Domestic Work Policy Brief no. 6

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

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

As part of a series on domestic work, this Policy Brief:
• explains why maternity protection and work-family policies are relevant to promoting decent work for domestic workers and provides the ILO framework on these topics;
• canvasses the issues and gaps in the provision of maternity protection and promotion of work-family balance;
• presents some approaches to overcoming obstacles with reference to country experiences; and
• proposes policy considerations for concerned stakeholders.