Thank you, Chair, for this opportunity to address the committee.
My name is Ristanti. I have been a migrant domestic worker for 9 years, and I am here today as a member of the delegation of Migrant Forum in Asia, a regional network of NGOs, associations and trade unions of migrant workers, and individual advocates in Asia that are committed to the protection and promotion of the rights and welfare of migrant workers.
I thank my employer for giving me permission for a two-week leave so that I could be here to address you today. It is an honour to be a part of this historic moment. But as I stand here, I know that there are millions of other domestic workers who do not share that privilege.
It is fitting that the milestone 100th Session of the ILC be marked with a return to its social justice roots – a landmark Convention supplemented by a Recommendation setting international standards to protect the rights and welfare of one of the most vulnerable groups of workers. This 100th Session will be remembered for remedying one of the most pressing injustices in the modern world of work.