News and articles on domestic work

  1. COVID-19

    Relief provided to 4,500 return migrant workers in Lao People’s Democratic Republic

    07 September 2021

    The Lao Ministry of Labour and Social Welfare will distribute urgently needed food, hygiene items and information about local employment opportunities to returning migrant workers at quarantine centres, with the support of the International Labour Organization, European Union and Australian Government.

  2. International Labour Standards

    Sierra Leone is founding crisis recovery and resilience on international labour standards

    25 August 2021

    Sierra Leone’s historic ratification of 9 ILO instruments was marked in a virtual ceremony with the ILO Director-General, Guy Ryder.

  3. International Labour Standards

    Antigua and Barbuda ratifies nine ILO instruments

    24 August 2021

  4. Video

    How domestic workers got organized in Kuwait

    05 August 2021

    Ann Abunda arrived in Kuwait 18 years ago to work as a domestic worker. Having lived through some challenging experiences, she helped found a thriving organization that advocates for the rights of domestic workers in the country. See the full story on ILO's multimedia storytelling platform Voices

  5. © Andrey Popov 2022

    #RatifyC190

    Indonesia reviews the ratification of the ILO’s Convention on workplace violence and harassment

    14 July 2021

    As the ILO Convention No. 190 on Violence and Harassment is coming into force, the UN Indonesia, ILO and their partners examines challenges and opportunities of the ratification this Convention.

  6. Domestic Workers

    Norway ratifies the Domestic Workers Convention

    09 July 2021

    Norway becomes the 33rd ILO member State to ratify this Convention

  7. © Sofia Trevino/CC BY-NC-ND 2.0 2022

    The Future of Work Podcast

    Making domestic work decent work in South Africa

    02 July 2021

    In the ten years since it was adopted, ILO Convention No. 189 has become an important tool for giving domestic workers greater legal protection. However, for most domestic workers in the world, these legal rights have not yet let to practical changes. South African domestic worker Florence Sosiba shares her experience representing the rights of domestic workers in her country.