ISBN 9789970027002
Pages 160
Dimensions 216 x 140 mm
Published 2007
Publisher Fountain Publishers, Uganda
Format Paperback

Adult Domestic Workers in Uganda

An Analysis of Human Rights and Social Injustice

by Platform for Labour Action

Adult Domestic Workers in Uganda: An Analysis of Human Rights and Social Injustice looks at adult domestic work within the framework of human rights and social injustice. It highlights the marginalisation of domestic workers in human rights covenants and other legal instruments, and examines the various ways in which the human rights of most of these workers are infringed. The situation of domestic workers is not widely discussed. Even less do people consider that the circumstances under which most domestic workers perform their tasks, which are crucial to the stability of many urban households, epitomise a blatant breach of human rights in addition to constituting cases of gross social injustice. The findings of this study can be generalised to domestic work throughout Uganda, and obviously many other African countries, since the case studies are a microcosm of what takes place in many households across the continent. The book strongly recommends regularising as well as improving the terms and conditions of service of domestic workers, with a view to ensuring respect for their human rights and attainment of social justice.

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About the Author

Platform for Labour Action

Platform for Labour Action (PLA), is an NGO that promotes the rights of marginalised workers and has been working with domestic workers since 2002.

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