Covid-19 Music Fundraiser for domestic workers!

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Covid-19 Music Fundraiser for domestic workers!

Haringey Welcome profile

Project by Haringey Welcome

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Please help us support migrant women domestic workers during Covid-19!

New stretch target

The Voice of Domestic Workers has 1500 members and during Covid-19 their hardship fund has been supporting 80 migrant domestic workers facing immediate destitution. They desperately need more funding to cover this additional support and any extra you can give will go to good use. 

Due to visa restrictions these workers have very few rights and virtually no access to health and welfare services in the UK. Many VoDW members try to regularise their status through the National Referral Mechanism, but this process is slow and unwieldy. Whilst they seek to stabilise their circumstances and protect their physical and mental health they will need help addressing subsistence needs –  basics, local travel, food, toiletries and clothing. Any extra money we are able to raise will go directly towards helping these people.


Why we need your help

Migrant women domestic workers have been hit by a triple whammy of economic, physical, and psychological risks during the Coronavirus pandemic. We are raising desperately needed money for a hardship fund that is providing for their subsistence needs in order to prevent these women becoming destitute.

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Haringey Welcome - who we are

Haringey Welcome works for fairness, dignity and respect for migrants and refugees in the London borough of Haringey and beyond. This fundraiser is to support migrant domestic workers in the UK, a large number of whom are suffering economic and social hardship due to the impact of Covid-19. Many migrant domestic workers live or work in Haringey or in neighbouring north London boroughs, and the majority are based in the capital.

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Haringey Welcome at Seven Sisters' Latin Village

"Adversity Rhyme"

Adversity Rhyme is an original song written by Haringey Welcome's founder and coordinator, Lucy, and recorded and filmed by friends and supporters of Haringey Welcome during the Covid-19 lockdown. 

We are releasing our song to raise money for the Voice of Domestic Workers’ Emergency Covid-19 hardship fund. We also launch the song in solidarity with all fellow human beings forced to migrate around the world.

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The Voice of Domestic Workers

Please watch and listen to our song and make a donation here! 

All proceeds go to migrant domestic workers through the Voice of Domestic Workers' hardship fund.

The Voice of Domestic Workers

VoDW represents some of the most marginalised migrant women in the UK. Coronavirus has adversely impacted the lives of many of them. The work of VoDW is vital in protecting their welfare, and never more so than now. 

During Covid-19, migrant domestic workers have faced increased economic, physical and psychological risks. These include sudden lay off from work with no available alternative employment and no recourse to public funds; being expected to work in close proximity to others without social distancing or hygiene measures being enforced and without personal protective equipment (PPE); and severe isolation and exploitation in the workplace. VoDW provides a vital source of contact and support to these workers. You can find out more about their work here:

https://www.thevoiceofdomesticworkers.com/

More about Haringey Welcome

Haringey Welcome is a voluntary campaign group made up of residents from the London Borough of Haringey. We love the diversity of our community and we believe it should be welcoming for all. We campaign locally and nationally to stop the Government’s Hostile Environment policies (manifested in the Windrush scandal and in many other ways). We work to promote dignity and respect for all migrants, refugees, and other residents in our community through community engagement and outreach, and direct lobbying of our local authority.

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Windrush Day 2019 - Haringey Welcome's stall at the Living Under One Sun community hub

We also network widely across the UK and Europe in solidarity with other migrant and refugee grassroots campaigns. In 2019 we spoke out in the European Parliament to voice our grave concerns about the impact of Brexit on all migrants and refugees.

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Haringey Welcome speaking at the European Parliament's Petition Committee

 

To find out more about our campaigns and what we do, and to join our mailing list, go to www.haringeywelcome.org and follow us on Twitter @HaringeyWelcome.

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