Impact Assessment of domestic workers situation in the Philippines

Presentation of Preliminary Results of the Stakeholders WorkshopTowards a Participatory Impact Assessment of Domestic Workers Situation in the Philippines

ILO and its technical team organized a meeting with the with the tripartite-plus Domestic Work Technical Working Group, to present the preliminary results from the Stakeholders’ Workshop towards a Participatory Impact Assessment of the Domestic Workers’ Situation in the Philippines, which was held on 24, 25 and 28 April 2015, at St. Francis Suites, Mandaluyong City.

There were 125 participants to the said workshop; 86 coming from different stakeholders from the government, workers groups, domestic workers, employers groups, employers of domestic workers, civil society organizations and local government units who took part in the process. 38 are members of the technical team of facilitators, documenters, secretariat and ILO.

The first two days of the workshop, 24-25 April 2015, was conducted consecutively to gather participants’ perceptions and expert opinions on the domains of work of domestic workers and different qualitative methodologies were utilized. It explored on various themes in relations to ensuring decent work for domestic workers: visioning the future outcomes of domestic work; appraisal of current situation of domestic work, including identification of obstacles and enabling factors to achieving decent work for domestic workers; and crafting a participatory assessment of domestic workers’ situation through a process called, “the journey”.

The third day of the workshop, 28 April, was a plenum to present the initial findings of from the first two day workshop and find consensus, using a modified Delphi technique, among selected experts of 14 participants from the previous workshop, on: workplace outcomes and indicators, effects of the Kasambahay Law, and policy questions to address decent work for domestic workers.

ILO Senior Technical Specialist on Domestic Work, Ms Amelita King-Dejardin, and National Project Coordinator on Domestic Work for ILO Manila Office, Ana Liza Valencia, lead the presentation of the results and facilitated the discussion on how to carry forward the outputs and lessons from the workshop.