The Domestic Workers Association of Zimbabwe (DWAZ) is a membership-based network of Zimbabwean domestic workers in Zimbabwe and outside. It was founded in August 2017 and has members in Botswana, South Africa and Zimbabwe respectively and over 700 non-affiliate members and growing.
The motivation for the founding of DWAZ came as a realization that domestic work has had weak representation in policy issues and domestic workers themselves have been invisible in the public space and policy platforms. Domestic workers are vulnerable to abuse and exploitation, thus a need to form an organised and coherent platform to enable interaction and dialogue from which to harness and catapult efforts to raise the voice of domestic workers. Domestic works also lack access to skills and knowledge necessary in their industry and thus they also need to be development personally and professionally.