News and articles on domestic work

  1. © Gill Button 2022

    International Day for the remembrance of the slave trade and its abolition

    Use art to end slavery

    22 August 2019

    To mark International Day for the remembrance of the slave trade, artist and ILO advocate, Gill Button, calls for justice for victims of trafficking and those who are in forced labour.

  2. International Day for the remembrance of the slave trade and its abolition

    Between two worlds

    22 August 2019

    The dark, seedy world of forced labour is evoked by Malaysian poet, Nazreen Mohamad, accompanied on piano by Filipina domestic worker, Rizalina Miranda. The poem, produced with the support of the International Labour Organization, calls on everyone to take action against modern slavery.’

  3. Safe and fair migration

    Safe and fair migration gains momentum in Bangsamoro

    26 July 2019

    The Ministry of Labor and Employment and the ILO hosted a forum on labour migration, domestic work and human trafficking in the Bangsamoro to mark the International Domestic Workers Day and the World Day against Trafficking in Persons.

  4. Fair recruitment

    DOLE, ILO promote rights-based information through online learning for Overseas Filipino Workers

    19 July 2019

    The Philippine government and the ILO have partnered for an online Post-Arrival Orientation Seminar to guide Overseas Filipino Workers upon arrival in destination countries.

  5. International Domestic Workers’ Day

    Alfonso Cuarón supports the rights of domestic workers

    24 June 2019

    Our home might be a workplace for someone. And the working conditions of domestic workers should be decent. On International Domestic Workers’ day, critically-acclaimed Director Alfonso Cuarón sends this special message.

  6. Domestic Workers' Day

    An aging Asia increases the demand for domestic workers. But what about their rights?

    16 June 2019

    Mr. Nilim Baruah, International Labour Organization’s Regional Migration Specialist for Asia and the Pacific, reviews progress on migrant domestic workers’ rights in Asia.

  7. International Domestic Workers’ Day

    Wagner Moura: Respect the rights of domestic workers

    16 June 2019

    ILO Goodwill Ambassador, actor and film director Wagner Moura speaks about the rights of domestic workers this International Domestic Workers’ Day, June 16.