News and articles on domestic work

  1. 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.

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    “Thank you Soma”: ILO documentary explores relationship between migrant domestic workers and Arab youth

    18 December 2018

    On the occasion of International Migrants Day, the ILO premieres a new documentary that aims to challenge common perceptions about migrant domestic workers.

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    International Migrants Day

    ILO announces winners of the 2018 Global Media Competition on Labour Migration

    18 December 2018

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

  4. Op-Ed

    Are we committed to end violence against women migrant workers?

    13 December 2018

    Women migrant workers face double discrimination, which may lead to exploitation, sexual violence and harassment, says Deepa Bharathi, ILO chief technical adviser in the regional office for Asia and the Pacific.

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

    26 November 2018

    Peru is the 27th Member State of the ILO to have ratified the Convention

  6. Maritime Labour Convention and Domestic Workers

    Grenada ratifies the Maritime Labour Convention, 2006, as amended (MLC, 2006) and the Domestic Workers Convention, 2011 (No. 189)

    12 November 2018

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    Recognizing the rights of domestic workers

    23 August 2018

    Domestic workers are one of the groups most vulnerable to exploitation, violence, harassment, and forced labour. International Day for the Remembrance of the Slave Trade and its Abolition reminds us that many women end up being trapped in abusive work situations which in some cases may amount to modern forms of slavery.