News and articles on domestic work

  1. International Labour Standards

    Antigua and Barbuda ratifies nine ILO instruments

    24 August 2021

  2. 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

  3. © Andrey Popov 2024


    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.

  4. Domestic Workers

    Norway ratifies the Domestic Workers Convention

    09 July 2021

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

  5. © Sofia Trevino/CC BY-NC-ND 2.0 2024

    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.

  6. Domestic Workers' Day

    Legal protection is urgently needed to protect domestic workers

    17 June 2021

    Domestic workers are vulnerable to workplace violence and abuse. Indonesian domestic workers continue their fight to realize the domestic workers’ law.

  7. International Domestic Workers Day

    Domestic workers are essential care workers

    16 June 2021

    Marking the 10th anniversary of ILO Convention No. 189, academy award-winning director, Alfonso Cuarón calls for stronger protection of the rights of domestic workers. Convention 189 has been hailed as a breakthrough for the tens of millions of domestic workers around the world.