Domestic Worker Stories

Celebrating International Domestic Workers Day 2021 #Valuing domestic work as work

June 16th 2021 is the 10th anniversary of the adoption of ILO’s Domestic Work Convention (No. 189) at the International Labour Conference in Geneva. Every year in Myanmar, we celebrate this day to raise awareness about the valuable contribution domestic workers made to our society and economy and to promote the need to adopt improved legal and social protection for Myanmar domestic workers.

This year, we collected the stories of ten women domestic workers, in their own words, to showcase their lives and successes to empower and inspire fellow domestic workers, and to promote the recognition and professionalization of domestic workers’ skills in Myanmar.