Domestic workers

Presentation: Making decent work a reality for domestic workers: Progress and prospects in Asia and the Pacific, ten years after the adoption of the Domestic Workers Convention, 2011 (No. 189)

In 2011, the international community adopted the ILO’s Domestic Workers Convention, 2011 (No. 189), which recognized for the first time that domestic work is work and that domestic workers should enjoy the same labour protections as all other workers.

Transcription | 16 June 2021
To mark the tenth anniversary of this historic Convention and to explore the progress made over the last decade, a global report has been produced by the ILO. Recognizing the importance of the domestic work sector in Asia and the Pacific, both for workers in general and migrant workers specifically, the ILO TRIANGLE in ASEAN programme, supported by Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade and Global Affairs Canada, developed this summary of the situation of domestic workers in the region.