This vision paper is written by World Solidarity, the Belgian trade union ACV-CSC and mutual health association LCM-ANMC. In the first chapter, we outline the general framework of social protection: it explains what social protection entails and with whom and how it is to be achieved. The contextual analysis of the second chapter shows that we have reached a turning point: more and more stakeholders view social protection as a lever for sustainable social and economic development. In the third chapter, we describe the vision of social protection held by WSM, ACV-CSC and LCM-ANMC with regard to the framework mentioned above: how to develop an integrated policy of social protection, which is broadly supported, and what role do the different stakeholders have? Finally, in order to demonstrate the relevance of our vision, we provide some very specific examples from our partner organisations in the South which show how they are making use of well-targeted measures and innovative strategies to improve social protection for everyone. This vision paper is the most appropriate way to acknowledge the relentless efforts of all social movements who are active in the field of social protection and to encourage them to keep up their efforts. The paper also wants to build a bridge towards the policy level (2010, 31 pages).
This policy paper on domestic work has been written by World Solidarity, and the Belgian trade union ACV CSC Food and Services. It served as lobby instrument in the run up to and during the International Labour Conference of 2010 and 2011, when domestic work was on the agenda. In this paper we list the problems and challenges domestic workers face, elaborate on certain case studies in India, Nigeru, Peru and Belgium. At the end policy recommendations are formulated in order to improve the situation of domestic workers. (2011, 34 pages)