Migrant domestic worker

Workshop on Migrant Domestic Workers' Policy (MDWs) and Trade Union Actions in Nepal

The workshop aims to discuss on existing policies, international practices and gaps in polices and laws to protect migrant domestic workers (MDW). This is organized within the framework of the ILO’s Global Action Programme on Migrant Domestic Workers and their Families (GAP-MDW), Geneva.

Nepalese trade unions are actively engaged in protecting the rights of migrant workers in both destination and sending countries through their own networks.  The workshop brings representatives of the trade unions;  All Nepal Federation of Nepalese Trade Unions (ANTUF), General Federation of Nepalese Trade Unions (GEFONT) and Nepal Trade Union Congress (NTUC) together with their national affiliates of Domestic Workers’ (DWs) and some key Non-governmental organizations (NGOs) working on migrant domestic workers issues in Nepal.

A Nepalese migrant domestic worker from Lebanon will share her experience as a MDW in Lebanon, Beirut.

The workshop serves as a platform for a knowledge sharing of experiences, challenges, best practices, rights and protections, develop trade unions strategies, actions and capacity to contribute for policy dialogue and strengthen solidarity and cooperation among themselves on decent work for migrant domestic workers.

The EU-funded GAP-MDW seeks to promote the human and labour rights of migrant domestic workers worldwide by addressing the challenges and vulnerabilities they face to exploitation and abuse.

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With ILO Experts, there will be international actors from the International Domestic Workers Federation (IDWF) and International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC) to share their views and experiences on protection of migrant domestic workers.