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About Sabrina Marchetti

Sabrina Marchetti (PhD) is an Associate Professor at Ca' Foscari University in Venice, Italy. She specialises on issues of gender, welfare, labour and migration, with a specific focus on the question of migrant domestic work. Amongst her publications: “Black Girls. Migrant Domestic Workers and Colonial Legacies” (Brill, 2014) and “Employers, Agencies and Immigration: Paying for Care” (Ashgate 2015, with Anna Triandafyllidou). For more info see her personal website

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Clare Sambrook

Clare Sambrook, investigative journalist, co-edits Shine a Light.

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Beyond ‘maids and madams’: can employers be allies in new policies for domestic workers’ rights?

Workers have led significant campaigns the fight for domestic workers rights. But what about employers? How can they contribute to the fight?

Domestic workers speak: a global landscape of voices for labour rights and social recognition

Less than 20 years ago domestic workers began to demand rights and recognition. A new series shows that while they’ve made substantial progress, there is still a long way to go.

Regulating or awareness-raising to avoid severe exploitation? Employers in the migrant domestic sector

People who hire domestic workers often neglect their responsibilities as employers. In such cases awareness raising is crucial along with regulation to protect domestic workers’ interests.

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