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.
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.
Haringey Welcome at Seven Sisters' Latin Village
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.
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:
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.
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.
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.