Our Leaders

Fauziah Shaari

Fauziah ShaariI came to Ireland from Malaysia in 2009. I worked as a domestic worker caring for 4 children in a private home. I worked 14 hours per day, seven days a week for less than one euro an hour. My employer did not update my visa and I became undocumented. My movements were restricted and I lost control over my own life. I was not protected by Irish law. I wanted to ensure what happened to me did not happen to others, so I became a leader of the Forced Labour Action Group to campaign for a law against forced labour in Ireland. We have power when we take action together. We shared our stories, met with politicians, talked to the media, protested and explained about the impact of forced labour on victims. Through all our efforts we have won. We can stand proud today.