I want to play my part to secure legal rights for migrant domestic workers that are fit for purpose. I want to be a positive inspiration to fellow domestic workers so we can be part of a bigger voice with a positive impact
My name is Fawzia. was born in Nigeria. When I was five years old, my mum took me to Benin because my dad didn't have a job, and he needed to earn money to feed his family. My mum was struggling to buy food and clothes in Nigeria, so she decided to move where we could have a better life. Two years later, in Benin, my mum’s uncle helped us with the school fees and I started attending school. He took care of me until college. When he passed away, my mum couldn’t afford for me to go to university. Somehow, I started to understand how life works. I worked as a domestic worker in Nigeria and this family bought here in London.
This employer is a good employer but they had to go back to the USA so I was left behind and my nightmares began. My next employer was an abusive one who threw me out of the house. I learned to survive all these years with the support of VODW.
I have so much to say but I am not that ready to be more open perhaps this training will be able to help me build up my courage so I find my true self and be able to participate more.
A graceful woman gets strength from troubles, smiles when distressed and grows even stronger with prayers and hope. You should never let your fear prevent you from doing what you know is right # Happy women's day to all