Industry sector: domestic

21 03, 2018

Majority of Indonesian domestic workers in Singapore “did not get enough to eat”, says researcher

2019-08-30T16:31:06+08:00March 21st, 2018|Articles, Facts, research, analysis|

"The majority of respondents did not get enough to eat, regularly ate a limited variety of food, and often went to bed hungry in employers’ homes," reported Charlene Mohammed in her research paper publicly available  at the University of Victoria website.  The researcher is with the university's Department of Anthropology, and conducted her study in

7 11, 2017

Domestic workers shell out money to dress up for pageants

2019-08-30T16:31:09+08:00November 7th, 2017|Media Coverage, News|

The Sunday edition of the Straits Times, 29 October 2017, featured beauty contests that attract domestic workers on their days off. It said that there are such pageants almost every week, run by about 20 private organisers. Each contest may have about 40 participants. But taking part in the contest came at a price. Jessica, 33, a

5 10, 2017

TWC2 joins two shadow reports on CEDAW

2019-08-30T16:31:30+08:00October 5th, 2017|News, Our Stand|

Transient Workers Count Too joined with 12 other NGOs in Singapore to submit a joint shadow report to the United Nations Committee on Cedaw (Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women) for the upcoming periodic review of Singapore. The joint report highlights a number of issues pertaining to foreign domestic workers

3 10, 2017

HOME and TWC2 submit joint report on the exploitation of migrant domestic workers

2019-08-30T16:31:30+08:00October 3rd, 2017|News, Our Stand, Press Releases|

The Humanitarian Organisation for Migration Economics (HOME) and Transient Workers Count Too (TWC2) have submitted a shadow report to the United Nations CEDAW (Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women) Committee. Singapore acceded to CEDAW in 1995. Countries who are party to CEDAW commit themselves to developing policies and regulatory frameworks

1 09, 2017

Research forum report, July 2017

2019-08-30T16:31:31+08:00September 1st, 2017|Articles, Facts, research, analysis, Happenings|

By Regina Ng and Emily Sugerman TWC2’s July 2017 research forum focused on the impact of migration on children in Indonesian households as well as health meanings for foreign domestic workers. Migrating out of poverty? Khoo Choon Yen’s presentation focused on understanding reasons behind children of migrant parents choosing not to continue with (higher) education,

31 08, 2017

TWC2 and HOME submit shadow report on Indonesia for CMW review

2019-08-30T16:31:31+08:00August 31st, 2017|News, Our Stand|

Transient Workers Count Too and the Humanitarian Organisation for Migration Economics (HOME) submitted a joint shadow report on Indonesia to the United Nations' Office of the High Commissioner of Human Rights (OHCHR) in early August 2017. As a signatory to the International Convention on the Protection of the Rights of All Migrant Workers and Members

31 10, 2016

The price of a job

2019-08-30T16:31:59+08:00October 31st, 2016|Articles, Facts, research, analysis, News, Our Stand|

TWC2's latest research takes a detailed look at recruitment costs borne by female domestic workers in Singapore. Based on a survey of 232 workers conducted in early 2016, the study reveals how much they paid, to whom, and how many months' of salary deductions these payments represented. It also gathered their opinions as to

16 06, 2016

TWC2 calls for better protection for domestic workers to commemorate the adoption of the ILO Domestic Workers Convention (C189).

2019-08-30T16:32:02+08:00June 16th, 2016|News, Our Stand|

16 June 2016 marks the fifth anniversary of the adoption of ILO’s Domestic Workers Convention (C189) which sets international standards of decent work for domestic workers. The C189 is currently in force in 21 countries[1] (International Labour Organization, n.d.). The adoption of C189 is significant because it ensures that the same basic labour rights that