Publications on domestic work

  1. Briefing note

    The European Parliament adopts resolution on the integration of migrants and its effects on the labour market

    14 March 2013

  2. At a glance

    Domestic workers: Facts and figures

    07 March 2013

  3. Domestic Workers

    Formalizing domestic work through the use of service vouchers-The particular cases of France, Belgium and the canton of Geneva

    14 January 2013

    In 2011, the ILO adopted Convention n° 189 and Recommendation n° 201 on decent work for domestic workers. All over the world, a large proportion of domestic workers remain in the informal economy, and this prevents them from fully enjoying all the rights enshrined in these new standards.

  4. Publication

    Domestic Workers Across the World: Global and regional statistics and the extent of legal protection

    09 January 2013

    This publication sheds light on the magnitude of domestic work, a sector often “invisible” behind the doors of private households and unprotected by national legislation.

  5. Publication

    Domestic workers across the world: Global and regional statistics and the extent of legal protection (SUMMARY)

    04 January 2013

    The report attempts to capture the size of the domestic work sector, working conditions and the extent of legal protection enjoyed by domestic workers worldwide. It includes global and regional statistics, and is intended to support the efforts of governments, employers and workers to secure social justice and decent work for domestic workers across the world.

  6. Publication

    Promoting integration for migrant domestic workers - Project summary - For stakeholders

    03 December 2012

    Project flyer for the project "Promoting Integration of Migrant Domestic Workers in Europe.

  7. Serie Condiciones de Trabajo y Empleo No. 34

    Estudio sobre trabajo doméstico en Uruguay

    14 August 2012

  8. Publication

    Tracer Study - PARAGUAY

    16 July 2012

    This report describes the research carried out in Paraguay following the methodology of tracer study. The research aimed to study the impact occurred in the life of former child beneficiaries of actions programmes implemented by IPEC projects in domestic labour and commercial sexual exploitation sectors.

  9. Domestic workers

    Decent work for domestic workers in Asia and the Pacific: Manual for trainers

    27 June 2012

    Invisible and undervalued no more! Domestic work is now recognized as a true occupation and domestic workers have the right to decent work, respect and dignity just like all other workers. These principles are now enshrined in international labour standards aimed at improving the working and living conditions of the millions of workers - many of them women and girls, and often migrants - caring for the families and households of others.

  10. International Labour Review, Vol. 150 (2011), No. 3–4

    New ILO standards on decent work for domestic workers: A summary of the issues and discussions

    24 February 2012

    The world’s millions of domestic workers are mostly excluded from national labour laws because they work in private homes, in employment relationships with special characteristics. They are highly vulnerable to exploitation and abuse – often overworked, underpaid and subjected to violence. Adopted in June 2011, the ILO’s Domestic Workers Convention, 2011 (No. 189), and its accompanying Recommendation (No. 201) embody the resolve of governments and workers’ and employers’ organizations worldwide to remedy this situation. The authors of this paper, who were closely associated with the preparations and tripartite negotiations that led to the adoption of these instruments, review their contents and highlights of the underlying debates.