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Cambodia: Development and Peace is deeply concerned by the bloody repression of a workers' demonstration in Phnom Penh

Cambodia has been marked by repeated violence in recent weeks. The country is facing a serious political crisis, its social climate is deteriorating, and increasing military repression has caused the death of peaceful protesters.


Bolivia becomes the fourth state to Ratify New International Treaty on Domestic Workers

December 5, 2012
Mary Durran, Latin America Programs Officer
Most of Bolivia’s domestic workers who stand to gain from the new treaty are indigenous women.

Bolivia became the fourth state on November 20 to formally ratify the new Convention 189 of the International Labour Organization (ILO) on Decent Work for Domestic Workers. Adopted by the ILO on 16 June 2011, the passage of Convention 189 has been celebrated by workers around the world as they expect the landmark measure to change the lives of at least 100 million workers globally.

The National Federation of Domestic Workers in Bolivia is making gains in rights and dignity

October 19, 2012
Mary Durran, Latin America Programs Officer

These women have come a long way - both literally and metaphorically! Nineteen- year old Diana Garcia, member of the executive board of the National Federation of Domestic workers (FENATRAHOB), came from a life of domestic servitude that started when she was only 12 years old in Pando, one of the remotest reaches of Bolivia. Today, Diana is studying law at the University of Bolivia.