Know your rights leaflet

Questions and answers on decent work for migrant domestic workers

Worldwide, an estimated 52.6 million people over the age of 15 are domestic workers. Of those, 83 percent are women. Among the world’s domestic workers, many millions have migrated from their homes to another country for work. If you are a migrant and performing domestic work, then this booklet is for you.
It will provide answers to many questions about your work, your employer and your rights and about a new international labour standard on domestic workers adopted by the International Labour Organization (ILO) and now being put into practice by the countries that have signed it.