The Plight of Indonesia’s Vulnerable Domestic Workers

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.

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