We are the women who care for this country. We are Black, we are women of color, we are immigrants. Behind closed doors we face harassment and abuse.
Today, we stand with farmworkers and women in Hollywood to say: #TIMESUP on abuse and harassment. #TIMESUP on exploitation. #TIMESUP on silence.
This is our time.
January was Human Trafficking Awareness month. Learn about the realities of domestic worker trafficking in our Beyond Survival report.
On Tuesday, January 30, thousands of women gathered in Washington, D.C. for the State of Our Union. Together we shared stories and a vision to tip the imbalance of power toward justice.
Over 2 million women care for our nation's homes and families. Many of them are immigrant women and women of color.
The work supports millions of people — And yet is some of the most invisible in our economy. Nannies, housekeepers, and home healthcare workers have historically been excluded from basic labor protections. Without these protections, many workers tolerate low or no pay and abusive situations.
We organize to achieve the dignity, respect and professionalism our work deserves!
We're celebrating ten years of...
we’ve grown from 12 affiliate organizations in 6 cities to over 60 affiliates in more than 30 cities, and a new national membership association with training and benefits
Winning policy change
8 states have passed domestic workers’ rights legislation. And our federal rule change brought 2 million home care workers under equal protection of law
creating strategies, products and partnerships for dignified jobs and dignified care to shape the future of work
elevating the voices of domestic workers, Black workers, immigrants, women and women of color, to shape the future of our democracy and economy
States where we've won victories for Domestic Workers
Our Board of Directors is composed primarily of domestic workers, women like:
Silvia immigrated to the United States from Mexico in 2000 to provide better educational opportunities for her daughter. For the past 15 years, she has worked as a house cleaner. Sylvia has participated in many local and national campaigns to improve the working conditions and rights of domestic workers. She loves her work and takes great pride leaving her clients’ homes gleaming.
She's now an active member of Casa Latina, and recently was elected to NDWA's Board of Directors by her peers.
Join our movement!
Here’s what your gift can do:
Your contribution goes directly to support our innovative programming and improve the lives of millions of hardworking domestic workers.
Print materials for nannies to do outreach in a local park
Buy bus fare to and from the state capitol to lobby for a Bill of Rights
Provide food for a meeting of domestic workers strategizing about their next campaign
Sponsor a group of workers to participate in our biennial gathering of members from across the country