Saturday, February 27, 2010

Decent Work for Domestic Workers Street Play Directed by Arvind Gaur

Decent Work for Domestic Workers
Street Play Directed by Arvind Gaur
24th feb.Delhi University ,
The play focuses on the need of decent work for domestic workers.The play opens with a song ending in a marketplace of domestic workers. It shows a contractor trying to sell various categories of domestic workers and charging extra amount to evade the verification process. The focus of the scene is the lack of any legislation covering domestic workers, which makes it easy to flout and buy any rules relating to them.Then the play highlights how the virtually nameless and faceless class of domestic workers is bereft of all minimum conditions of work stipulated by Law such as maternity benefits, sick leaves etc. It also draws attention to child labor.
Finally the play brings to light the sexual abuse of workers and how even the police generally sides with the richer and the more influential party - the employer. The play ends on a high note putting forth some startling facts relating to domestic workers and their living conditions and thus opening up various planes of discussion
street play is presented by Asmita theatre with ILO .The International Labour Organization (ILO) is devoted to advancing opportunities for women and men to obtain decent and productive work in conditions of freedom, equity, security and human dignity. Its main aims are to promote rights at work, encourage decent employment opportunities, enhance social protection and strengthen dialogue in handling work-related issues.In promoting social justice and internationally recognized human and labour rights, the organization continues to pursue its founding mission that labour peace is essential to prosperity. Today, the ILO helps advance the creation of decent jobs and the kinds of economic and working conditions that give working people and business people a stake in lasting peace, prosperity and progress

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