Publications on domestic work

  1. Publication

    Persisting servitude and gradual shifts towards recognition and dignity of labour

    22 November 2017

    A study of employers of domestic workers in Delhi and Mumbai, India.

  2. Publication

    FAIR SHARE? International recruitment in the Philippines

    24 October 2017

    This working paper brings together evidence on the culture and practice of fair recruitment for overseas employment in the Philippines.

  3. ILO What Works Research Brief No. 9

    Implementation of international labour standards for domestic workers

    30 August 2017

    Since the adoption of Convention No. 189, over 70 ILO member States have acted to ensure decent working conditions for domestic workers.

  4. Publication

    Access to justice for migrant workers in South-East Asia

    28 July 2017

    This report analyses access to justice for migrant workers in South-East Asia and provides recommendations for improving complaint mechanisms for labour rights abuses.

  5. Publication

    Policy Brief on Practices and Regulations of Recruitment to Domestic Work

    24 July 2017

    The policy brief highlights common recruitment practices and regulations observed along recruitment pathways to domestic work in India, Bangladesh, Nepal, Jordan and Lebanon.

  6. Domestic Work Policy Brief no. 10

    Formalizing domestic work

    23 June 2017

    This document is part of a series of briefs on issues and approaches to promoting decent work for domestic workers.

  7. Conditions of Work and Employment Series No. 92

    Migrant and cities: Research report on recruitment, employment, and working conditions of domestic workers in China

    20 June 2017

  8. Publication

    Progress of the implementation of recommendations adopted at the 3rd – 8th ASEAN Forums on Migrant Labour: Background paper to the 9th AFML

    22 March 2017

  9. Publication

    Transnational Migration of Domestic and Care Workers in Asia Pacific

    14 March 2017

    This report examines the patterns of and policies related to migration of domestic and care workers in East and Southeast Asia, a sub-region within Asia.

  10. Working in Freedom Project

    Migrant domestic and garment workers in Jordan: A baseline analysis of trafficking in persons and related laws and policies

    13 March 2017