For this, the program focuses on actions of political advocacy, articulation of national and global domestic workers’ organizations with international and regional organizations related to the subject, and in communication strategies of national/regional scope for employers’ sensitization and behavior change. CARE’s commitment to this population program is long-winded: we hope to positively impact the lives of 5 million domestic workers by the year 2020 and 10 million till 2030.
Equal Value, Equal Rights is a regional initiative that currently is being implemented in Colombia, Ecuador, Guatemala, Honduras and Mexico. However, CARE’s experience with domestic workers’ organizations already started on 2010 in Ecuador, Peru and Bolivia allowing our organization to systematize these experiences and learn together with domestic workers’ organizations at national and regional levels about what are the best strategies to continue advancing their rights.
1.For society and decision makers to be aware of and develop mechanisms of recognition and appreciation regarding domestic workers’ human and labor rights: through campaigns designed to question social perception about domestic work, we seek to highlight the value of domestic work in the care economy that sustains millions of lives.
2.To strengthen national and regional networks and alliances for public policy advocacy in favor of domestic workers’ human and labor rights. To motivate alliances and to connect at national, regional and global levels with a diversity of actors from civil society, governments, international organizations, social movements and the private sector so that, collectively, and in the form of broad platforms and coalitions, the agenda of domestic workers’ movement in the region is supported.
3.To increase the technical and political capacities of women domestic workers and their organizations, for internal management, articulation with other actors, advocacy and social control: supporting the domestic workers’ movement and strengthening it at national and regional levels , in such a way that we become an ally for its growth, the amplification of their voices and presence in decision-making spaces, additionally, providing technical and financial resources to facilitate the required conditions to advance their labor and human rights.