Towards securing rights of indigenous women domestic workers

Ms. María de los Ángeles Sis, a domestic workers’ representative from SITRADOMSA (Guatemala), shares her experiences as an indigenous woman and domestic worker to highlight why decent work is critical for securing rights, and achieving women’s economic empowerment and gender equality.

Date issued: 30 October 2017 |
The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, with a pledge to leave no one behind, aims to empower indigenous women and men. In this context, addressing the factors that limit indigenous women’s access to decent work opportunities and disproportionately expose them to violations of fundamental rights at work is critical. Domestic work is an important sector where indigenous women face several challenges in accessing decent working conditions.