Domestic Workers and Decent Work in Sri Lanka

In repsonse to a Government of Sri Lanka request, this Reporth ighlights key findings from a study which examined the living and working conditions of domestic workers and assessed the current legal and policy gaps to ratify ILO's Decent Work for Domestic Workers Covention (No 189)

To contribte to the discourse on legally recognising domestic work and domestic workers in Sri Lanka and ratifying the ILO Convention No 189, this study examines the living and working conditions of domestic workers and assesses the current legal and policy gaps in Sri Lanka to enable the government to ratify the ILO Decent Work for Domestic Workers Convention No 189. The study consolidates findings from a desk research, a survey of domestic workers in three districts in Sri Lanka, and a series of interviews with relevant stakeholders.