In Indonesia, unclear work contracts, unlimited workloads and poor working conditions are just a few examples of issues that plague domestic workers. In a country with approximately 4 million domestic workers, is the government doing enough to safeguard their rights and well-being?

On today’s episode of Southeast Asia Dispatches, Editor in Chief Aisyah Llewellyn speaks to Lita Anggraini, the national coordinator at the National Network for Domestic Workers Advocacy (JALA PRT), and Damai Pakpahan, the country representative at Protection International. They discuss the Protection for Domestic Workers Bill in Indonesia (RUU PRT), a draft law for domestic workers’ protection that has been stuck in parliament for over a decade and share the initiatives being taken to help this vulnerable workforce.

Presenter

Aisyah Llewellyn

Aisyah Llewellyn is a British freelance writer based in Medan, Indonesia, and New Naratif's Editor in Chief. She is a former diplomat and writes primarily about Indonesian politics, culture, travel and food. Reach her at aisyah.llewellyn@newnaratif.com.
Producer

Kelly Anissa

Kelly Anissa is a journalist based in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. She is New Naratif’s Bahasa Melayu/Malaysia Editor. Previously, Kelly worked as a producer and presenter at BFM 89.9, a Malaysian radio station for current affairs. She has done work on a wide range of areas, covering environmental issues, policy and legal reforms in Malaysia, regional politics and health journalism. Outside of work, Kelly works on short films. You can reach her at kelly.anissa@newnaratif.com.

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