Kalayaan is a United Kingdom (UK) charity which works with and to support migrant domestic workers in the UK. The word 'kalayaan' means 'freedom' in Tagalog, with over 200,000 Filipinos working in the UK as domestic workers.
Kalayaan won the 2006 Centre for Social Justice Awards
On 28 June 2008, an important step forward was made for the rights of this particularly vulnerable group of workers. In response to pressure from migrant domestic workers themselves, Kalayaan, other human rights organisations and with the unions, the UK government committed to the continued protection of migrant domestic workers in the UK and withdrew its plans to remove the domestic worker visa and with it many of the rights of this group of workers.
- Kalayaan's website
- Dirty work Article on BBC News
- Slaves want UK law change Article on BBC News
- Devil is in the detail Paper by Dr Bridget Anderson, Dept Sociology, University of Warwick
- Employers’ Use of Migrant Labour a study commissioned by the Home Office
- "Stock Estimate of Overseas Filipinos As of December 2008" (PDF). Philippine Overseas Employment Administration. Retrieved 23 April 2011.