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CDI conducts awareness programme for domestic workers’ rights

By EMN Updated: Nov 25, 2023 9:55 pm
 Sr. KS Rincy and others during the awareness programme in Kohima on November 25.

DIMAPUR — The Ferrando Domestic Workers Alliance (FDWA), Centre for Development Initiatives (CDI), Kohima branch, conducted an awareness programme on November 25 focused on networking with local bodies to raise awareness about the rights and well-being of domestic workers in Nagaland.

According to a press release, the event was held at Lotha Hoho Ki at Kezieke Colony, Kohima, and the participants included representatives from Angami Students’ Union, All Nagaland College Students’ Union, Kohima Khiamniungan Students’ Union, Kohima Ao Students’ Union, and Kohima Rengma Students’ Union.

Members of the Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP) and domestic workers also attended the programme, according to a press release.

Sr. KS Rincy, city coordinator for the CDI, in her speech, outlined the organisation’s mission to empower, advocate for, and support domestic workers.

She highlighted the progress made in enhancing the lives of these workers and discussed the organisation’s efforts in promoting awareness of domestic workers’ rights and dignity, campaigning for fair wages, safe working environments, and access to education and healthcare.

She emphasised the importance of training and skill development programmes imparted by CDI, which have equipped domestic workers with various skills like candle making, pickle making, paper bag and mask making, detergent making, household management, kitchen garden management, and tailoring.

The organisation has also worked diligently to reduce the social stigma associated with domestic work, she said.

During the programme, two domestic workers, Velelou and Belong, shared their experiences with different employers. They spoke about the varied perceptions they encountered, ranging from being seen as menial and unskilled to being valued and respected for their hard work and dedication.

The main goal of the programme was to enhance public awareness of the crucial yet often unnoticed role that domestic workers play in society.

The event, which had 18 participants, was conducted and sponsored under the New Hope Project by the CDI.

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By EMN Updated: Nov 25, 2023 9:55:31 pm
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