Fact sheets on domestic workers

  1. Labour Migration Highlights No. 3

    17 June 2015

  2. The right to rest for domestic workers - setting a floor

    30 April 2015

  3. Women and the Future of Work – Taking care of the caregivers

    13 March 2015

    Over the last 20 years, important achievements have been made with regards to gender equality in the world of work. At least 50% of the world’s women are in paid wage and salary employment – an increase of 10% since the 1990s. In 2014, women held 24% of the world’s senior management positions, compared to 19% ten years ago.

  4. Domestic workers organize – but can they bargain?

    20 February 2015

    Does the traditional form of collective negotiation have the same potential to ensure decent working conditions in the sector? Or are there other forms, adapted to the sector that would be more effective in ensuring compliance with standards set through various forms of collective negotiation? The ILO is currently carrying out a study to answer just these questions, the preliminary results of which indicate that, to reach the same objective in domestic work will require not only the right to bargain collectively, but may also entail a reassessment of the source of power of domestic workers that would make such a system effective in ensuring employers comply with the agreements.

  5. Information Passport for Migrant Domestic Workers in Ukraine-Poland Migration Corridor

    11 December 2014

    A passport size brochure, developed as part of the EU funded Global Action Programme for Migrant Domestic Workers and Their Families (GAP-MDW), was designed on request of workers’ organizations to guide Ukrainian domestic workers in Poland through the legal procedures of employment and labour rights of migrant domestic workers.

  6. Information Passport for Migrant Domestic Workers in Paraguay-Argentina Migration Corridor

    11 December 2014

    A passport size brochure, developed as part of the EU funded Global Action Programme for Migrant Domestic Workers and Their Families (GAP-MDW), was designed on request of workers’ organizations to guide Paraguayan domestic workers in Argentina through the legal procedures of employment and labour rights of migrant domestic workers.

  7. Domestic workers empowerment programme (DWEP): Final project fact sheet

    28 November 2014

    Domestic work is one of the most important occupations for millions of workers, mostly women in the country and around the world.

  8. Working time of live-in domestic workers

    28 November 2013

    This document is part of a series of briefs on issues and approaches to promoting decent work for domestic workers.

  9. Child domestic work: Global estimates 2012

    04 October 2013

    This fact sheet is an update to the global estimates on child domestic work 2008

  10. “Meeting the needs of my family too”: Maternity protection and work-family measures for domestic workers

    01 July 2013

    This document is part of a series of briefs on issues and approaches to promoting decent work for domestic workers.