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Why should we give domestic workers one day off a week? actually, it is most important to ask, why shouldn't domestic workers have the right to have one day off a week? Many domestic workers are working up to 18 hours a day and with little time for themselves. Often they do not have a day off or only once or twice per month. There are approximately 2,000,000 domestic workers in the Gulf States who are working very hard to provide for education and basic needs to their families, yet many of them are not allowed to have a day off to connect with their families and rest. Together we can change this. Everyday I count the blessings that I have, such as my family and my freedom and the opportunity to continue to grow as an individual, bit I should not be the exception. Now it is the time for us to come together and make a change for all women working as domestic workers in the Middle East. Stand with us and lead the way for all domestic workers to have one day off a week starting by pledging that you will start leading by example.