Spotlight Interview with Luc Demaret (ILO-Actrav) Domestic work: « Putting an end to exclusion and exploitation »

Press release | 05 June 2010
Physical and psychological violence, economic exploitation, low social status…domestic workers, mostly women, are the victims of multiple forms of abuse, particularly migrant women. While the trade union movement steps up its campaign, Luc Demaret, responsible for the “domestic work” portfolio within the ILO’s Bureau for Workers’ Activities (ACTRAV), explains how a new ILO Convention and its accompanying Recommendation will give domestic workers back their dignity “To replace an exploitative relationship with a legal relationship and give them the means to achieve emancipation and greater respect.”