Domestic Service Workers: Increasing Identification Through Outreach

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In this 1-hour video you’ll gain insight into conducting direct and indirect outreach to individuals experiencing or at risk for labor trafficking in domestic service.

This event featured Mary Caparas, the Project Free Manager at Womankind (formerly New York Asian Women’s Center).

00:07​ – Introduction of Mary Caparas
01:57​ – Learning objectives
02:37​ – Defining domestic service work
04:58​ – Poll: Which of the following do you think can be examples of domestic work? Babysitters, janitors, home health aides, contractors, school teachers
07:03​ – Examples of domestic work
07:24​ – Involuntary servitude
08:18​ – What the National Human Trafficking Hotline Data can tell us
12:25​ – Data on industries
12:56​ – Video: History and Present Realities (Roma)
17:00​ – Risk factors and outreach challenges for domestic workers
22:55​ – Preliminary questions to ask yourself before developing outreach materials
25:50​ – Examples of outreach materials: Pros and Cons
28:40​ – Outreach recommendations: Locations
30:08​ – Creating an Ecomap
34:09​ – Outreach recommendations: Partners
36:23​ – Case Study: How Womankind connected with a workers’ rights campaign
38:57​ – Lessons learned from case study
40:53​ – Video: The Importance of Word of Mouth
43:33​ – Where are some places where you have seen domestic workers gathering where outreach could be conducted?
46:40​ – How do you reach people at-risk or who are being trafficked for domestic work in the context of COVID-19?
49:19​ – Does Womankind track the calls and e-mails it gets back to a particular material or drop location? If so, how?
50:50​ – Are there expected changes to the employment laws that were discussed that may improve working conditions for domestic workers in the near future?
53:00​ – What types of visuals are effective on outreach materials? What types should be avoided?

Topic(s): Industry Specific, Outreach
Resource Type: Event Recording
Date: March 12, 2021