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Saturday, May 11, 2019
Fwd: A New Frontier for Workers’ Rights
Plus, elections in Indonesia, harm reduction in the United States, and more.
Although their ranks are increasing, millions of domestic workers throughout the world remain vulnerable to exploitation and abuse. In many countries, in fact, domestic workers—80 percent of whom are women—cannot rely on the same rights and legal protections that other workers enjoy already. But thanks to a growing and global movement, domestic workers are organizing, unionizing, and joining together through international groups such as the International Domestic Workers Federation. And while there is still much left to be done, the power and dignity of domestic workers can no longer be dismissed.
Voter turnout for Indonesia's 2019 general elections was higher than ever. But so was the use of rhetoric dividing voters along lines of ethnicity and religion. Can the country avoid the "illiberal democracy" trap?