This session gives a comparative overview of domestic workers' organizing around the world and provides case studies on Italy and Czech Republic. It also showcases the methodology and results from a study realized in the Netherlands and South Africa on the social security needs of domestic workers, in which domestic workers themselves were empowered as part of the research team.
C. Hobden and H. Schwenken: "Session on domestic worker organizing models and strategies: a comparative study”
R. Maioni and R. Sarti: “Drawing power from past struggles: the case of Italy”
L.M. Heimeshoff: “Historical Legacies: Post-communism, trade unions and organizing domestic workers in the Czech Republic”
J.N. Fish: “We want to be the protagonists of our own stories: Domestic Workers as Researchers"