Myrtle Witbooi Obituary, Death – The leadership of President Myrtle Witbooi in the struggle for domestic workers’ human rights has been described as powerful, uncompromising, and graceful, all of which are acceptable descriptors of the President’s leadership. She was known for her big heart and her activism, two qualities that helped her bring people together. Her political activism was very successful. During the course of the procedure for ratifying Convention No. 189, she voiced the following observation: “We have succeeded to bring domestic workers to the ILO, and I am certain that you will feel the spirit and see the joy and emotion on our faces.”
By demonstrating how their care for families and homes contributes to the growth of economies all over the world, our objective was to bring to light the significance of those who are employed in the field of domestic service. Specifically, we wanted to do this by drawing attention to the fact that this field is relevant. We are certain that the delegates who attended this Conference were able to feel, hear, and experience the unity that exists among the domestic workers, and we hope that we were able to convince you that when we work together, we are capable of moving mountains.
We are certain that the delegates who attended this Conference were able to feel, hear, and experience the unity that exists among the domestic workers. We have every confidence that the delegates who were present at this Conference were able to feel, hear, and experience the togetherness that prevails among the domestic workers. You, my dear Myrtle, are the person primarily responsible for the inception of a movement that, as a direct result of the efforts you’ve put forth, has caused mountains to move. A prayer is offered for you, that you may find the eternal peace that comes from both stillness and authority.