News and articles on domestic work

  1. Article

    A returnee raised her income and improved her skills

    26 July 2023

    Migrant workers who lack proper information usually end up extending their stay, despite their visas having expired, putting them in danger of being classified as irregular/undocumented migrants. Migrants are even more vulnerable in such situations and face numerous challenges, including labour rights violations, abuses, and exploitation.

  2. News

    Closing the Gender Data Gap on Unpaid Domestic and Care Work

    25 July 2023

    The ILO, UN Foundation, and Data 2X partnered to launch a programme of technical assistance to African countries on the collection, processing, and analysis of statistics on own use provision of service work (colloquially termed unpaid domestic and care work)

  3. Video

    An identity paves the way to dignity: Domestic workers on government ID cards

    23 June 2023

    A government-authorized card can pave the way for identity and dignity of domestic worker in their workplaces.

  4. Video

    Domestic workers want dignity in their workplaces

    23 June 2023

    A domestic worker draws a parallel between office workers and domestic workers, highlighting that both categories of workers deserve respect, in their respective workplaces.

  5. Video

    Care workers need care too: Domestic workers on what decent work means to them

    23 June 2023

    Decent wages, social protection and non-discrimination are what all workers expect from their workplaces – and domestic workers are no exception.

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    Is domestic work care work?

    16 June 2023

    Following the COVID-19 pandemic many countries are re-evaluating the status, pay and conditions of their care workers. So, why are domestic workers, whose work often includes care, often being left out of this process?

  7. International Day for Domestic Workers

    There is no social justice without decent work for domestic workers

    16 June 2023

    On the International Day for Domestic Workers, 16 June 2023, the ILO’s Director-General, Gilbert F. Houngbo calls upon all countries to ratify the International Labour Organization’s Domestic Workers Convention, Number 189.