Browse by Theme: Dignified Work

Migration is a critical, yet underexplored, dimension of the post-2015 development agenda. On 17-18 July, CARE and ODI are hosting the Women, migration and development conference. We want to know what you think on some of the key issues the conference will be debating.

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Earlier this year, I spent a few months in a village in Accham district in far-west Nepal in an effort to understand what motivates people to leave their homes and migrate to the towns and cities of India, writes Tahseen Alam from the EMPHASIS project. Documenting the lives and experiences of migrants as they made their way from Nepal to India was an eye-opening journey for me as well.

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Campaigning on workers' rights in one sector can bring important gains – but in doing so, we must not ignore the needs of vulnerable workers in other sectors

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Privately, everyone working in development talks about domestic workers' rights. Publicly, no-one does. Why not?

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CARE International and the Overseas Development Institute are organizing the international conference "Women, Migration and Development: Investing in the future". This event will highlight the need to acknowledge migration as a key factor for sustainable development and the need to better protect the human rights of migrants.

If you would like to invest in your future in the development sector, here are 5 reasons why you should send apply for an internship working on this conference:

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Today we launch our paper Making decent work a reality for domestic workers: civil society's experience of ratifying ILO Convention 189 in the Andes. Since 2010, we have been supporting domestic workers and their organisations in the Andean region to fight for their labour rights. The rights include a minimum salary, a written contract and social protection such as provisions for maternity leave.

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In 2011, the International Labour Conference voted to adopt Convention 189 which, for the first time, mandates state supported protection to ensure decent work for domestic workers. Yet to date, only 12 countries have ratified and submitted the convention.

As an organisation dedicated to helping women and girls overcome poverty and injustice, CARE International is working to ensure that more follow suit.

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