This video presents the findings of an ILO-sponsored research study — ‘Domestic Workers - Work conditions, Recruitment, and Employers' Perspectives’— on the perspectives of employers’ on domestic workers and their work. It highlights issues and concerns that could assist in the formulation of a policy that recognizes domestic workers’ and their rights. Employers’ perspectives in two metropolitan cities of Delhi and Mumbai were collected by IHD Delhi in partnership with CDRA, Mumbai. This research is part of the ‘Work in Freedom’ programme, a UK funded multi-stakeholder initiative to reduce vulnerability to forced labour with a special focus on domestic work.
The need for regulating and protecting domestic workers has been debated and the ILO Convention 189 on Decent Work for Domestic Workers is one of the first ever International Labour Standard adopted by International Labour Organisation in 2011.