The movement had its origins in early eighties in Chennai. Dr. (Sr.) Jeanne the founder, focused on groups of domestic workers trying to give them a voice and listen and respond to the experiences of indignity, abuse and exploitation at the hands of their employers. In 1985, Sr. Jeanne started multiple groups in Mumbai and Chennai to organise domestic workers and child domestic workers culminating in the formation of National Domestic Workers’ Movement, which has spread over 16 States.
Since 1985, NDWM has achieved several gains for domestic workers and we are committed to continuing our work until every domestic worker is able to enjoy a life of dignity and justice with full rights as a worker.
The National Domestic Workers Movement (NDWM) has been involved with domestic workers, children in domestic work and migrant domestic workers since 1985. We make all possible efforts to legitimize both domestic work and the domestic workers at all levels – local, state, national as well as international. We work across 16 states in India.
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