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By
Yola Verbruggen
Dos trabajadoras domésticas de India comparten su experiencia sobre el impacto de la COVID-19 y el aislamiento obligatorio en su trabajo y en sus vidas, las dificultades que han enfrentado y el apoyo que recibieron. Explican que, hasta el día de hoy, aunque el aislamiento obligatorio se ha ido levantando gradualmente en India, la lucha de las trabajadoras del hogar continúa.
By
Yola Verbruggen
Two domestic workers from India share their experiences about the impact of COVID-19 and the lockdown on their work and lives, the difficulties they have faced and the support they have received. They explain that, even today, as the lockdown has been gradually lifted across India, domestic workers continue to struggle. 
By
Yola Verbruggen
Worldwide, at least 67 million people are employed as domestic workers. Their work allows families living in those households to do their jobs, so domestic workers have a crucial role to play in keeping markets and economies working globally. Yet, as lockdown orders were imposed following the COVID-19 outbreak, families everywhere dismissed those workers who had been keeping their households running.
By
Yola Verbruggen
En todo el mundo, al menos 67 millones de personas están empleadas como trabajadoras del hogar. Gracias a su labor, que permite que las familias que viven en esos hogares puedan continuar a su vez con sus propios trabajos, las trabajadoras del hogar desempeñan un rol crucial en mantener los mercados y las economías en funcionamiento a nivel mundial. Sin embargo, como después del brote de la COVID-19 se impusieron órdenes de refugiarse en sus hogares, familias de todo el mundo despidieron a aquellas trabajadoras que venían manteniendo sus hogares en funcionamiento.
By
Olga Abizaid, with Federico Parra
In a webinar from WIEGO’s Workers´ Voices series, Nohra Padilla—leader of the Waste Pickers Association of Bogotá and ANR—shares with other workers the key milestones of the fight that won the waste pickers recognition as recycling public service providers. In this conversation with Federico Parra —WIEGO´s Regional Coordinator -Waste Pickers, Latin America— Nohra also speaks about the advocacy efforts to defend their role as public service providers and the challenges facing waste pickers in Colombia during the COVID-19 pandemic.