The last census in Brazil listed eight million people as domestic workers; the majority of whom are women and black.

Creuza Oliveira is a former domestic worker and president of the National Federation of Domestic Workers (FENATRAD).

Placed into domestic work without pay at the age of 10, receiving her first salary at 15 and suffering years of abusive treatment at the hands of her employers, Creuza always knew it was wrong that domestic workers did not have the same rights as other workers, so she began campaigning for better working rights for domestic workers.

Creuza saw politics as a space in which to improve her life and the working lives of domestic workers. But, Creuza’s journey to politics and empowerment has not been an easy one.

Watch this film and follow Creuza as she campaigns - for the fourth time - to be elected as a politician in Salvador, Brazil.