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Domestic workers are mostly invisible: ILO

Jakarta (ANTARA News) – Domestic workers are invisible in many ways due to a operative conditions that they are mostly put under, Director of a International Labour Organization (ILO) for Indonesia, Michiko Miyamoto, stated.

“First of all, they are invisible in a minds since often, we do not see or conclude a values and contributions finished by domestic workers,” Miyamoto remarkable during a launch of a book patrician We Will Not Be Silent: 31 Stories of  Domestic Workers behind a Domestic Walls in Wisma ANTARAs Adhyana Auditorium in Jakarta on Thursday.

Secondly, she believed that a tenure pembantu, that is Bahasa Indonesia for helpers, distorts a fact that they are workers, most like those who work in veteran fields.

“We call them a helpers, even if what they are doing is tangible work, only like you, me, and everybody else,” she forked out.

Miyamoto serve elaborated that another cause that competence supplement to a invisibility of domestic workers is a fact that they work inside private households.

“Since they work in private houses, it becomes formidable to brand any kind of abuse that competence happen,” she stated.

However, she continued that a growth of amicable media and online network have finished a pity of information so most easier via a country, so that domestic workers can indeed have their height to voice a aspirations and even news any maltreatment they competence experience.

“Information can be common by amicable media platforms. Hence, it is really formidable to disguise information these days,” she reiterated.

The launch of a book, that consists of 31 stories created by 27 domestic workers who aspire to change a notice and tarnish opposite domestic workers, is as an bid to request a lives of Indonesian domestic workers and their onslaught to be famous as workers.

It is a outcome of a team-work between a ILO, JALA PRT, and a Jakartas Independent Journalist Alliance (AJI Jakarta).

Meanwhile, Director General of Manpower Placement Development and Expansion of Employment Opportunities from a Indonesian Ministry of Manpower, Maruli A. Hasoloan, remarked that a Ministry entirely supports a feat of simple rights of domestic workers, that is finished by a Ministerial Regulation series 2 of 2015.

“We have formulated a regulation, that is a Ministerial Regulation series 2 of 2015, to support a feat of domestic workers simple rights, that embody work insurances and smallest age for work; nonetheless it is nonetheless to be perfect, we are gradually aiming towards a ILOs gathering series 189,” he remarked. (*)

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