WHAT WE DO?
What Do We Do?
With their participation, we defend all the rights of those who are of legal age to work in domestic service, as well as working to prevent the those under the minimum age allowed by Peruvian Law from being inserted into this occupation.
We encourage the state and civil society to become allies for the true inclusion of those who are marginalized by working in domestic service, making respect for all their rights a reality
We develop a model to motivate people and institutions to engage and replicate fair practices for those working in domestic service.
We label the domestic service work of adult women in Peru as a dignified activity that contributes to the development of the country.
La Casa de Panchita is the name of AGTR’s institutional venue, created in 1998. It is a meeting point where child domestic labourers and domestic workers can go whenever they want and as long as they want. It is open from Sunday to Thursday, from 9am to 6pm.
At La Casa de Panchita we foster domestic worker’s self-esteem, the implementation of their rights and the compliance with their duties. We promote their empowerment and improve their autonomy for them to enable them to take better decisions in all aspects of their lives. Moreover, children and adolescents in child domestic labor (CDL) take part in Sunday sessions, during which they are provided with balanced nutrition and their scholar education is improved through playful activities. They also participate in recreational and cultural excursions meant to improve their knowledge of Lima’s history and heritage.
Most activities are free: learning reinforcement and access to a library with scholar textbooks and computers; english classes; legal counselling concerning labor issues, sexual counselling, emotional assistance; workshops (on self-esteem, rights and duties, dance, theatre, art, singing, cooking, handcrafting and more).
Panchita’s house is a symbol in the imagination of domestic workers who are not going to come here, but they know that it exists, and that we are here for them.