Domestic work is seen as an increasingly important source of income for young women. However, their vulnerability is compounded by a lack of legal and social protections, with domestic work excluded from Timor Leste’s labour code.
WWCTL is getting well-deserved recognition by international bodies such as UN Women and the ILO for their lobbying of government and community to improve conditions, rights and social protections for working women in Timor Leste.
On International Domestic Workers’ Day, the Working Women’s Centre of Timor Leste launched a media campaign to promote the rights of domestic workers.
“When there is nobody else to support us, we know Union Aid Abroad – APHEDA will stand by us” – Ricar Pascoela, APHEDA People
“We are grateful to work with Union Aid Abroad – APHEDA because when there is nobody else to support us, we know APHEDA will stand by us.”
The Working Women’s Centre Timor Leste is building the collective power of women in Timor Leste through a new community outreach program that shares knowledge of workplace rights with vulnerable women workers.