News and articles on domestic work

  1. News

    Domestic workers in Trinidad and Tobago moving toward enhancing sustainability of their cooperative

    21 February 2018

    The ILO partnered with the Service Workers Centre Cooperative Society (SWCC) in Trinidad and Tobago to organize a workshop to discuss concrete steps toward enhancing the sustainability of the cooperative.


    Women's migration works

    19 February 2018

    Nearly half of all registered migrant workers from Cambodia are women. They migrate to find decent work opportunities and provide a better life for their families. This video depicts some of their stories.

  3. Domestic work

    Convention No. 189 on domestic workers ratified by Brazil

    01 February 2018

    Brazil promotes decent work for an estimated 7 million domestic workers.

  4. Labour migration

    Nepal: Labour migration should be a choice

    01 December 2017

    Every year, thousands of young women from Nepal leave their country to work abroad. But many who make the decision don't have the basic skills needed for their new jobs overseas. And very few know how they may be at risk for abuse and exploitation. The ILO-DFID "Work in Freedom" program offers vocational and skills training for Nepalese women, helping them to make a more informed choice about working abroad. Watch this video as part of the ILO InfoStory "Stay or go - Migration should be a choice".

  5. Video

    Towards securing rights of indigenous women domestic workers

    30 October 2017

    Ms. María de los Ángeles Sis, a domestic workers’ representative from SITRADOMSA (Guatemala), shares her experiences as an indigenous woman and domestic worker to highlight why decent work is critical for securing rights, and achieving women’s economic empowerment and gender equality.

  6. 10th European Regional Meeting

    Video: What future for decent work in Europe and Central Asia

    02 October 2017

    From a Russian retiree supplementing his pension as a freelance taxi driver, to a Greek handball player re-trained as an office clerk in Germany and a new mother working from home in the UK, here are some of the experiences of people making their way through the world of work in Europe and Central Asia.

  7. Video

    Empowering indigenous women through decent work

    19 September 2017

    Indigenous peoples are five per cent of the world's population but 15 per cent of the world's poor. As a result of exclusion and discrimination, indigenous women are often the poorest of the poor. They struggle more to find decent work. In Bolivia and Guatemala, the ILO and its partners are working to advance the rights of indigenous women, empower them economically and help them attain social justice.