Uday Society observed international Women’s Day on Saturday at Gandhi Bhawan Bhopal.
The main objective of the program was to promoting and upholding the rights of domestic worker’s and to empower women towards their rights, said Dr. Sr. Lizy Thomas, Director of Uday society in her addressing. Around 700 women participated in the programme.
The event started with a beautiful song “Bekauf Azad jeena hai mujhe”. Ganga, a Woman leader shared that every woman is exploited on her workplace. Many women are engaged in domestic work but they do not have the basic facilities such as proper wages, health benefits, decent working condition, holidays, and Maternity leave.
We urge the Government to adopt the ILO convention 189 for domestic workers in Madhya Pradesh and give us our due recognition, dignity and self respect along with social security and protection against workplace harassment.
A skit was performed by women focused on protecting the rights of domestic workers. Some women shared their bad experience which they had to face at their workplace such as accusing of stealing, not getting wages on time or getting less wages as compared to the work assigned.
As many as eight women of slums were honoured for their outstanding contributions in the development work of the slums, resolving the conflicts among families and reducing the violence in their slums.
The chief guest of the event Shobha ojha speaker of congress committee enlightened women by assuring that she and her team will take up the matter of domestic Workers’ Bill in Vidhansabha.
Surjeet singh chauhan announced that he will donate Rs 1,00,000 to the Uday social development society for the education of children who are living in slums .
Memorandums were given to the representatives of government asking to adopt the ILO convention 189 and pass a bill at Madhya Pradesh.