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Archive: June 2014

Harrison Ellis - Podcast 1: The Voices of International Domestic Workers Day

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On the 14th of June, NDWM Tamil Nadu joined over 500 domestic workers to celebrate International Domestic Workers Day at Loyal College in Chennai. During the first half of the day, presentations were given by keynote speakers such as MLAs, trade unionists, and domestic workers’ leaders. Domestic workers recounted stories of  empowerment and organization in the midst of overwork and exploitation.

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Sean Grisdale - Blog Post 1: Wasshoi! My First Japanese Festival

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I woke up at nine am to the sound of megaphones, not an uncommon occurrence here in Japan considering their frequent and enthusiastic usage by paramedics, police, and van-driving protesters, but this time was different. Today was surely festive because answering the chanting beat of the megaphones were the a capella responses of numerous crowds, amidst the ambient backdrop of city traffic and an energetic festival murmur.

Harrison Ellis - Blog 1: Safety Tips: Connecting Advocacy from Manila to Chennai

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This is my second time participating in an international placement, the first being a six-month internship in Manila, Philippines with Migrant Forum in Asia (MFA) secretariat. I am now completing an internship in Chennai, India for four months with the National Domestic Workers Movement (NDWM).