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About Kate Roberts

Kate Roberts was formerly a community advocate at Kalayaan, a London-based charity that supports migrant domestic workers. 

Articles by Kate Roberts

This week’s editor

Alex Sakalis, Editor

Alex Sakalis is associate editor of openDemocracy and co-edits the Can Europe Make It? page.

Constitutional conventions: best practice

Looking back: the fight to protect domestic workers with the Modern Slavery Act

The Modern Slavery Act represented a chance to restore rights to overseas domestic workers in the UK, but due to strong government opposition those rights remain denied. Why?

Modern slavery bill: migrant domestic workers fall through the gaps

UK immigration rules currently prevent migrant domestic workers from changing employers. This removes these migrant workers’ fundamental rights and leaves them vulnerable to abuse.

Modern slavery bill fails vulnerable women

In 2012 the UK government made it illegal for migrant domestic workers to change employers. Parliament has the chance to restore that right this week—it must do so.

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