watch here for the live conversation between The Voice of Domestic Workers and Jennifer Dalquez
• Mother of two sentenced to death in the United Arab Emirates after resisting and fighting of attempted rape at knifepoint by her employer;
• In 2017 following the intervention by British Human Rights organisations results in the United Nations halting Jennifer’s execution;
• Vigorous campaigning by British Human Rights organisations contributes to the release and repatriation of Jennifer Dalquez to her family on Thursday 1st of November, 2018
In May 2015, Jennifer Dalquez, mother of two children, a work migrant from the Philippines was convicted of the murder for her Emirati employer and subsequently sentenced to death. The scheduling of Jennifer’s execution was imminent however following the intervention of ‘The Voice of Domestic Workers’, ‘Justice Upheld’ and ‘Freedom Without Fear Platform’ as well as many other international organisations and individuals.
Marisa Begonia the [please insert your title] of ‘The Voice Domestic Workers’ based in London said: “ ‘The Voice of Domestic Workers’ is relieved and absolutely delighted that Jennifer Dalquez is finally reunited with her family after three years of torment and uncertainty. We are grateful to all the organisations who joined forces with ‘The Voice of Domestic Workers’, in particular ‘Justice Upheld ‘, ‘Freedom Without Fear Platform’ and many other organisations who galvanised support for this cause.
Our joint efforts have demonstrated that collective action and unity are formidable forces that resulted in Jennifer’s release. This victory is for Jennifer as well as for all domestic workers around the world who fall victim to gross Human Rights abuses which is nothing short of enslavement and sexual exploitation of female migrant workers. Their plights will no longer go ignored.”