I stand together with the ILO and its relentless work on the protection of the rights of domestic workers. I am very proud to mark the International Women’s Day in 2019 during the Centenary year of the ILO. Congratulations for a successful 100 years! I am Alfonso Cuarón, Director of the film ROMA, and I support the work of the International Labour Organization.
“When I saw the movie ‘Roma,’ I saw myself. And I said, this is what I do. This is my life. Even though the movie was set in the 1970s in Mexico, I am one of over two million domestic workers who face similar struggles in the United States today. ‘Roma’ is sparking a much-needed conversation about the value of domestic work. The reality is, one in four domestic workers live in poverty because we’re excluded from minimum wage and overtime protections. We suffer abuse from employers behind closed doors because we have been excluded from the basic workplace protection against discrimination and sexual harassment. This is 2019, America. It’s…