News and articles on domestic work

  1. Our impact, their voices

    From migrant worker to labour unionist

    21 April 2021

    Learning from her exploitative experiences as a migrant domestic worker, Dina Nuriyati has become a tireless labour advocate and unionist, promoting better protection and services for Indonesian migrant workers in all cycles of migration.

  2. Labour reforms

    Qatar’s new minimum wage enters into force

    19 March 2021

    Qatar’s new non-discriminatory minimum wage comes into force – adding to the series of major labour reforms underway.

  3. © Supachai Chirakup / RHSF 2023

    Forced labour

    What if your pencil was a tool against forced labour?

    10 March 2021

    A global cartoon competition will raise awareness of forced labour, which affects 25 million people worldwide.

  4. © KB Mpofu / ILO 2023


    A vision for domestic workers

    03 March 2021

    Mendy Lerato Lusaba, founder of the Domestic Workers Association of Zimbabwe and winner of the ILO Skills Innovation Challenge, has big plans to improve the life of domestic workers in her country. Read her story on our new Voices multimedia platform.

  5. News

    Zimbabwe: Development of a Curriculum for Domestic Workers

    21 January 2021

  6. International Migrants Day

    ILO announces winners of the 2020 Global Media Competition on Labour Migration and Fair Recruitment

    18 December 2020

    Winning entries provide outstanding and balanced reporting on labour migration and fair recruitment.

  7. Domestic Workers - Violence and Harassment

    Namibia ratifies the Domestic Workers Convention, 2011 (No. 189) and the Violence and Harassment Convention, 2019 (No. 190)

    10 December 2020