4th Conference on Regulating for Decent Work

Session on Claims-making in Domestic Work

In this session, the UNRISD research team shares results of the project "When and Why Do States Respond to Women's Claims? Understanding Gender-Egalitarian Policy Change in Asia". Prof. Naila Kabeer, London School of Economics, provides an overview of women workers and the politics of claims-making, and case studies on mobilisations of domestic workers from India and Indonesia are presented.

Audio | 09 July 2015


  • P.C. Cagna: “Claiming Labour Rights: Women’s mobilization for domestic workers' rights”
  • A. Ghosh and S. Chigateri: “Unraveling domestic work: understanding mobilization, claimsmaking and policy change for domestic workers in India”
  • S.W. Eddyono: “Mobilizing voices for the protection of domestic workers in Indonesia”
  • N. Kabeer: “Women Workers and the Politics of Claims-Making in a Globalized Economy”
  • Chair: V. Esquivel