Domestic Workers in Greece
Migrants employed in the domestic work sector are essential workers in the COVID-19 response, due to the important roles they play in the care of children, sick, and dependent people.


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Migrants employed in the domestic work sector are essential workers in the COVID-19 response, due to the important roles they play in the care of children, sick, and dependent people. However, recent testimonies of “live-ins” Greek households reveal that they tend to be one of the groups most affected by the crisis and in cases they are being exploited to such an extent that they are being subjects of modern slavery.

In March, Solomon talked to those women and tried to shed light on how the COVID-19 pandemic has impacted them. On this occasion, on our upcoming Q&A session we discuss with lawyer Danai Angeli, who according to the journalists who worked for this piece, she has conducted the most comprehensive study to date on domestic workers and human trafficking in Greece.

Meet the speaker

Danai Angeli is a Greek lawyer and Assistant Professor of international law at Bilkent University. She is also consultant to the Last Rights Project, on the dignified treatment of the missing and deceased migrants and their surviving families. She counts over ten years of experience working on asylum and migration through various positions, and has several publications in this field. Her work experience includes her participation as a national expert in the DemandAt project with the Robert Schumann Center for Advanced Studies, on anti-trafficking policies in domestic work. The study was funded by European Commission’s Seventh Framework Programme for Research. She holds a PhD from the European University Institute, an LLM from the University of Essex and a BA from the University of Athens.

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