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Si Se Puede: We Can Do It!
I.M.O.W. Global Council member Dolores Huerta sat down with the I.M.O.W. team to discuss how women's leadership is needed at every level--from individual households and workplaces to trade unions and national government--to steer a new direction for the economy. Huerta co-founded the U.S.-based United Farm Workers union with César Chávez and is currently the president of the Dolores Huerta Foundation, which specializes in community organizing...
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Human Rights and the New Economy
I.M.O.W. Global Council member Mary Robinson argues that a time of economic crisis is a perfect opportunity for improving labor conditions for workers across the world--men and women alike. Previously, Robinson worked as the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, and served as the president of Ireland...
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COMMUNITY VOICE:
The New Slavery
Domestic workers, the majority of whom are women, constitute a large portion of today's migrant worker population. The International Labour Organization (ILO), estimates nearly 19 percent of Lebanon's population is domestic workers. These workers send remittances home and contribute significantly to the national incomes of many labor-exporting countries in Africa, South and Southeast Asia...
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COMMUNITY VOICE:
Dearest Maids
Dorothea Diba's poem speaks about violence against domestic workers. She was inspired by the plight of Indonesian domestic workers in the Middle East and Asia.
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