Events & training on domestic work

  1. Advisory Committee Meeting of the Global Action Programme on Migrant Domestic Workers and their Families

    25 July 2014

    The first Advisory Committee meeting of the Global Action Programme on Migrant Domestic Workers and the Families (GAP-MDW) was held in the premises of the Ministry of Social Policy of Ukraine with an aim to ensure an effective project implementation on a country level.

  2. Training to Trade Unions on Safe Migration and Victims’ Assistance

    1 July 2014

    The Global Alliance Against Trafficking in Women (GAATW) conducted a ToT on safe migration and victims’ assistance to building the capacity of trainers to undertake pre-decision community work with potential migrant women workers.

  3. Obstacles to justice for migrant domestic workers in Lebanon unveiled at report launch

    13 June 2014

    The ILO and local NGO Caritas share findings of a landmark report on the legal, procedural and institutional challenges facing migrant domestic workers seeking justice in Lebanon.

  4. Global 12+12 Campaign on Ratification of the ILO Convention 189 and the Recommendation 201 on Domestic Work

    18 May 2014

    International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC) and International Domestic Workers Federation (IDWF) launched the global 12 by 12 campaign: decent work for domestic workers in 2011 aiming at 12 ratifications of the ILO Convention 189 on Domestic Work over the course of 12 months. The second phase of the campaign was launched at the 3rd World Congress of the ITUC in 2014. As of June 2015, 20 countries ratified the ILO Convention 189 and dozens of countries adopted labour reforms and concluded new collective bargaining agreements.

  5. Training Course on Evolving Forms of Employment Relationships and Decent Work

    12 - 16 May 2014

    Representatives of government, workers’ and employers’ organizations, NGOs and academia from Asia, Africa and Arab countries participated in a training course on evolving forms of employment relationships and decent work to strengthen their capacities to use international labour standards and enhance labour rights and social protection of workers in “non-standard” employment relationships.

  6. Lebanon private domestic worker recruitment agencies review code of conduct

    29 - 30 April 2014

    The workshop will review the Code of Conduct adopted by Syndicate of Recruitment Agencies in Lebanon (SORAL) in 2013.

  7. ILO migrant workers project in Jordan assesses future interventions upon completion

    27 April 2014

    The ILO’s dedicated migrant worker project in Jordan meets with key stakeholders in the country to formulate future interventions during a project wrap-up and closing ceremony.

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

    23 - 24 April 2014

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

  9. Lebanon’s Domestic Workers’ Committee advocates for decent work by celebrating Women’s Day and Mother’s Day

    23 March 2014

    The ILO and the first workers’ organisation for migrant domestic workers in the Arab region will celebrate Mother’s Day and Women’s Day to promote better conditions for domestic workers in Lebanon.

  10. Workshop on Pension Portability Rights for Returnee Migrant Domestic Workers in Paraguay

    21 March 2014

    A tripartite workshop was organized by the ILO in Asunción, Paraguay, to discuss research findings and policy implications of a study on challenges for the implementation of pension portability rights for returnee migrant domestic workers in compliance with the ratified MERCOSUR treaty on Social Security.