What is JHWA?

The Jamaica Household Workers Association is a non-government, non-partisan, voluntary organization that was established in 1991 to represent the needs and interest of household workers.


The aim of the Association is to:

Ø Ensure fair and just working conditions and wages for household workers

Ø Protect the rights of women who provide domestic service

Ø Provide skills training in household Management

Ø To empower its members in achieving their goals on the job and personal


The association evolved out of a series of training and workshops that were sponsored by the Bureau of Women’s Affairs in 1990. Over 175 household workers attended, many of whom came together to form this independent Association of household workers.

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