For Domestic Workers, Apps Provide Solace — But Not Justice
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This article traces the journey of several migrant domestic workers, the exploitation they had to endure and the local networks of resilience they discovered. It inspects a set of apps that purport to provide safe working conditions for migrant domestic cleaners and connect them to prospective employers, challenging their commitment to workers' interests. A quick look is also offered into OFW Watch, a truly alternative app that serves to help migrant workers adjust to their new lives and to seek support and legal recourse safely.