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PHOTO RELEASE: UN WOMEN CONFAB HIGHLIGHTS PH INROADS IN DOMESTIC WORKERS’
RIGHTS PROTECTION

 

 

 



 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

03 March 2011 United Nations, New York Emmeline Verzosa (center), Executive Director of the Philippine Commission on Women, points out the major inroads achieved by the Philippines in protecting the rights of domestic workers including updates on the Batas Kasambahay Act (2004) or the Magna Carta for Domestic Workers. Executive Director Verzosa was one of four speakers in the recent roundtable discussion on “Good Practices on Protections for Domestic Workers held jointly by the UN Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women (UN WOMEN), the International Labor Organization and the Government of the Philippines. The roundtable was one of several events held at the sidelines of the 55 th session of the UN Commission on the Status of Women that concludes on March 4 th. Looking on are Ms. Barbara Young (right) of the New York based National Domestic Worker Alliance, Ms. Nisha Varia, Senior Researcher of Human Rights Watch and Dr. Jean D’Cunha, Global Migration Adviser of UN WOMEN, who moderated the roundtable discussion. In her introduction of the discussion topics, Dr. D’Cunha stressed the Philippines’ “impressive repertoire of good practices” relating to the protection of domestic workers from which other countries and governments can learn. END