Support the fight for the UK's hidden slaves

A Community project London, United Kingdom

Justice for Domestic Workers educates and empowers the UK's hidden women slaves, helping them to speak out and find crucial support.

They did it!

On 1st Mar 2016 we successfully raised


of £1,000 target

24 backers


28 days

Justice for Domestic Workers is a unique organisation.

Led by the very women it helps, it's fighting for the rights and dignity of migrant domestic workers.

Migrant domestic workers (usually women) come to the UK under tied visas, meaning we are tied to one employer and cannot leave them - even if abused.

Sadly, this is often what happens.

There are thousands of us in the UK; we are hidden slaves in this country. Women amongst us have been kept locked inside employers' houses for years; have not had a day off work for months on end; have been made to eat from the kitchen floor; and have suffered physical and sexual abuse.

Even a recent government review has said that this system must end - but it hasn't changed it yet. 

By donating to us, you help us to empower ourselves and to keep fighting for an end to this system.

J4DW provides:

  • language classes so we can learn English and our rights
  • a weekly space to come together and find support 
  • a rescuing service for women in urgent need

Thanks to J4DW's work, we're able to speak out instead of remaining hidden. Thousands of women have received support through the hard work of J4DW and its coordinator, Marissa Begonia. 

Your donation will make a real difference

  • £5 will pay for a runaway worker's first meal once they reach us
  • £10 will pay for bus travel for a worker to reach the weekly J4DW meeting - the only opportunity they may get to meet people in a similar situation and have access to support
  • £20 will pay for a taxi to collect a runaway worker escaping from an abusive employer
  • £50 will pay for 1 worker to take the Life in the UK test and help them apply for settlement here in the UK
  • £120 will fund English classes for 30 workers 

Please give whatever you can to help support J4DW's important work.

Visit to find out more about us, including stories from the women affected.