News and articles on domestic work

  1. Fair recruitment

    Philippines, Hong Kong agencies ink fair recruitment code

    14 June 2019

    Two of the biggest employment agencies in Hong Kong and the Philippines signed a Code of Conduct to promote fair recruitment of domestic workers. The Code, based on the International Labour Organization’s guidelines, is a milestone agreement as the world marks the International Domestic Workers’ Day on 16 June.

  2. International Labour Standards

    Madagascar takes a leading role in the “One for All” Centenary ratification campaign by ratifying six ILO Conventions

    12 June 2019

  3. Domestic Workers

    Sweden ratifies the Domestic Workers Convention, 2011 (No. 189)

    12 April 2019

    Sweden becomes the 28th ILO Member State to have ratified this Convention.

  4. Video

    ILO 24-Hour Global Tour Manila: Labour Migration

    11 April 2019

    Listen to the voices of migrant workers through the Dula-Tula Performers and testimony of Ms Novelita Palisoc, a union leader and an advocate for the rights and empowerment of domestic workers worldwide. Migration should be a choice, and not a necessity as highlighted in the ILO 24-Hour Global Tour Manila.

  5. International Women's Day

    ILO and Alfonso Cuarón team up to protect the rights of domestic workers

    08 March 2019

    Alfonso Cuarón, 2019 Academy Award-winning director for the movie ROMA, supports the work of the International Labour Organization (ILO) in promoting the rights of domestic workers and congratulates the ILO on its Centenary.

  6. Blog

    From exploited to empowered – my journey as a domestic worker

    04 March 2019

    Sponsored by the ILO, Novelita Palisoc from the Philippines, gave an inspiring TED talk in Geneva, Switzerland telling her story as an exploited domestic worker who eventually found her calling as an empowered domestic workers’ union leader representing all of Asia.

  7. Media advisory

    Roma star to celebrate International Women’s Day with the ILO

    25 February 2019

    Yalitza Aparicio, the actor who stars in the Oscar-winning film Roma, will celebrate International Women’s Day (IWD) with the International Labour Organization (ILO) at two events on 7-8 March.