Projects on domestic work

  1. Program "Improving the institutional capacity for governance of labor migration in North Africa and West"

    21 June 2012

    The ILO Regional Office for Africa in close collaboration with the ILO's International Migration in Geneva implements a program to improve the institutional capacity for governance of labor migration in Africa North and West. The program works to achieve and maximize the benefits of international migration of labor to the development of countries of origin and destination through actions focused on the promotion of good governance and effective management migration of labor and support.

  2. Extending social security coverage to African migrant workers and their families (MIGSEC)

    21 June 2012

    Migrant workers, estimated globally at 95 million in 2005, are often denied access to social security coverage in destination countries due to their particular circumstances, especially the length of their periods of employment and residence. They risk the loss of entitlement to social security benefits in their country of origin due to their absence, and may at the same time encounter restrictions under the social security system of the host country. Although migrant workers worldwide face such barriers to social security coverage in varying degrees, they are especially acute for African migrant workers and their families. The ILO Regional Office for Africa is therefore, implementing the project on Extending social security coverage to African migrant workers and their families (MIGSEC).

  3. Promoting Integration for Migrant Domestic Workers in Europe

    21 June 2012

    A project financed under the "European Fund For The Integration Of Third Country Nationals"

  4. PROMOTE: Decent Work for Domestic Workers to End Child Domestic Work

    01 March 2012

    The Project aims to reduce child domestic workers significantly by building institutional capacities of domestic worker organizations to promote decent work for domestic workers effectively.

  5. Advancing Decent Work for Domestic Workers

    06 September 2010

    TECHNICAL COOPERATION PROJECT. The work of caring and cleaning in the employer’s home for pay, one of the most important occupations for millions of women around the world, is precarious, low-paid, and unprotected, as it is often excluded totally or in part from the scope of labour law. If decent work is to become a reality for these workers, national laws and enforcement mechanisms must identify and address the specific characteristics of domestic work. In 2011, the ILO is expected to adopt new, specific international labour standards on domestic work.