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International Domestic Workers Day – Rise Dance Disrupt

United Kingdom > London > Old Palace Yard SW1A 0AA > 2016-06-19 > 02:00 pm

About The Event

One Billion Rising UK and J4DW are celebrating International Domestic Workers Day outside Parliament in Old Palace Yard. This will be a gathering of friends, artists and activists. We will not be silenced – we rise above challenges and find strength in solidarity. Join us for some dancing – music – speeches and let your voice be heard. No to slavery and no to violence.

About The Organization

One Billion Rising UK and Justice 4 Domestic Workers Union

Justice 4 Domestic Workers:
Justice 4 Domestic Workers is a campaigning group calling for justice and rights for Britain's sixteen thousand foreign domestic workers. In April 2012 - the government introduced a "tied visa" regime which prevents domestic workers from changing employers. This has led to greatly increased economic, physical and even sexual abuse happening behind closed doors across the UK. We are calling on the government to repeal these dangerous laws and restore rights for all domestic workers in the UK.

One Billion Rising:
One Billion Rising is the biggest mass action to end violence against women in human history. The campaign, launched on Valentine’s Day 2012, began as a call to action based on the staggering statistic that 1 in 3 women on the planet will be beaten or raped during her lifetime. With the world population at 7 billion, this adds up to more than ONE BILLION WOMEN AND GIRLS.

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