Publications on domestic work

  1. MDW Information Passport

    Ukraine Migrant Domestic Worker "Information Passport"

    01 September 2015

    As part of the GAP-MDW Ukraine-Poland Corridor project, partners have created an "information passport" and complementary Q&A leaflet for Ukrainian domestic workers emigrating to Poland.

  2. Conditions of Work and Employment Series No. 58

    The Long Journey Home: The Contested Exclusion and Inclusion of Domestic Workers from Federal Wage and Hour Protections in the United States

    27 August 2015

  3. Publication

    Indigenous peoples in domestic work – Facing multiple discrimination and disadvantage

    06 August 2015

    As the ILO implements its strategy on domestic work, collaborating with national constituents and other stakeholders around the world, the Office has identified many policy questions of concern to constituents. In response, the Office has combined efforts to answer these frequently asked questions, drawing from country level experience, empirical research, and knowledge-sharing. The «work in progress» series will showcase the Office’s research work in progress on these policy areas.

  4. Publication

    Tripartite action to protect migrants within and from the GMS from labour exploitation (Final Evaluation Summary)

    04 August 2015

    Projects: RAS/10/01/AUS - Chantelle McCabe

  5. Publication

    Indispensable yet unprotected: Working conditions of Indian Domestic Workers at Home and Abroad

    25 June 2015

    This study aims to provide policy-makers and service providers with deeper insight into the nature of forced labour and trafficking in this region. Armed with this knowledge, action to combat trafficking in the region will become more effective, finally bringing an end to this unacceptable form of human exploitation.

  6. Migrant Domestic Workers in Focus - Newsletter #5-6

    Migrant Domestic Workers in Focus, Issues #5-6

    18 June 2015

    ILO Newsletter “Migrant Domestic Workers in Focus” is an awareness rising and promotion tool developed in the framework of the EU funded Global Action Programme on Migrant Domestic Workers and their families (GAP-MDW) and published on a quarterly basis. The purpose of the newsletter is to promote decent work for migrant domestic workers globally and to keep ILO partners, constituents and other stakeholders informed about current and upcoming developments in the migration and domestic work sectors.

  7. Fact sheet

    Labour Migration Highlights No. 3

    17 June 2015

  8. Policy brief

    The growing trend of Vietnamese migrant domestic workers

    15 June 2015

    This policy brief looks at the growing trend of Vietnamese domestic workers who go abroad for jobs and includes recommendations to ensure that they are protected by minimum entitlements.

  9. Publication

    The right to rest for domestic workers - setting a floor

    30 April 2015

  10. Publication

    Women and the Future of Work – Taking care of the caregivers

    13 March 2015

    Over the last 20 years, important achievements have been made with regards to gender equality in the world of work. At least 50% of the world’s women are in paid wage and salary employment – an increase of 10% since the 1990s. In 2014, women held 24% of the world’s senior management positions, compared to 19% ten years ago.