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The long fight to protect the Philippines’ domestic workers

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Retchel was 11 when a woman came to her village in the Philippines and offered to bring her to Manila to study. Instead, she was beaten and forced to work all day without pay in the woman’s home. After years of lobbying by campaigners the government passed a law protecting domestic workers’ rights. This short film by the Thomson Reuters Foundation tells of Retchel’s story and the 20-year legal fight.

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