SOL: Strategy, Organizing, and Leadership

Through our SOL initiative, the first two-year phase of which we recently completed, NDWA has conducted an intensive, transformative leadership development and organizational capacity-building process with approximately 75 domestic worker leaders and staff representing 25 NDWA affiliates, including 16 emerging organizations of domestic workers.

As a result of SOL, the capacity-building of our affiliates has grown dramatically, an estimated 3,000 domestic workers have joined participating groups in advocating for their human rights and the recognition of the inherent dignity in their labor over the past two years.

Overall, SOL is building a strong foundation for the domestic worker movement in the U.S., and as a result of SOL, domestic workers are able to inhabit the helm of a broader progressive movement – one that has historically bypassed them.