The Glue That Binds Domestic Workers And Employers In Armed Conflict Society: A Case Of Changara Village In Mozambique
Armed conflict in Africa and beyond has become one of the key precipitators to unemployment, deterioration of working conditions, poverty and impeded socio-economic development. The purpose of this study was to establish the factors that bind domestic workers and employers in armed conflict society. This study used a purely qualitative methodology. An interview solicited data from eight purposively sampled domestic workers in Changara village in Tete province, Mozambique. The findings of the study indicated that job satisfaction and poverty are the key antecedents that bind domestic workers and their employers. The provision of social services such as health facilities and education to domestic workers and their children, assistance of domestic workers’ displaced relatives and provision of physical security are some of the factors that bind domestic workers and their employers. The study recommended that employers should provide adequate socio-economic support and avoid exploiting them by giving them low wages and also sexually and emotionally harassing them.
Keywords: Armed Conflict, Employers, Domestic Workers, Job Satisfaction