Domestic workers

Officials from Kuwait and Jordan explore methods to implement ILO international instruments on domestic workers

Government representatives from Jordan and Kuwait meet to enhance their ability to implement ILO Convention No. 189 and Recommendation No. 201.

Up to 20 government officials from relevant departments in Kuwait and Jordan will participate in a two-day workshop organised by the ILO to explore method to implement the Domestic Workers Convention, 2011 (No. 189) and the Domestic Worker Recommendation, 2011 (No. 201). Designated officials from the two countries will share knowledge and experiences with the view to enhance labour governance practices in order to implement Convention No. 189 and Recommendation No. 201 as well as promote decent work for domestic workers in the Arab region. The workshop will provide ILO assistance to identify current gaps and challenges related to the protection of domestic workers in Kuwait and Jordan, raise awareness on Convention No. 189 and Recommendation No. 201 that guides action to protect domestic workers, and exchange good practices between the two countries in relation to women migrant domestic workers.

The workshop is an activity of the ILO project entitled “Decent Work for Domestic Workers: Advocating Institutional Reform in the Middle East,” which is devoted to support countries in the Arab States to provide options for reform of national policies and institutions to protect migrant domestic workers' rights.