbook for caregivers click here.