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National Domestic Workers Alliance Celebrates Five Years of Progress

October 10, 2012

The National Domestic Workers Alliance (NDWA) will recognize its five-year anniversary on November 14 with a gala celebration at the National Museum of Women in the Arts in Washington, DC.

Since its inception, the NDWA has expanded to include 35 local, membership-based organizations representing more than 10,000 caregivers, nannies, and other domestic workers.

In its five-year existence, the organization played a role in passing a Domestic Workers’ Bill of Rights law in New York, helped to pass the first Convention on Domestic Workers at the International Labor Organization, and brought increased national attention to the issue of domestic workers’ rights.

At the gala celebration, the NDWA will honor numerous individuals and organizations for their contributions, including actresses Viola Davis and Cicely Tyson, activists Guillermina Castellanos and Linda Oalican, and the workers’ groups Casa Latina and Domestic Workers United.

PHI is on the host committee for the gala, the theme of which is “Leading with Love.”

More information can be found at the NDWA website.

– by Matthew Ozga

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