“Everyone has the right to safe and dignified work, free from the threat of exploitation.”

Angela Benedicto is the executive director of Wotesawa Domestic Workers Organization, a nonprofit organization in Tanzania working for the rights of domestic workers. She has over 10 years of experience advocating for the rights of domestic workers and countering human trafficking. Under her leadership, over 300,000 people have been reached through intersectional interventions and about 1,000 young people were rescued from child labor and exploitative work and provided with skills and referral services to facilitate reintegration. In 2015, Angela was awarded The Queen’s Young Leaders Award by Her Majesty the Queen of England, one of 60 young leaders in the Commonwealth countries impacting communities through their work. She holds a bachelor’s degree in laws from The Open University of Tanzania. Her future plans include establishing an institute for home care services whereby girls and young women will be supported with life-long skills.

Vision: A society in which equitable and decent work is available to all, where domestic workers are fairly included and represented.