BENEFITING: DAMAYAN MIGRANT WORKERS ASSOCIATION
ORGANIZER: DAMAYAN MIGRANT WORKERS ASSOCIATION
People don’t often think of New York City as a place where modern-day slavery happens. But labor and human trafficking could be happening right in your neighborhood. Damayan member Jing was trafficked to the US and labored as a domestic worker in her trafficker's household in Staten Island, where she was forced to work for about less than $10 a day with no day off.
Damayan organizes and assists trafficked workers such as Jing, and all Filipino im/migrant workers to fight for their rights and hold traffickers accountable. Damayan is a grassroots, workers' organization based in New York and led by Filipino women domestic workers. Our mission is to educate, organize and mobilize low wage Filipino workers to fight for their labor, health, gender and im/migration rights; to contribute to the building of the domestic workers movement for fair labor standards, dignity and justice; and to build workers’ power and solidarity towards economic and social justice. Read more about Jing and Damayan's anti-trafficking work here and visit our website.
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