Tutambulike campaign - Domestic Workers Unite
Wamama wa Dhobi is a group of over 150 women living in and around the informal settlements of Mathare and Kiamaiko in Nairobi and who’s main source of livelihood is domestic work for a daily wage. Coming together in early 2010, Wamama wa Dhobi sought to challenge the violations women domestic workers face including pay below the minimum wage, refusal to pay by some employers, verbal and physical abuse, sexual harassment and sexual violence.
In 2011, with the support of Bunge la Mwananchi's Women's Caucus and Fahamu, Wamama wa Dhobi created the Tutambulike campaign to articulate the economic and social demands of women informal workers, create mutual support and protection, and interface with mainstream unions, state institutions and other forums of redress.
Watch Kilio Cha Wamama - the amazing documentary of these brave women's stories.