News and articles on domestic work

  1. Domestic Workers

    Malta ratifies the Domestic Workers Convention

    17 May 2021

    Malta becomes the 32nd ILO member State to ratify Convention No. 189

  2. Media advisory

    ILO launches the 7th Global Media Competition on Labour Migration

    06 May 2021

    Journalists are invited to submit their best stories on labour migration, especially those relating to domestic workers and the impact of COVID-19 on labour migration and fair recruitment.

  3. Labour migration

    2021 Global Media Competition on Labour Migration

    06 May 2021

    The Competition aims to recognize fair and balanced media reports that contribute to the elimination of public misperception, xenophobia and discrimination against migrant workers and highlight the positive contributions they make.

  4. 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.

  5. 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.

  6. © 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.

  7. © 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.