Our mandate is championing the rights of women/girls domestic workers
Dhobi Women Thematic Areas
DWN works with Permanent, Casual and migrants domestic workers in four programmatic areas.
Advocacy and policy
A key area of our work is in Policy and Advocacy on the rights of casual domestic workers this involves training our members on their human and labour rights and laws relating to their work particularly on negotiating work and pay, work termination, sexual and gender based violence as well as sexual harassment at work. DWN supports the women with knowledge on reporting procedures and how to seek redress when their rights have been violated. We also advocate for the on ratification and adoption of ILO Convention 189 on Domestic Work. Our work also focuses on the documentation, legal and labour rights of migrant workers
Social support for the dhobi women is also a key area of our work where we offer psycho-social support by organizing the dhobi women to have a social, financial and psychological support system. We also seek to ensure that the women have access to social security schemes offered by government. We are keen to set up a helpline that also serves the women through receiving reports on violations and links them with the relevant institutions through a referral system.
Trainings and Skill Development
We enable Dhobi women/girls have access to work through trainings and skills development to enable them enhance their livelihoods, manage their finances sustainably and negotiate for decent pay. Our interventions include skills enhancement in technical areas with a focus of improving their performance at work places such as use and care of electrical household appliances, catering and culinary skills, housekeeping, first aid, communication skills and entrepreneurship.
Our interventions include skills enhancement in technical areas with a focus of improving their performance at work places such as use and care of electrical household appliances, catering and culinary skills, housekeeping, first aid, communication skills and entrepreneurship
Research and Partnerships
Our final programme is on research and partnerships. DWN is keen on research and evidence to inform its programmes, projects and support to the Dhobi women as well as having partnerships that advance the objectives of DWN