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About Marissa Begonia

Marissa Begonia is coordinator of Justice 4 Domestic Workers, having previously served as chairperson of the organisation between 2009 - 2012. She graduated in computer science in Hong Kong and is the proud mother of three children. 

Articles by Marissa Begonia

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Sunny Hundal is openDemocracy’s social media editor.

Constitutional conventions: best practice

Justice for domestic workers: it’s about rights, not protection

Britain’s drive to limit migration has removed many of the rights migrant domestic workers once had in the UK. Could collective organising help bring them back?

Hope of a migrant

'Domestic work is the beginning of all labour; it is central to our lives and is at the heart of our economy and society.' Three years on from her award-winning article 'Cry of a migrant', Marissa Begonia reflects on the ongoing fight for the rights of migrant domestic workers in Britain. 

Cry of a migrant

"I may able to give my children whatever they may need and ask for but the sacrifices in exchange of all these is far cruel, I was not there to take care of them when they were sick, I never see them grow.....migrant or second class citizen I may be, I am one of the migrants who cry for any injustices and abuse in job, labour law and fellow mankind."

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