Silenced voices : maids in Singapore Public Deposited

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  • This paper is a compilation of micro and macro consequences of women migrating into Singapore to work as domestic workers. Singapore's governmental push for Singaporean women to have babies and a career simultaneously has required modern families to seek alternative forms of child care as a means of fulfilling household duties. Female domestic workers come to Singapore to fill this role, but many face multiple levels of discrimination and hardship during their stay in Singapore; their low social status makes exploitation possible. In this thesis, I layout the current dichotomies between career and family facing modern career women in Singapore and how this affects the in-migration of domestic workers from Indonesia, Sri Lanka and the Philippines. Migrant women working as maids face discrimination and hardships on many levels. Using open-ended, unstructured interviews my fieldwork reveals individual perspectives of domestic work in Singapore. I present recommendations geared toward non-governmental organizations (NGOs) in Singapore to combat inequality between employers and women working as domestic workers. I recommend short and long term changes that may enable domestic workers to live a more autonomous life during their stay in Singapore and afterwards.
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