Promote Project

Promoting Decent Work for Domestic Workers in Indonesia

Domestic workers represent the single largest group of female salaried workers contributing to the households of others in their own country or abroad. To date, the ILO estimates that there were 2.6 million domestic workers in Indonesia; of these, around 110 thousands are children under the age of 18 years old. Despite the importance of the role of domestic workers, domestic workers are still not recognized as workers and their employment relationship is not addressed in national labour laws or other legislation. Together with its social partners, the ILO has promoted decent work for domestic workers and the elimination of child domestic labour.

Regulations and ILO standards

  1. Regulations and references on domestic workers
  2. Convention 138 and Recommendation 146 on the Minimum Age for Admission to Employment and Work, 1973
  3. Convention 182 and Recommendation 190 on the Worst Forms of Child Labour, 1999
  4. Convention 189 and Recommendation 201 on Decent Work for Domestic Workers, 2011


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    Faces and actions of Indonesian domestic workers


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