It is not surprising that a number of organizations involved in WinWages and the Global Women's Strike are organizations of domestic workers: domestic work is one of the main occupations of women worldwide. For many women it is one of the very few options for paid employment, aside from prostitution. Because housework is unwaged and not recognized as "real work", even when we do it for pay it is one of the lowest paid and lowest status. It is often paid "under the table", undeclared income with no taxes taken out, often done by women who have emigrated from the countryside to the city, undocumented immigrant women, women on welfare . . . and others, including millions of children. This leaves us particularly vulnerable to rape, sexual assault and other violence, slave working conditions where we are cheated out of pay and denied time off, with little or no legal recourse. Many children are kidnapped and forced to work as "domestics".