American Solidarity Center sponsored the first regional forum for migration and domestic work that was held on August 28-29 in Buenos Aires, the capital city of Argentina.
The regional conference took pace in compliance with the two resolutions in support of migrants approved during the 2nd Congress of the International Domestic Workers’ Federation, according to IDWF facebook Post.
The two-day regional forum was organized by the IDWF and the Solidarity Center which brought 24 organizations affiliated to the IDWF in the region together, with 33 leaders from 17 countries.
One of the objectives of the forum was to develop a common understanding of the new migration dynamics and how they have been shaping the domestic work in the region, said the Facebook post.
When asked, Bangladesh National Domestic Workers Union general secretary Murshida Akter Nahar told Migration News that they were planning to hold a national congress of the domestic workers in Bangladesh in October or November next.
The main focus of their congress would be to press the government to ratify ILO convention 189 as soon as possible to ensure rights of the country’s domestic workers.
‘We want that the government will formulate a new law for the domestic workers,’ she said, adding that there were about three million domestic workers working in Bangladesh.